Queenstown is considered by many sportsmen as the capital of extreme sports and adventure activities. It is situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand.
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
One of the biggest ski resorts near Queenstown is the Remarkables. The site is open from late June to October and offers a great variety of facilities. With its varied terrain, it consists one of the most popular destinations for the snowboarding lovers. Perfect for runners of all levels (trails: Alta Chair and Easy Out for beginners, Shadow Basin for intermediate boarders, Elevator, Terminator, Eliminator, Exterminator and the legendary Diangulator for experts). Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!
Operating hours: 9 am – 4 pm.