New zealand australia south america - Skimax Holidays
New zealand australia south america - Skimax Holidays
HIGHER. DRIER. BETTER. JOIN US IN THE HEART OF THE SOUTHERN ALPS NEW FOR 2018: Refurbished Base facilities, including the Base & Mezz Cafes, Ski Concierge & more... Trendy as! Cardrona’s gateway is Queenstown Airport (only a 3hr flight from Australia’s East Coast). Kia ora - welcome to Cardrona, New Zealand’s most popular ski area. Discover the mountain where everyone’s a VIP, from beginners & families, to Olympic & X Games athletes.
Love skiing? Then you’ll love the Skimax Holidays 2018 Southern Hemisphere Brochure.
Our destinations include New Zealand, Australia and South America. We are proudly independently Australian owned and have been arranging ski holidays for the past 21 years. Our core passion is to deliver quality ski packages at the right price together with solid and uncomplicated service. We have a dedicated team of ski/board enthusiasts who have travelled far and wide, experiencing the various resort destinations we sell. All of our consultants have worked and lived in a ski resort somewhere in the world! They are always on hand to provide expert, first hand advice tailoring a package perfectly suited to the needs of the passenger.
We specialise in all types of product, catering for families, individuals and groups at all different price levels. I am proud to preside over such a dedicated, professional bunch of people in our ‘Skimax Family’ and we look forward to welcoming you with our friendly service and arranging a dream ski holiday for you.
Rodney Muller | CEO | Skimax Holidays CONTENTS NEW ZEALAND 5 Queenstown 6 Mountain stats & facts 7 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 8 Accommodation 9 Premium accommodation 12 Activities 14 Harris Mountain Heli-Ski 16 Wanaka 17 Mountain stats & facts 18 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 19 Accommodation 20 Methven 23 Mountain stats & facts 24 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 24 Accommodation 25 Mt Ruapehu 27 Mountain stats & facts 27 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 27 Accommodation 28 Car Hire 29 AUSTRALIA 30 Thredbo 31 Mountain stats & facts 31 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 31 Accommodation 32 Perisher 35 Mountain stats, facts & transfers 35 Accommodation 36 Jindabyne (Off Mountain) 38 Accommodation 38 Mt Buller 39 Mountain stats & facts 39 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 39 Accommodation 40 Falls Creek 42 Mountain stats & facts 42 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 42 Accommodation 43 Mt Hotham 45 Mountain stats & facts 45 Lift pass, lessons, rentals & transfers 45 Accommodation 46 SOUTH AMERICA 48 Portillo 48 Valle Nevado 49 Booking Conditions 50 Photo Credit - Cardrona Alpine Resort ACCOMMODATION GUIDE Skimax Holiday ratings are provided as a guide only and may change throughout the season depending on the property and changes that may take place.
HHHHH Luxurious and outstanding property with exceptional service, location and facilities HHHH Superior property, providing well-appointed rooms, superb service and a range of facilities HHH Standard property with good facilities and comfortable rooms
SKIMAX FAMILY 4 Skimax Family GABBI Ski or snowboard? Snowboard. Best mountain moment: Losing concentration while on a T-bar in Thredbo and riding straight into the T-bar tower!!! Ouch! Not my finest hour. Ask me about…Thredbo - It’s my “local” hill so I know all the ins and outs and where the best après spots are. JOSH Ski or snowboard? B.O.A.R.D.I.N.G!!!! Best mountain moment: Building up the courage to do the 134m Nevis Bungy in Queenstown - a must do!! Ask me about…Perisher, Thredbo and all of Queenstown.
KIRSTY Ski or snowboard? Snowboard. Best mountain moment: Valle Nevado - Racing my friend who was on skis through the Olympic Bowl to see who could get to the bottom first! Ask me about…The steep terrain of Portillo and the insane “Slingshot Lift”.
STEPH Ski or snowboard? Mainly boarding. Best mountain moment: Hiking up and checking out the crater lake at the top of Mt Ruapehu, wicked view and pretty unusual to have a lake at the top of the mountain. Ask me about…Mt Hutt or Mt Ruapehu – I grew up boarding both mountains. VANESSA Ski or snowboard? Skier. Best mountain moment: First on the lift at Cardrona after a huge overnight dump of snow!
Ask me about…Wine tours around Queenstown and Wanaka, done a few in my times in NZ!! SAM Ski or snowboard? Snowboard. Best mountain moment: Heli boarding in Wanaka with Harris Mountains Heli-Ski. Ask me about…Any NZ resort in the South Island, especially Queenstown and Perisher, Thredbo or Mt Buller. SARAH Ski or snowboard? Snowboard . Best mountain moment: The cheese and wine tour around Wanaka, we all know that good food and wine goes with any ski experience! Ask me about…Wanaka – I love that is has the vibe of a real ski town with world class restaurants. How a ski holiday should feel. MEGAN Ski or snowboard? Snowboard and a hot chocolate expert.
Best mountain moment: Hearing my 2 year old son say “faster faster” on his first day on skis…on the kiddies hill. Ask me about…Thredbo and Perisher (or where to go for the best hot chocolates!) STEPH Ski or snowboard? Ski. Best mountain moment: Any bluebird pow day with my crew!
Ask me about...Anything Thredbo and Perisher, these are my home mountains and I’ve grown up skiing both. KATIE Ski or snowboard? Ski. Best mountain moment… The first time I sat on a chair lift, the butterflies I got as I headed for the top (Never forget to take in the view). Ask me about…Stopovers and extras, with years of travel experience I can help with it all. JOE Ski or snowboard? Ski. Best mountain moment: Skiing Europe’s longest black run with just one pole. Ask me about...How to get the most out of ski school.
When they aren’t busy planning your next ski holiday, they have the job of checking out our resorts so they can give you an honest, first hand opinion of the best places to go.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it! Call us on 1300 136 997 and ask to speak to one of our well travelled consultants!
NEW ZEALAND Whether you’re permanently in powder or you’ve never felt snow before, New Zealand offers ski adventures that will keep you begging for “just one more run”. From north to south, there has never been a better time to book your New Zealand ski holiday with low-cost flights across the Tasman and value for money ski packages on offer throughout the countries premiere ski resorts. When to visit? New Zealand can experience heavy snowfalls right from the beginning of winter (June) through to spring (mid October). June, July and August traditionally are the months with highest snowfalls.
Late June and most of July is the busiest time of the season with school holidays in place, while August and September generally have the most reliable snow conditions.
But If you are after great snow conditions as well as warmer sun soaked days you can’t beat September and early October for great spring skiing and no queues! New Zealand NORTH ISLAND Auckland to Ohakune - 4.5 hours/365km Auckland to National Park / Whakapapa - 4 hours/325km Wellington to Ohakune - 4 hours/310km Wellington to National Park / Whakapapa - 4.5 hours/335km Rotorua to Ohakune - 3 hours/240km Rotorua to National Park / Whakapapa - 2 hours/195km SOUTH ISLAND Christchurch to Methven - 1.5 hours/96km Christchurch to Wanaka - 5 hours/425km Christchurch to Queenstown - 6 hours/480km Queenstown to Wanaka - 1 hour/68km Dunedin to Queenstown - 3.5 hours/320km Dunedin to Wanaka - 3 hours/255km Driving Distances TAURANGA NAPIER Hokianga Harbour Bay of Islands/Russell Coromandel Peninsula Hawke’s Bay Nohland NORTH ISLAND WELLINGTON NEW PLYMOUTH ROTORUA TAUPO Lake Taupo Whakapapa Mt Ruapehu Turoa OHAKUNE SOUTH ISLAND QUEENSTOWN WANAKA DUNEDIN STEWART ISLAND INVERCARGILL KAIKOURA CHRISTCHURCH METHVEN BLENHEIM NELSON Fox Glacier Franz Joseph Glacier AUCKLAND WHANGAREI Mt Cook Coronet Peak Cardrona The Remarkables Treble Cone Mt Hu TEKAPO Lake Tekapo 5
NEW ZEALAND | Queenstown 6 L A K E S T BEACHST BRUNSWICK ST THOMPSON ST MANST ISLEST CEMETERY RD B R E C O N S T ( U P P E R ) RO BI NS RD D U K E S T E A R L S T C H U R C H S T S E A R L E L N CAMPST M A L L C O W L N B E A C H S T T U R N E R S T M A L A G H A N S T A N D E R S O N H E I G H T S B A L L A R A T S T B E E T H A M S T S Y D N E Y S T FRANKTON RD VEINT CRESCENT B R IS B AN E ST H O B AR T ST AD EL AI D E ST S U B U R B S T ( S O U T H ) S U B U R B S T ( N O R T H ) COR ONA TION DR PARK ST PARK ST BOUNDARYST W E A V E R S T S H O T O V E R S T TE MP LE TO N B R E C O N S T REES ST ATHOLST STANLEYST QUEENSTOWNFRANKTON(6A) QUEENSTOWN FRANKTON (6A) HENREYST MELBOURNEST HALLENSTEINST KERRY DRIVE K E N T S T S A L M O N D YO RK ST G A LW A Y C O U R T G O R G E R D LIMERICK LANE BELFAST TCE MANCHESTER PLACE VANCOUVER DRIVE LONDON LANE EDINBURGH DRIVE WAKATIPU HEIGHTS PANORAMA TCE PANO RAMA PLAC E EARNSLAW TCE LONGWOOD PLACE POOLELANE L E E D S L A N E DU BLI N ST MARINEPARADE QUEENSTOWN BAY REMARKABLES - 26km TREBLE CONE - 90km CARDRONA - 58km CORONET PEAK - 18km 11 17 23 15 8 13 10 3 14 2 26 1 22 24 18 6 25 21 5 7 19 20 12 4 9 16 Queenstown Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and nestled alongside Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown tops the list of New Zealand ski destinations to visit.
There are four skiable mountains within an easy 90 minute drive from Queenstown - Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone. Coronet Peak is loved by locals because of the easily accessible terrain and consistent snow conditions throughout the season. Beginner and intermediate areas are positioned away from the main trails making learning stress-free and keeping the steeper runs free for those with a need for speed. The Remarkables is just that – remarkable! This mountain receives an abundance of natural snow and is a favourite with families – what’s not to love about three sunny, snow-filled bowls and magnificent views? Off snow Queenstown has plenty of après ski action with restaurants, bars and nightlife.
Queenstown is also well known for adventure activities, making it a paradise for all holidaymakers.
Queenstown | NEW ZEALAND 7 TERRAIN • 25% beginner • 45% intermediate • 30% advanced (includes Back Bowls) LIFTS • 1 high-speed six-seater chair • 2 high-speed quad chairs • 1 T-Bar, 4 surface conveyer lifts FACILITIES • 4 restaurants, cafes and a Ice Bar • Rental services and repair centre • Retail outlet ELEVATION: 1649m, 462m vertical drop. SKIABLE AREA: 692 acres. LONGEST RUN: M1 to Big Easy, 2.4km. NIGHT SKIING: Early July to September, Friday and Saturday nights 4pm-9pm. FIRST TRACKS: Early July to September from 8am-9am.
TERRAIN • 30% beginner • 40% intermediate • 30% advanced LIFTS • 1 high-speed six-seater chair • 3 quad chairs • 3 surface conveyer lifts FACILITIES • New Base Lodge with restaurant & café • Ice bar at the Curvey Basin chairlift • Rental services & repair centre • Retail outlet ELEVATION: 1943m, 357m vertical drop.
SKIABLE AREA: 952 acres. LONGEST RUN: Homeward Run 1.5km. TERRAIN PARKS: Extensive network of terrain parks from beginner to advanced features. NZ’s only Burton Stash Park. Coronet Peak The Remarkables SKI FROM $67* PER DAY minimum 4 days SKI FROM $67* PER DAY minimum 4 days KIDS 5 YEARS & UNDER SKI FREE KIDS 5 YEARS & UNDER SKI FREE 16 JUNE – 30 SEPTEMBER Subject to weather and snow condition. DISTANCE TO CORONET PEAK 18kms from Queenstown. SKI SCHOOL Daily ski school programmes for all levels. ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN • Children 5 and under receive FREE lift tickets - all season. • Licenced Early Learning Centre for Kids 3 months - 5 years.
• Lesson Programs: 5-17 years ski, 8-17 years snowboard. 9 JUNE – 7 OCTOBER Subject to weather and snow condition. DISTANCE TO THE REMARKABLES 28kms from Queenstown. ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN • Children 5 and under receive FREE lift tickets – all season. • Kids lesson programs from 4 years.
• Lesson Programs: 5-17 years ski, 8-17 years snowboard. 7