Winter at The Rees

Winter at The Rees

A True Winter Experience

Nestled alongside the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by majestic, snow-capped mountains, The Rees Queenstown is the perfect winter holiday destination.

The cosmopolitan town has a welcoming, vibrant energy that resonates across the resort to make Queenstown a unique holiday destination—and at no time is this more obvious than in winter, when skiers and boarders, or those just curious about snow, gather here to lap up the fun.

Experience Winter From June to August

Temperatures range from between -2°C and 10°C

Every year from early June onwards, the region transforms into a winter wonderland, attracting snow sports enthusiasts from around the world with its incredible lake and alpine scenery, crisp blue-sky days, easy access to some of New Zealand’s finest ski and snowboard terrain, and a vibrant après ski scene.

The region’s four ski areas, all within a handy 20 to 90-minute drive of Queenstown, open from early June and offer a range of terrain for all levels whether you’re keen to conquer the basics, enjoy groomed runs, tackle off-piste, throw down some freestyle tricks or experience the thrill of night skiing. With the first snowfalls, you can feel the buzz in town as skiers and snowboarders gear up for a season of fun.

For fun well beyond the mountains, Queenstown’s seven golf courses and renowned wineries are just a short drive away. Central Otago produces some of the best Pinot Noir in the world thanks to the region’s combination of shale soil and sharply defined seasons. And with around 200 vineyards within 1½ hour’s drive of Queenstown, wine tours are a great way to explore the area.

Ski Rental Equipment

While Queenstown offers a selection of traditional ski stores, The Rees is partnered with Snopro Ski Rental Delivery to offer ultimate convenience and hassle-free ski hire. Snopro delivers and custom fits your ski rental in the comfort of your luxury accommodation. Follow-up service and collection are included. Booking online is simple and easy.

Equipment & Storage

Make the Southern Alps your playground this winter, Queenstown offers plenty to explore on and off the mountain.

Ski Locker

We have a secure ski locker on-site, where we will store all of your skis and snowboards, at no extra cost. This locker can be accessed 24/7 by your Rees Staff Member.