Snowfalls blanket Queenstown for school ski trips

Latest Lead Teacher Testimony – Bernie reports on their school trip to Queenstown

Mother Nature has responded to a call for snow and blanketed New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region over the past week, ideal conditions for school ski trips leaving its six ski fields in superb shape for the winter season.

Queenstown is buzzing after continuous heavy snow falls, combined with consistently cold temperatures, brought snow downtown and turned the resort and its surrounding mountains into a magical winter wonderland. Cold, dry snow with up to three metres on some ski resorts over the past week - dumped all over New Zealand.

“It’s snow time! Everyone’s really fired up, people have been pouring into town and businesses are pumping. There’s always a real buzz when the snow comes in force, particularly when we get it downtown."

"There were lots of 'yahoos', lots of excited people, smiles and high fives out there with fresh snow just adding to the good times," said The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence

What are Teachers saying about their School Ski Trips to Queenstown


'A Very enjoyable Trip - Students and Staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Days were full of activity from walking in the morning to evening. On Top of the Fun, Students gained a cultural experience they will take with them forever.'Jamie Connelly from Canning Vale High School, Australia.

It wasn't all smooth sailing for Peter Moyes School with flight cancellations, however alternative options were arranged and Peter Moyes school's ski trip hardly skipped a beat and the trip continued as planned. 'our rep Pete rose to the challenge though (and) nothing was not much to ask, he was proactive and great at communication with us. Thanks Pete!' Louise Desimece, Peter Moyes School, Australia.

'It was great that Educating Adventures took care of all our local needs. Their knowledge and experience proved invaluable to us running a successful international trip.'Ivan Mc Lean, Peter Moyes School, Australia.

'The timing of the snowfall was perfect for the Australian School Ski Trips we have hosted so far this season. Fresh powder on offer at both Coronet Peak and Remarkable ski resorts in Queenstown provided a soft base for both students and teachers to learn new skills and get back into skiing. It is great to receive such wonderful feedback from all the schools which have travelled across the ditch, to make the most of the great value school ski trip packages EA School Tours has on offer.'Jade Hinton, EA School Tours Travel Specialist

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Queenstown school ski trip photos from a mixture of schools during the July holidays.

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