Skiing simplified: Queenstown’s new ‘dropzone’

Winter scene in the snow, Queenstown. New Zealand.

A new ‘dropzone’ designed to get skiers and snowboarders onto the snow quicker and easier than ever before is an integral part of an improved transport system at The Remarkables ski area, Queenstown.

As part of the new state-of-the-art base building development, the arrivals area has been redesigned and improved so guests can drop off family or friends and unload ski gear more quickly and efficiently.

Ski area manager Ross Lawrence said the improvements provided “speedy” access to the snow and the mountain’s world-class facilities.

“We’ve significantly expanded and upgraded the drop zone so buses can turn around more comfortably and cars can unload easier, right on the doorstep,” he said.

“Shuttle buses will operate all day long bringing people up from the lower car parks to the base and with our new Car Park 4 at the Homeward Turnaround there’s over 100 additional car parks compared to last year.”

During peak times such as school holidays, on big snow days and at the height of the season, more shuttle buses will be in service.

Throughout the season, guests without cars can catch one of the purpose-built alpine 4WD buses from Queenstown and return on a frequent service running throughout the day.

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