Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Queenstown is a famous winter destination with four ski fields in the surrounding area, all within an hour’s drive. It’s no secret that we haven’t had the greatest summer in terms of weather but with the autumn season upon us the temperature drop has been very noticeable and very exciting for we remarkably ski crazy folk.
Over the past month, we have had several dustings of snow on the Remarkables & Coronet peak ski fields (the accompanying photos were taken on March 3!) and I’m guessing this is a big reason why people had decided not to leave Queenstown this year, waiting for those perfect white powder conditions in early June, which doesn’t seem too way away now.
An average March or April in Queenstown tends to be quieter, being the shoulder season but this year has been different. The town is still pumping with tourists and the shoulder season is extremely busy and positive. All you have to do to get a fair indication of how busy things are at the moment is drive or attempt to walk past the Ferg Burger and you will see a line out the door leading down the street. If you don’t know Ferg Burger, this is Queenstown’s Iconic burger bar with visitors making this there first point of call after getting off the plane, thanks to its famous reputation and awesome food.
With scheduled opening date for Coronet Peak being the 3rd, June and The Remarkables being the 29th, June, we here at Rydges Lakeland Resort are already preparing for the upcoming season. There are at least eight members of our Frontline and Food & Beverage teams who have purchased early bird season passes. This means excitement and snow trip plans are the topic of every discussion around the office and after work. If the random snow “dumpings” throughout March are anything to go by, we are going to have an awesome season here in Queenstown - Lets bring on the winter!!!