The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand

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The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago, South Island of New Zealand. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters. The range is clearly visible from the nearby town of Queenstown.

The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand
The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand

The highest point in the range is Double Cone (2319 metres) with Ben Nevis (2234 metres, named after the Scottish mountain of the same name) further south in the Hector mountains. There are a number of small lakes on the mountains including Lake Alta which forms part of the Remarkables Skifield.

The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown's dramatic alpine scenery, set against the impressive Remarkables mountain range and by the serene waters of Lake Wakatipu, is even more spectacular from the air than it is from the ground. The Helicopter Line operates scenic flights from Queenstown Airport, a convenient 8 kilometres from the city centre.

The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand
The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand

Feel the power of the extraordinary Remarkables mountain range, with its ragged peaks, as you land on a dramatic spur 1,538 metres above Queenstown. In winter, step out of the helicopter into pristine white snow and gaze across the tranquil Lake Wakatipu to the imposing Southern Alps.

The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand
The Remarkables Mountain, Queenstown, New Zealand

Situated high in The Remarkables mountain range and surrounded by craggy peaks, The Remarkables Alpine Park provides a spectacular, true alpine environment. Extending over 700 hectares of reserve land, there's 220 skiable hectares accessed by three quad chairs within three sunny, wide open bowls. Shadow Basin, has open intermediate and advanced runs, Shadow Bowl and the Alta Chair have plenty of long, wide open beginner and intermediate runs.Shadow Basin and Sugar bowl are lift accessed and traversing from the Shadow Basin chhailift will get you to Lake Alta with its off-piste steeps and shoots.

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