The Remarkables

The Remarkables

 
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The famous Remarkables mountain range is home to The Remarkables ski field, an easy 35 minute drive from downtown Queenstown. A true alpine mountain experience, The Remarkables offers terrain and facilities to suit everyone from first timers to seasoned, expert skiers and snowboarders.

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.8
Accommodation 
 
1.5  (2)
Atmosphere 
 
5.0  (2)
Clothing 
 
4.5  (2)
Fulfilment of community 
 
4.0  (2)
Skiresort 
 
4.0  (2)
Training 
 
4.5  (2)
Wage/ Hours 
 
4.0  (2)
Working hours 
 
3.5  (2)
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Accommodation
Atmosphere
Clothing
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Overall rating 
 
3.5
Accommodation 
 
1.0
Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Clothing 
 
4.0
Fulfilment of community 
 
3.0
Skiresort 
 
4.0
Training 
 
4.0
Wage/ Hours 
 
4.0
Working hours 
 
3.0

Remarkables Review

The Remarkables is a ski area with lots of pro's and cons. The chairs are slow, but the park and terrain are awesome. There's some really cool off-piste, but everything is above tree line so there's lots of rock hazards. Queenstown is a sick place to live, but it's a 45 minute drive to the base area and when bad weather rolls in it can take even longer. It seems to be a place for diehards, and you notice that in the ski school crew. Everyone's in it for the real deal and there's a real sense of passion in the team. It's also a very diverse crew nationality-wise which makes it good fun.

The biggest con is the housing situation. Queenstown is a very popular place all year round but in the winter there's just not enough places to live for the stream of backpackers looking to sneak in that extra winter season. No staff accom means there's very little the ski school can do for you, and you'll be largely on your own. I recommend arriving early (mid-may) to be able to snatch up a decent place.

The pay is pretty decent. The whole fiordland area is amazing. New Zealand is cool country. The ski resort company itself has a reputation for cutting corners, but the ski school is modern and is run by cool people. If you don't mind long early bus rides and the hectic housing situation I can really recommend working at the Remarkables ski school.

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Overall rating 
 
4.2
Accommodation 
 
2.0
Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Clothing 
 
5.0
Fulfilment of community 
 
5.0
Skiresort 
 
4.0
Training 
 
5.0
Wage/ Hours 
 
4.0
Working hours 
 
4.0

The Remarkables

Such a nice place to work! Real good team, growing in experience. Massive developments up there. You will probably have to find your own place to stay though. But it's not too hard (if you plan ahead, or don't mind a few days/weeks in hostels).

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