New smartcard technology at NZ ski resorts
For starters, it provides unlimited freedom to ski and ride at eight of South Island’s most popular mountain resorts, with the highest, most extensive ski areas and some of the friendliest family facilities. In other words, it is a cash-free card that gives access to 2,230 hectares of lift-served terrain at the following resorts:
Cardrona Alpine Resort (Wanaka/Queenstown)
Treble Cone Ski Area (Wanaka/Queenstown)
Snow Park NZ (Wanaka/Queenstown)
Mt Dobson (MacKenzie)
Porters Ski Area (Canterbury)
But it isn’t just a mountain pass. You can use it to rent your equipment, for ski lessons, for drinks and meals in resort…. It’s totally flexible and the options are endless.
Simply select your choice of ski package online at www.onepassnz.com. On arrival in New Zealand you can collect your pass at one of the following points:
Christchurch: Christchurch International Airport
Queenstown: Cardrona Alpine Resort office (35 Shotover Street)
Wanaka: Cardrona Alpine Resort town office (18 Dunmore Street) or Treble Cone town office (24 Dungarvon Street)
On Mountain: Cardrona Alpine Resort or Treble Cone
Once you have your pass, you just have to login, check your balance and top it up at www.onepassnz.com. It’s a great solution, as it saves you carrying large amounts of cash around with you.
What’s more, you can exchange a lift pass for “snow $s” to access all the off-snow fun too. The OnePassNZ also offers access to some of the South Island’s biggest adventure attractions (jet-boating, horse trekking, spas, vineyards, sky diving…) – perfect if you fancy treating the family to a day out from the slopes.
This also makes it especially appealing for non-skiing family members or for those with young children. Here are just some local attractions to enjoy with your kids, all within easy reach of the ski resorts and all accessible with the new OnePassNZ:
National Transport & Toy Museum (Wanaka): a must for kids of all ages with its large, rare vehicle collection and nostalgic array of vintage teddy bears, dolls and toys.
We think the new OnePassNZ looks a terrific idea, as it appears so versatile and simple to use. We’d be interested to hear if it’s as good as it sounds. Do check it out and let us know your views on our Facebook page at FamilySkiNews.com.