Qantas Frequent Flyers Can Now Use Points for Lift Passes Across Five New Zealand Ski Slopes
In partnership with Ski Express, Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use points to pay for 3, 4, 5, or six day lift passes across five New Zealand ski slopes including Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mount Hutt.
On Monday (May 10, 2021), Qantas announced that in partnership with Ski Express, Qantas Frequent Flyers can now redeem points for 3-6 day lift passes at five New Zealand ski resorts including Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet peek, The Remarkables and Mount Hutt. The lift passes are now available at the Qantas Rewards Store. Early bird passes start from 33,000 Qantas Points for three days, and when coupled with a return Classics Rewards booking to New Zealand, members can square away their travel for under 70,000 Qantas Points.
In Monday’s announcement, Qanats Loyalty’s CEO, Olivia Wirth, said,
“Over the past year our members have been earning more points on the ground from non-flying activities, waiting for opportunities to use them on travel again. This means our Frequent Flyers can now book three significant parts of their snow holiday using points – flights, hotels and lift passes – with the only thing left to worry about when they get there is which slopes to tackle first. It also provides our growing number of Kiwi members with another way to use their points towards their ski holiday, on top of the redemption opportunities available for flights to Queenstown and Christchurch on Jetstar New Zealand’s domestic network.
“Qantas will be operating a record number of flights to Queenstown during the peak winter season to cater for the demand we’ve seen since the two-way trans-Tasman bubble opened last month. More than 20 per cent of bookings for July and August having been made using points, so we expect the option to redeem points for a lift pass as well will be really popular with our members. Whether members are redeeming points on flights, hotel bookings, holiday packages or now lift passes, we’re always evolving and innovating to meet the needs of our 13 million members and help bring them closer to their next dream trip.”
Members can book Early Bird Lift Passes through May 19, 2021, using points or a combination of points plus payment. Early Bird Cardrona and Treble Cone Passes (including two resorts) start at 33,000 Qantas Points, while Early Bird Queenstown and Mt. Hutt Passes (including three resorts – Coronet Peak, The Remarkables & Mt. Hutt) start at 43,000 Qantas Points.