Use your points to get on-piste for ski holidays in New Zealand

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use points to pay for lift passes at five snowfields across New Zealand this winter.

From today, members can use points to book 3, 4, 5 and 6-day lift passes which include Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mount Hutt. Lift passes are delivered by local travel provider Ski Express and can be redeemed at the Qantas Rewards Store.

Early bird passes start from 33,000 Qantas Points for three days, which, when coupled with a return Classic Rewards booking to New Zealand, means Frequent Flyers could have their flight and lift pass squared away for less than 70,000 Qantas Points.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said the opportunity for members to use their Qantas Points towards their next ski holiday would be welcome news for the many Australians and New Zealanders heading to the slopes this winter.

“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,” said Ms Wirth.

“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.”

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