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South Island Ski Partners


Snowbiz, Queenstown - 20% discount

We all know that skiing and snowboarding are pricey endeavours. You have travel expenses, accommodation, food and drinks, entry passes…not to mention ski gear. It all adds up rather quickly!

Snowbiz knows this too well so they provide the highest possible quality in ski, snowboard, boot, and clothing hire allowing you to remove the bite out of hitting the slopes. They also exclusively issue "My Pass" lift ticketing in store - get everything you need for a great day on the slopes in one place!

By presenting your Omega Car Rental Keys at the point of sale you can receive 20% discount on all rental equipment including ski clothing hire at Snowbiz.



Browns Ski Shop - 15% discount with promo code 'JEDIOMEGA'

Renting gear is not necessarily the best part of your winter holiday, so at Browns Ski Shop they make the rental process as easy as possible.

Their ski and snowboard rental are easier, safer, nicer & cooler - everything they do is driven by the love of skiing and riding. Whether it’s your first time on snow or a Masters Racer, you’ll find the best brands and labels of skis, boots and apparel.

And if you present your Omega Car Rental Keys at the point of sale you will receive a 15% discount off your ski rental or when you book online here by using promo code 'JEDIOMEGA'. 




Enjoy your time on the slopes!

Don't let black ice ruin your holiday, for South Island Winter Driving Tips Read our Winter Roads blog post.

And if it's your first time heading for the slopes, here's a link to a great article The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Skiing!  Have a read and you'll feel much better prepared and ready to give skiing a go! 


CAR 47 CMYK 800pxDrive through the South Island in Winter and one spectacular snowy mountain vista after another greets you around every corner!  But to truly appreciate the scenery and experience the very best of Queenstown and Christchurch, you have to get up the mountain...

In New Zealand we are extremely fortunate to have one of the longest ski seasons in Australasia.  Our ski resorts offer a variety of terrain with world-class facilities and something for everyone, from the most avid seasoned professional to the absolute beginner.  In Queenstown and Wanaka you will discover excellent accommodation options, backed by a wealth of exciting activities and invigorating experiences off the slopes as well.

At Omega we offer a full range of vehicles including Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 SUV's, Subaru Legacy 4WD Wagons, Elite Hatchbacks, Sedans and Family Wagons as well as smaller Budget run arounds, to suit everyone's car rental requirements and budget. Select ski racks and chains when you book to completely ski-ready your chosen vehicle!

Photo courtesy of Cardrona Alpine Resort

Snow chains


Snow chains may be required if you are heading to the mountain in the winter ski season.  Chains are supplied in pairs and can be fitted to your vehicle's tyres to provide maximum traction when driving through snow and ice. Please book in advance as the chains are specific to the size of the tyres on the particular vehicle you have booked.

Cost:  $25 for the full duration of your hire

Fitting your Snow Chains: The videos below show you how to fit snow chains to your vehicle. At Omega we use 2 types of chains and while you won't know which type you'll receive until you come to collect your car, taking a look at the videos below will give you a head start and they both include important tips it helps to know in advance!