The first major snowfall has blanketed Queenstown and the majestic Remarkables mountain range, signalling the early arrival of the most anticipated season of the year in New Zealand’s South Island.

With the ski season officially due to kick off on 13 June, leading accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts is serving up some early-bird snow deals for those who relish the opportunity to hit the slopes ahead of schedule and make the most of the freshly fallen snow.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts has two premier lakefront properties in Queenstown, Oaks Shores and Oaks Club Resort, both offering breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped splendour of The Remarkables, plus warm, spacious apartments in one, two and three bedroom configurations to call home. Each apartment is complete with a fireplace, under floor heating, drying closet, laundry and ample ski gear storage. Add to this the self contained convenience of a full kitchen with modern appliances, or the option to dine at Oaks Shores’ newly refurbished Shores Restaurant, serving delicious, hearty meals, a great selection of local wines, beers and cocktails and warming mulled wine to sip by the open fire after an action-packed day on the slopes.

From just $199 per night*, book a one bedroom apartment at either Oaks Shores or Oaks Club and receive a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, free Wi-Fi and bonus midday late check-out, and from $279 per night*, book a two bedroom standard apartment and receive a free upgrade to a spacious two bedroom lake-view apartment, plus the aforementioned bonuses, valid for travel until 25 June 2015.

And for a limited time at Shores Restaurant at Oaks Shores, guests who order a main meal will receive a complimentary dessert.

Both properties are set against the glacial waters of Lake Wakatipu – a Queenstown icon – offering guests easy access to its renowned walking and biking trails. Oaks Shores and Oaks Club Resort also feature onsite gymnasiums, saunas, Wi-Fi and an unsurpassed location in one of New Zealand’s ultimate ski towns, within easy driving distance to the region’s surrounding wineries, golf courses and world-class ski fields.

Be quick to bag these winter bargains, on sale now until 25 June 2015.

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*Prices are NZD. Rates are subject to availability, two-night minimum stay. Must book and travel by 25 June 2015.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest self-contained, accommodation providers, currently incorporating a portfolio of 51 properties spanning Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South and Western Australia as well as New Zealand, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 133 hotels, resorts, camps and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. For more information, please visit