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By Francois Finlay
June 05, 2019
By Francois Finlay
June 05, 2019

The BMW Alpine Experience is considered the ultimate winter driving challenge. Now in its tenth year, the high horsepower, tyre-sliding experience invites anyone with a drivers licence and a wad of cash to jump in the hot seat and hoon around more than 40 hectares of snow-capped alps.

It returns to the deep south from June 27 until July 5 with driving experiences including slaloms, high-speed hot laps, drifting on ice, figure eights and road-course layouts all on a snow-covered race track.

The BMW Alpine Experience is held at the iconic Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds on Mount Pisa, 1500m above sea level between Queenstown and Wanaka. The snow track is the winter test centre used to test cars around the world.

Nine professional driver trainers will be on hand to deliver one of the safest driving experiences, while proving that it takes patience, precision and advanced skills to bury the accelerator of a high-performance car on ice.

To top off the experience, all guests will be choppered to the site from Queenstown over the Southern Alps. After the day of driving, guests will be hosted for dinner and enjoy a stay at the luxury Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown.

The $3500 ticket price includes the full driving experience, two nights accomodation, food and drink, local transfers and a helicopter ride. To book your spot at the 2019 Alpine Experience, visit

Published on June 05, 2019 by Francois Finlay


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