BMW Alpine Experience is the absolute pinnacle of driving experiences.

Situated at the world-class Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds, participants at this adrenaline-pumping experience have the opportunity to test their driving skills alongside trained BMW instructors, taking on power slides, drifting, slalom, ice driving and high-speed hot laps on a snow-covered racetrack in the latest and greatest of the full BMW Range.

Whether this is your first driving experience or you are an automotive enthusiast, look no further to experience the best of adventure, hospitality and pure luxury among the breathtaking snow-capped Southern Alps of New Zealand.


  • Full day on the snow and ice at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds experiencing the full BMW range, including the BMW X Range and BMW M vehicles with qualified professional BMW driver trainers giving one-on-one instruction
  • Be a passenger in a thrilling hot-lap on a snow covered race-track
  • Enjoy first-class hospitality off the snow with two-nights’ accommodation in a villa-suite at Millbrook Resort
  • Airport transfers between Queenstown Airport and Millbrook Resort
  • Celebration dinner at one of Central Otago’s finest venues
  • A breath-taking helicopter ride to the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds in the morning of the event
  • Exclusive luxury lodge facility at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds for the event with full all-day catering, open fires, barista coffee
  • BMW Alpine Experience pack, including a BMW Alpine Experience winter jacket

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Vehicle Profiles


Experience new levels of refinement in the BMW X5. Its imposing presence, accentuated by the bold new kidney grille, alludes to the substantial power concealed beneath the bonnet. The application of intelligent technology ensures that power delivers extraordinary capability. And, in a BMW first, the xOffroad package, including the xSnow, provides the perfect driving mode for the alpine conditions


More powerful than ever. The BMW M5 is a statement of supreme engineering skill and innovative driving intelligence. The innovative all-wheel drive system M xDrive of the powerful BMW M5 with its 600 hp (441 kW) engine turns the driver into the self-assured pilot of a high-performance sports saloon with unbelievable power, precision and agility – pure M driving pleasure on a new level.


A statement of the luxury class: the new BMW X7 is the elegant fusion of presence and personality. Its majestic appearance gives it an impression of lightness and agility. At the same time, the considerable spaciousness of the interior offers a pioneering interplay of exclusivity, functionality and freedom – incomparable comfort all the way to the third row of seats. Charm is its essence. Elegance its character.


The BMW M850i xDrive fully unleashes the race car genes of the BMW 8 Series Coupé. The TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine with a 4.4 litre displacement and 390 kW (530 hp) makes this fact very clear with every meter travelled. True race car features make the motorsports genes come to life, such as two Twinscroll turbochargers, specially coated cylinder linings and separately controlled cooling circuits.