Coronet Peak


In 1947 when it all started, Coronet Peak introduced the world of skiing to New Zealand, it was painted as a glamorous international lifestyle for the daring and bold. How times have changed! The accessibility of a great ski area like Coronet Peak is one of the reasons- for the vibrant outdoor recreation that New Zealand is now known for. Just an easy 20 minute drive from the heart of Queenstown, Coronet Peak has modern lifts, restaurants, world-class grooming and extensive snowmaking that covers the entire mountain. Mind blowing views, awesome roller coaster terrain and incredible back bowls to throw down a challenge to the very best - it’s no wonder why some of the best ski racers in the world use Coronet Peak on their international training circuit. As New Zealand’s best known ski area, it is a must do activity for any Queenstown visitor and a firm favourite amongst locals. From gentle learners’ slopes to night skiing under the stars on the week- end, there really is something for everyone. And, with a fully sealed road right to the ski area, it’s so close and easy. 


At A Glance

  • ELEVATION: 1649m, 462 vertical drop
  • SKIABLE AREA: 280 hectares
  • LIFTS: 1 high-speed six-seater chair, 2 high-speed quad chairs, 1 T-bar, 4 surface conveyor lifts
  • AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 2.03m per annum (excl. snowmaking)
  • SNOWMAKING: 217 snow guns.
  • OPERATING HOURS: 9am-4pm. Night Skiing 4pm-9pm Fri/Sat
  • TERRAIN: 32% beginner / 41% intermediate / 27% advanced
  • ACCESS: 18km sealed road, just 20 min from Queenstown
  • TRANSPORT: Multiple daily bus service 


Key Features

Coronet Peak has joined The Mountain Collective, a grouping of 12 of the best ski re- sorts in the world.

Coronet Peak is an easy 20 minute drive on a fully-sealed road making it the most easily accessible ski area in New Zealand

Coronet Peak possesses some of the most diverse terrain of any mountain in the South- ern Lakes - open, rolling, steep, exciting, varied and challenging.

World-class facilities including base building, lifts and snowmaking
New beginner trail and additional behinners area increase Level 1 and 2 terrain by 30%

Longest day operational hours of any New Zealand ski area, a combination of First Tracks each day from 8-9am (July until late Sept) and Night Skiing on Fridays and Satur- day from 4-9pm (July until Sept)

New Zealand’s most extensive snowmaking system ensures consitently great snow conditions.

Brand new state-of-the-art on mountain rental skis from Head plus latest 2016 perfor- mance skis and Burton snowboards. 


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