Coronet Peak

Snow lovers have flocked to Coronet Peak to enjoy winter sports since it opened as New Zealand’s first commercial ski field over 70 years ago. It remains one of the most popular resorts in the country, and folk just keep coming back for more of the dynamic atmosphere.

The learner area is away from the intermediate and advanced tracks and close to the base; great for families and beginners. Lessons are available from age five. For those with more experience, the runs further up the mountain cover diverse rolling terrain that provides plenty of variety and excitement.

A state-of-the-art automated snow-making system makes for a reliable season every year. With fantastic views and world-class base facilities adding to the experience, Coronet Peak is a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike.

Night skiing and first tracks mean Coronet Peak offers longer on-snow hours than any other ski area in the country.

Season Dates

Starts 19 June 2021 – Ends 26 September 2021

Open daily during July school holidays, 4 – 19 Jul. Then open Saturday & Sunday, with potential for extra days to be added during the season

Why we love Coronet Peak

Easy drive – Only a 25 minute drive from Queenstown on sealed roads.

Transport – Regular bus and shuttle services from Queenstown.

Childcare – Licensed early learning centre for kids from three months to five years old.

Night skiing – It’s easy to squeeze in extra snow time with floodlit runs. Friday and Saturday 4pm to 9pm (late June to September), and Wednesday 4pm to 9pm.

Sustainable Slopes – Coronet Peak endorses the NSAA’s environmental charter, and employs a number of methods for the protection and stewardship of our natural resources.

Base facilities – Three cafes and restaurants (and another located at the base of the T-bar), Sno Shop, storage for only NZ$10 per day, medical resources.

BONUS – Kids five years and under receive a FREE lift pass.

Terrain & Stats

Terrain Level
Beginner 32%
Intermediate 41%
Advanced 27%
Other Stats & Info
Skiable Area 280 ha
Elevation 1,649 m
Vertical 481 m
Longest Run 2.4 km
Average Snowfall 1.99 m p/a
Terrain Parks 2 PLUS a Tubing Park for Family Fun
Snowmaking 211 guns
Number of Lifts 8
Lift Operating Hours - Standard 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lift Operating Hours - First Tracks 8:00 am to 9:00 am
(July to Sept)
Lift Operating Hours - Night Skiing 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Wed, Fri & Sat - Late June to Sept)

Drive Times

FromToDrive Time
QueenstownCoronet Peak25 min
WanakaCoronet Peak1 hr 15 min
QueenstownWanaka1 hr 10 min
QueenstownChristchurch6 hr 00 min

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