Coronet Peak’s rolling trails and fun off-piste offer seasoned skiers and riders something to really get your teeth into. For those just getting to know the snow the dedicated learner and novice areas make finding your snow feet easy.
Being just a 20 minute drive from Queenstown (on the only sealed access road in the Southern Lakes), Coronet Peak is typically the first choice for visitors to the area. It is serviced by three high-speed chairlifts (one of which is a 6-seater express), and a T-bar off to the side. The base facilities are extensive and spacious, with a substantial equipment rental service, huge cafe and kids creche.
While the elevation is a little lower than neighboring resorts, Coronet’s state-of-the-art snow making facilities ensure it has the longest season in the region, usually running from early-June to early-October. At certain parts of the season Coronet offers the longest opening hours in the whole of NZ, when it’s running the “First Tracks” programme (to make the most of the powder days) and their night skiing and riding sessions.
It’s well worth noting that Coronet Peak offer FREE day passes for kids under the age of 6!