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Ski Field - Coronet Peak
Ski Field - Coronet Peak
The closest Ski field from Queenstown. Only 20 minutes drive by car (you may need chains) or take the bus. The road is sealed from town to the top with an 8km climb to the resort.
The Coronet Peak Ski Area has state of the art facilities with modern lifts and New Zealand's most extensive snowmaking system offering optimal coverage and premium skiing and riding for all abilities. Night Skiing & First Tracks combined makes it NZ's longest mountain resort opening hours.
Having undergone major renovations Coronet Peak now boasts a stunning base lodge with superb facilities, magnificent views and a massive deck and is is the South Island’s favourite social winter venue. Home to premier events such as the Queenstown Winter Festival and the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games, the après ski is as impressive as the slopes.
Children aged 6 and younger ski free at Coronet Peak Ski Area.
Generally most people want full day lift passes, however you can also get half day passes for the afternoon only (12.30pm - 4pm).
Coronet Peak Ski Field Opening Dates
Due to open 7th June (provided there is sufficient snow).
Due to close 5th October (If snow conditions are still good the mountain may stay open later).
Adult - $98
Child - $55
Queenstown: 16km (20mins)
Wanaka: 75km (1hr 10mins)
The Coronet Peak Ski Field Mountain Road
8km of sealed mountain road
Take the Kiwi Discovery ski shuttle for $28 for adults or $18 for children with return transfers from your Queenstown hotel each day. Shuttles depart from 8.15am, in time for the ski lifts opening at 9am, or if you want a bit of a sleep in there is also a 10.15am ski shuttle.
If you are driving yourself chains are often required and must be carried at all times, these are available to hire or buy from several petrol stations and ski shops in central Queenstown. Please note that unless you are experienced in driving in icy winter conditions we recommend booking the ski shuttle rather than driving yourself, it will end up being cheaper anyway!
Vertical rise: 481m
Ski-able area: 280 hectares
7 days a week during winter from 9am - 4pm
Coronet Peak Ski Field Terrain
Adult: 18 years & over
Youth: 7 - 17 years
Children: 6 years & under receive FREE day lift passes
Seniors: 75 years & over receive FREE day lift passes
Everything Travel Group Review
Coronet Peak is by far the busiests of the local ski fields with great terrain for intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders alike. Being the closest field to town however does mean that there are by far the most people on the slopes and lifts can get congested and ski runs crowded. The ski field is also south facing so when the shadows appear in the early afternoon the snow can get hard and fast, hence the name 'Concrete Peak', adopted by many of the locals!
Lift passes are unable to be pre purchased so we don't have any ski packages available for Coronet Peak. However, if you do need to hire clothing, skis, boots or snowboards then we recommend orgainsing them before you head up the mountain. This will save you the hassel of organising it first thing in the morning before you ski and also saves money as they are heaps cheaper than hiring gear on the mountain. Check out the Skis, Boards & Clothing Rental page on our site.
We recommend you book a Cardrona ski field package as the snow is often superior and there are less people with more open spaces to enjoy beginner and intermediate skiing and boarding. Check out the Cardrona Ski Field Ski Packages available on our site.
If you are an advanced skier or boarder then consider going to Treble Cone for the most challenging terrain in the New Zealand. It's a bit further away but worth it if the snow is good!
Latest Questions about Ski Field - Coronet Peak
just wondering when ski seasons have started over previous years?
Will there already be snow in Coronet Peak in middle of May 2013? Not for skiing. Just for kids to see and play with.
Can you buy half-day lift passes.
I'll go to Queenstown with 3 friends, from 19th to 23rd of June....
We want to go to this ski field the 20th of June, can we pay there or we have to book in advance?
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