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Ski Field - Coronet Peak

    Coronet Peak Ski Field Queenstown

    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!

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    Reviewed 5 Mar 2012 by Everything Travel Group (Callum)

    Latest Questions about Ski Field - Coronet Peak

    Hello. We are visiting with our two under fours and whilst one of us plans to ski we are wondering if there is an area we can toboggan build a snowman etc. Also can you pay to ride the chairlift if not skiing/ snowboarding. Cheers nic


    Heya, Yes there is space at Coronet Peak for building snowmen and a tubing activity. The tubing is not open all of the time though and will just be dependent on the day.

    Comment by: Alicia - Everything Queenstown on 2nd Jul 18 at 12:45

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    just wondering when ski seasons have started over previous years?


    Hi Lance, Coronet Peak can open as early as the first week in June and is generally the first ski field to open however some years due to the lack of snow the skifields may postpone the opening for a week or 2 until there is enough snow.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 31st Jan 13 at 13:42

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    Will there already be snow in Coronet Peak in middle of May 2013? Not for skiing. Just for kids to see and play with.


    Hi John. It's really hard to predict if there will be any snow on the ground in Queenstown in May prior to the ski season commencing in June. There is usually an early snow fall in May before the ski season starts but it can be a few cms or a few feet so impossible to tell if there would be enough to play around in. There should at least be some snow on the mountains and surrounding hills that the kids will be able to see. It really only snows in town a few times a year so unless you head up to the ski fields it is unlikely that there will be any on the ground to play with. 

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 7th Oct 12 at 16:06

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    Can you buy half-day lift passes.

    Cheers Peter


    Hi Peter, yes you cetainly can buy half day lift passes from 12.30pm up at Coronet Peak

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 2nd Jul 12 at 17:54

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    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?


    Hi Felipe, yes you can pay for your lift passes up at the ski field on the day. There is no need to book in advance. However, if you are wanting to hire eqiupment and clothing then I recommend doing this before getting up the mountain to save time. Click on the following link for options available and to book your gear if you need it Snow Hire.

    Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 15th May 12 at 09:57

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