With its rolling terrain and captivating views, Coronet Peak Ski Area proves itself one of New Zealand’s most exciting ski resort destinations for snow lovers of all abilities.
The Coronet Peak ski season begins on 15 June 2024 – 22 September 2024; see our range of Queenstown ski packages here.
Just 20 minutes’ drive from downtown Queenstown, Coronet Peak is the ultimate in ski fun!
Coronet Peak Ski Field Stats
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- 1 x 6-seater chairlift
- 2 x 4-seater chairlifts
- 1 x T-Bar lift
- 4 x learner conveyor lifts
- 2 terrain parks catering to all abilities
- 280 hectares open to skiing
- Its highest point is at 1649 meters
- Coronet Peak boasts a 462 meter vertical drop
- Coronet’s longest run is 2.4 kilometres of breathtaking scenery
- Childcare and Lessons
An absolute ‘must do’ in Queenstown. Operating for over twenty years, it is a true favourite with locals and visitors alike, providing a unique evening’s entertainment and a memorable snow experience. Night Skiing operates on Wednesday and Friday nights only, from mid-June until late-August, weather and snow conditions permitting.
- A Twilight Pass provides lift access from 12:30pm until 9pm on Wednesdays and Fridays from the 19th of June 2024 until the 30th of August 2024, as well as 3 Saturdays across the July School Holidays – 6th, 13th and the 20th of July 2024.
- A Night Ski Pass provides lift access from 4pm – 9pm on Wednesdays and Fridays from the 19th of June until the 30th of August 2024, as well as 3 Saturdays across the July School Holidays – 6th, 13th and the 20th of July 2024.
A ski package at Coronet is sure to please!
Childcare & Lessons at Coronet Peak
This ski resort is very family-friendly, with a huge range of childcare options and great kids’ ski and snowboard lesson packages. New skiers will feel comfortable with a learn to ski package, taking advantage of two large learner areas with conveyor lifts and gentle slopes, and the wide variety of terrain giving them a chance to branch out once they’ve gotten the hang of it.
Coronet Peak offers a ski school catering for children aged 3 months up to 5 years in their licensed Early Childhood centre.
Snowsports lessons and coaching then caters to ages 4-15, providing lessons for children who are ready for all-day skiing.
Group lesson minimum age requirements: Ski – 4 years+, Snowboard – 7 years+.
The perfect family ski holiday awaits.
Private Lessons at Coronet Peak Ski Field
Full Day Private Coaching: All day 9am-3.30pm. 1-6 people. Kids from 3 years through to the most seasoned Adults. For all levels of skier or snowboarders. Skip the lift lines, experience more fun, more runs and more progress.
Rental Equipment / Ski Hire
Coronet Peak offers a large range of top-brand ski hire, with skis, poles, boots, and snowboards you will be ready to shred! Daily ski and snowboard rental equipment is available in two configurations – Recreational and Performance.
RECREATIONAL: Standard equipment is perfect to aid first-timers and novices when learning to ski and ride. Pick Up: On Mountain or at the NZSki & Snowbiz store located on 9 Duke Street in central Queenstown.
PERFORMANCE: The latest ski and snowboard equipment from some of the industry’s top brands. Avoid the cost and inconvenience of carrying your own ski equipment on the plane. Designed for intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders. This is top-end product, from the most respected brands in the industry, that has been matched to individual mountain terrain and conditions by equipment experts. Pick Up: On-Mountain only. Must be returned same day or stored on mountain for consecutive day use.
FREE overnight storage when you rent equipment for consecutive days.
Restaurants on the Mountain
There are three cafe and restaurant options in the base building, and a fantastic restaurant in the Rocky Gully.
Coronet Peak Cafe for a quick on-the-go meal, from burgers and pizzas to sandwiches, sushi and salads.
Coronet Peak Restaurant offers a full breakfast menu cooked to order for early risers, and serves curries, hot pots and noodle creations for lunch–plus it has a licensed bar for you to unwind.
Heidi’s Hut over in the Rocky Gully at the base of the T-bar serves Italian-themed food, all prepared fresh. Gourmet pizza, pasta, breakfast and soups. Coffee, local wine and craft beer. Enjoy your meal while you take in the amazing views of the Wakatipu Basin and Remarkables Mountain Range.
Car parking and Transport to Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak is just a 16km drive away from downtown Queenstown. The mountain offers a lot of free car parking areas, many of which are within walking distance of the base facilities. If you are parked a bit farther away, you can hop on the free shuttle bus service. This shuttle runs continuously throughout the day between the designated pickup areas and the drop-off area at the base building.
Coronet Peak Ski Bus. The Ski Bus service runs regularly from 7.30 am until 11 am from central Queenstown on Duke Street during the winter season.
The bus stops at all the main bus stops on the way to Coronet Peak. The Night Ski bus departs on the hour from central Queenstown when operating at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm.
Passengers are required to reserve a departure timeslot, pickup location, and what mountain they are going to when purchasing a Ski Bus pass. Capacity is limited and will sell out over peak periods. Let your ski consultant take care of all of the details, while you dream of your 2024 Coronet Peak ski holiday.
Ski Coronet Peak 2024
You’ll find stunning vistas, an array of facilities, and great runs for beginning and advanced snow-lovers–skiers and boarders alike. Coronet Peak is your answer for spending a few fantastic days on the slopes–grab a Queenstown ski package today.
Plus, the Coronet Peak ski pass is also valid at The Remarkables, which allows you to explore two fantastic ski fields during your stay in Queenstown.
Before you head off on your New Zealand ski trip check out our handy resource. What to Pack for Travel in 2024: The Ultimate Checklist