Queenstown Skiing

When you dream of skiing in New Zealand, you dream of Queenstown and it’s stunning mountain and lake vistas. Queenstown skiing is like no other and Queenstown itself offers a world-class mountain ski resort vibe.

Boasting two of New Zealand’s top ski fields, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, Queenstown ski fields offer an amazing ski experience for couples, families and friends. Beginner to expert terrain and excellent ski schools for adults and children wanting to learn to ski all make Queenstown the perfect skiing destination.

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak boasts spectacular roller coaster terrain and is one of New Zealand’s most popular ski areas. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Queenstown, it provides skiers and snowboarders a convenient ski base. Coronet Peak is also the only ski field in New Zealand to offer night skiing, which adds to the mountain’s unique atmosphere and maximises what you can achieve on your New Zealand ski holiday!

Night Ski at Coronet Peak every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night from 22 June to 31 August. Check out epic sunsets and send it down floodlit trails. Experience après ski beside a roaring fire or dance while the DJ spins tunes. Night Ski is one of  Queenstown’s bucket list activities.

Want to learn how to ski or snowboard? You’ve come to the right place. Coronet Peak has extensive beginner facilities, modern and easy to use chairlifts, progressive terrain and packages for all ages to help you make the most of your first day on the snow!

Coronet Peak also caters for families extremely well, with a range of kids club facilities and learn to ski programs to make your family ski holiday stress free. What’s more, kids five years and under ski for free!

Quick Facts

How do I get to Coronet Peak? Coronet Peak is the closest ski field to Queenstown, only 16kms away. You can drive or catch a ride on Coronet Peak’s Bus transport from downtown Queenstown or from your hotel.

When is the Ski Season? The New Zealand Ski Season runs from June to October.

What hours is the mountain open? 9am – 4pm. Night Ski at Coronet Peak from 4pm – 9pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night from late June to early September.

Do I need to book? Highly recommended, plus it saves a huge amount of time so you can ski more!

Can I get food on the mountain? You bet! Coronet Peak has restaurants, cafes and Ice Bars to keep you fuelled and hydrated for an epic day on the snow.

Coronet Peak Ski Field

Coronet Peak Ski Field

The Remarkables

The Remarkables offers big mountain terrain with sun-soaked chutes and untouched snow. Test out your skills in one of seven parks or take your first turns in the extensive learner’s area. The Remarkables offers terrain and facilities that suit first timers to seasoned skiers and snowboarders!

Want to learn to ski? You’ve come to the right place. The Remarkables has a huge beginner area and programs tailored for all ages and capabilities.

The Remarkables ski field makes family holidays memorable! With excellent ski school and kids club programs, The Remarkables will take great care of your little or not so little cherubs and what’s more they will learn amazing new skills! The best news is you will be able to relax and enjoy your skiing as The Remarkables has your kids covered. What’s more, kids aged five years and under ski for free at The Remarkables.

Quick Facts

How do I get to The Remarkables? The drive is 45 minutes from central Queenstown (24km). You can drive or catch the The Remarkable’s Bus transport from downtown Queenstown or from your hotel.

When is the Ski Season? The New Zealand Ski Season runs from June to October.

What hours is the mountain open? 9am – 4pm.

What Beginner Terrain does The Remarkables offer? The Remarkables offers 3 beginner conveyors.

Do I need to book? Highly recommended plus it saves a huge amount of time so you can ski more!

Can I get food on the mountain? You bet!

The Remarkables Ski Field

The Remarkables Ski Field

Skiing in Queenstown – New Zealand’s Most Popular Ski Destination 

Queenstown is full of activities to keep you busy off the slopes. With a an impressive line-up of restaurants and bars and countless boutique shops to explore, the compact downtown is a great place to relax and soak in the views. Take a look at the Top Five Outdoor Activities in Queenstown here, featuring helicopter tours, Lord of the Rings Tours and top Queenstown Lake Cruises.

Queenstown Cruises

Queenstown Cruises

Travelling to Queenstown as a family? Check out Family Activities To Do in Queenstown here, featuring  the Underwater Observatory, Skyline Gondola, Zip Lining, Queenstown’s Ice Bar, the historic town of Arrowtown located just outside of Queenstown and Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Queenstown Skyline Gondola

Queenstown Skyline Gondola