Image: Coronet Peak, photo by Miles Holden

Coronet Peak

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Quick Facts Where 18km from Queenstown Board Lots of natural features to hit Ski Rolling terrain, hidden gullies Season early Jun – early Oct Access  Road 8 km sealed, no road toll, carry chains Price Range Adult day pass $99 Ratings Beginner 25%, Intermediate 45%, Advanced 30%

Stylish and cosmopolitan, Coronet Peak is the South Island’s most popular mountain resort. Varied terrain, fantastic views and cosmopolitan ambience make Coronet Peak a premium snowsports destination, and it’s also the most readily accessible ski area in the region. There are consistent snow conditions, with Mother Nature given a helping hand by a state-of-the-art snowmaking system. Night skiing and ‘First Tracks’ mean Coronet Peak has the longest daily operating hours of any New Zealand resort. World-class facilities include extensive childcare facilities, a top-flight on-mountain restaurant, excellent café, an Italian pizzeria, tubing park and a well-equipped snow shop add to the spectacular terrain to make Coronet Peak a truly exciting destination – one that recently joined the Mountain Collective, an exclusive club (with just 12 member ski fields) of the world’s very best ski resorts.

Essentials Highest Point 1,649 m Vertical 481 m Skiable Area 280 ha Season Early June – early October Lift Pass Adult $99, Youth (7 – 17)/Senior (65 – 74) $52, Child (6 and under)/Super Senior (75+) free Lifts High-speed 6-seater, 2 high-speed quad, 1 t-bar, 4 learner conveyor lifts On-field ski/board hire Yes Tuition Yes Package Deals First timers, lift pass and lessons, lift pass and rental On-mountain accommodation No