Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak

Stylish and cosmopolitan, Coronet Peak is the South Island’s most accessible mountain resort, located just an easy 20-minute drive from Queenstown.

The mountain features rollercoaster groomers, hidden off-piste gullies for experts and fantastic natural lips for those seeking air. There are consistent snow conditions, with Mother Nature given a helping hand by the largest snow-making operation in the Southern Hemisphere, so it’s a dependable spot for a getaway booked months in advance.

The base building is a great place to hang out, with world-class facilities including extensive childcare services, a top-notch on-mountain restaurant, excellent café, an Italian pizzeria, tubing park and a well-equipped snow shop. Look down the mountain, and you might be entertained by paragliders putting on a show – Coronet Peak is one of the top launching spots in New Zealand.

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Coronet is also one of New Zealand’s best night skiing destinations, with floodlights on and sounds pumping from 4pm every Wednesday and Saturday night. It runs a Skin to Summit Series for aspiring backcountry skiers to get some practice, and a mid-winter Christmas party every July.

Quick Facts

  • Where 16km from Queenstown
  • Ski & board Groomed rolling terrain with hidden off-piste gullies and lots of natural features
  • Season mid June – late September
  • Access road 16km sealed, carry chains, shuttles available
  • Ratings Beginner 14%, intermediate 33%, advanced 25%, expert 27%


  • Highest point 1649m
  • Vertical 462m
  • Skiable area 280ha
  • Lifts 2 high-speed 6-seater chairs, high-speed quad, T-bar, 4 surface conveyor lifts
  • On-field ski/board hire Yes
  • Tuition Yes
  • Lift pass $139 adult, $79 kids, discounts for seniors and students, under 7s and over 75s free
  • Package deals First-timers (lift pass, lesson and rental)
  • On-mountain accommodation No




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