1 - 3 Days Includes
Perfect for anyone who is new to skiing or snowboarding! Build your confidence in a safe and fun learning environment for amazing value. The Starter Pack includes 2x two hour lessons, ski/snowboard equipment rental and a beginner lift pass.
Intro to Snow
4 Days Includes
Ever wanted to learn how to ski, but it was slightly out of your budget? This four day package is designed for someone who has never tried skiing or snowboarding before and is all about making learning to ski or ride easy and fun.
AGE: 5 - 15 Includes
A kids program for all ability levels with everything your kids need, including lessons, rental, and lift pass!
SKIWILAND - MY FIRST SKI SCHOOL
Age: 2 - 5 Includes
2 - 5 Years
3 - 5 Years
Skiwiland - My First Ski School is a fully licensed Early Learning Centre that caters for children aged from three months to five years. Our learning experiences are informed by the NZ ECE curriculum and we offer a range of experiences to build confidence that includes playing in the snow and even skiing.
Getting started is pretty easy, and we’re here to help. Visit our team at one of our Snow Centres in Queenstown to organise lift passes, rental equipment, lessons and transport before you head up the mountain. Or if you can’t wait to get on the snow our Guest Services team on the mountain will get you ready. Please arrive early and allow plenty of time to get your passes and equipment sorted. Our morning lessons start from 10am.
How to get here
We’re the closest ski field to Queenstown, just 16km or 20 minutes from town with 7 carparks that can facilitate up to 1200 cars. However we know that winter alpine driving conditions can be intimidating, so we also offer an express bus service that departs from our Snow Centre on Duke St regularly as well as a hotel pick up service.
Book a lesson
If this is your first time on skis or a snowboard the best place to start is with a lesson from one of our experienced instructors. Learn the basics and build your confidence without developing any bad habits. We’ve got a range of packages for all ages and perfect for progressing first timers!
Sort your equipment
You can hire skis, snowboards, boots, poles, clothing and helmets from us on the mountain. You can also purchase goggles and gloves from our retail shop. Please dress warm for your first day skiing, it can get pretty cold on the mountain some days, so we recommend layering up with a good base layer of thermals, socks, a mid layer top, sturdy waterproof footwear and waterproof ski jacket and trousers as a minimum. It's warm inside our modern facilities so if you do get cold you can pop inside to warm up.
Pick up your MyPass
Your mypass card is your lift pass to ski and snowboard at Coronet Peak. You can collect your pass from one of our Snow Centres in central Queenstown or from Guest Services on the mountain. You MyPass can be used for life and is valid at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt depending on what products you have purchased.
We have plenty of space for first time and novice skiers and snowboarders at Coronet Peak. The Meadows Express chairlift has unique safety features to make it easier to get on and off the lift. We also have 4 conveyor lifts for accessing the dedicated beginner areas at Coronet Peak. There is also a dedicated Snow Play and sledding lane.
What is a Beginner Lift Pass?
A Beginner Pass gives you access to our beginner lifts at Coronet Peak. These include our conveyor lifts. With a beginner lift pass you will not be able to access the other chairlifts at Coronet Peak, however you can upgrade your beginner lift pass to a full lift pass at Guests Services.
How can I hire Ski/Snowboard equipment?
We stock the latest gear, from clothing to skis, boots, snowboards, helmets and more at Coronet Peak! Save yourself the hassle of carting your equipment up and down the mountain each day and hire your equipment on the mountain. We have one of the largest and newest ranges of rental equipment in New Zealand with quality brands, giving you a choice of fit and feel. As you start to progress with your skiing or snowboarding, you can upgrade from recreational to performance rentals to make more of your time on the snow. Hiring your ski or snowboard gear on the mountain means you can take advantage of FREE overnight storage, no need to take your skis up and down the mountain. Plus if your skis aren't performing well or you think you might have the incorrect sized ski boots, you can take your gear in and get it changed right away, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment. Please be aware that due to health reasons we cannot rent gloves, hats or goggles, however you can purchase these at Coronet Peak from our retail shop.
What do I need to bring?
Preparation is key to have a great day on the slopes, so when you pack for your first trip to the snow, remember to include: Boots or shoes with a bit of a tread for all family members ‐ snow and ice can be slippery! Dress warm! It can get pretty cold on the mountain so it’s important to layer up. Thermals, (merino is a great base layer), a thicker mid layer top, hiking or ski socks are a good starting point. Waterproof pants and jacket (rentals are available on the mountain) are a must to keep you dry and protect you from the wind. Sunscreen and lip balm to protect you and your family from the sun's harmful UV rays Eye protection is important, even on cloudy days – and don’t forget goggles or sunnies for the kids! We recommend wearing a helmet on the snow, you can hire from us on the mountain or purchase at our retail shop. If you don’t have a helmet, then a beanie is a must. Waterproof gloves. If you forget anything, almost everything you need is available right here on the mountain at our ski hire outlet and the Snow Shop. And if you get hungry or thirsty, we’ve got you covered at our restaurant and café.
How do I get there?
Getting to Coronet Peak is easy; we’re the closest ski field to Queenstown, only 16kms away. There are a few ways to get here, visit our Transport Page for more details.
When is the Ski Season?
The New Zealand Ski Season runs from June to October.
Can I get food on the mountain?
You bet! We’ve got restaurants, cafes and Ice Bars to keep you fuelled and hydrated for an epic day on the snow.
What time does the mountain open?
Coronet Peak is open daily from 9am – 4pm, subject to weather conditions. First Tracks: 8am – 9am daily. Night Ski: 4pm – 9pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.