Kids Ski Packages

Bring The Family

Child and Family Ski Experiences

Family is important to us at Coronet Peak, and we know how hard it can be to take the whole family on holiday! So we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for everyone to enjoy their time on the mountain. No matter age or ability level, we’ve got something to suit! Children seven and under ski for free at Coronet Peak.

Child Lessons

We offer lessons and coaching for ages 5-17 at all ability levels. From first timers to performance coaching.

Group Lessons

5-17 Yrs

Private Lessons

Lift, Lesson, Rental

5-17 Yrs Package

Kids Programs

We offer a range of kids programs at Coronet Peak, from School Holiday Programs through to Alpine Ski lessons. Our programs cater to a wide range of abilities and are ideal for helping your kids progress their skills on the snow.

Rippers School Holiday Programme

4-15 Yrs

Rippers Weekend Programme

4-15 yrs

QAST Development Programme

5-17 Yrs
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Skiwiland

Early Learning Centre
age 2-5

Skiwiland - My First Ski School is a fully licensed Early Learning Centre that caters for children aged from two 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.

Includes
Ski lesson or Snow play
Gear Hire
Lessons

Skiwiland

2 - 5 Years

Skiwiland

3 - 5 Years

First Time Skiing With The Family?

FAQs

Six tips for chairlift loading for kids

Wait your turn
a. Line up in the lift queue and wait your turn before sliding forward to the chair loading zone. 

Load with an experienced adult
a. If you are over 120cm tall you can ride the lift by yourself.
b. If you are under 120cm you must ride the lift with an adult
c. If you are riding the chairlift with a friend, get your adult to sit between you both to help you on and off.
d. Only you and one friend can ride with one adult, if you have lots of friends in your group, other adults will be asked to help.

Sit back-to-back
a. Sit all the way to the back of the chairlift so your back is touching the back rest.

Put the safety bar down
a. If you are tall enough you can pull the safety bar down, but if you can’t reach it let the adult put it down for you.

Sit still and hold on
a. Once you are on the chair and the safety bar is down, sit still and hold on until you are up the top of the mountain.

Let the adult raise the bar and tell you when to slide off
a. When you reach the top of the mountain, don’t rush to get off. Wait until you can touch the ground then slide off and enjoy your day.

Where do I take my kids for lessons?

Our lessons at Coronet Peak start by the learner’s area at the far end of the base building. Please arrive for your lessons at least 15 minutes early as each lesson has a maximum group number for safety and optimal learning.

For all you early risers we have a drop-off service that can look after your kids from 9:00am onward, our friendly staff will take them through rentals and get them equipped for a fun day on the snow while you shred the mountain at your own pace.

Are my kids too young to ski?

For kids 5 and under we offer multiple options in our fully licensed Early Learning Centre, Skiwiland. 

Skiwiland caters for our youngest guests from 2 to 5 years old (Ski lessons can start from 3 years old). Introducing them to their new environment and the fun of snow sports. You can enjoy your time skiing or snowboarding, secure in the knowledge that your kids are also having a great time either on the snow or nice and warm inside.

What will my kids learn?

Our kid’s lessons cater for all ability levels, so if it’s their first time on snow our experienced instructors will help them learn the basics. If your kids already have some experience our team will help them build their ski or snowboarding skills and confidence.

Do you have rentals equipment for kids?

You can hire ski or snowboard gear, clothing and helmets when you are on the mountain. We strongly recommend you wear a helmet when skiing or snowboarding.

Due to health reasons, we don't rent gloves or goggles but you can purchase these at our retail shop at Coronet Peak.

When you purchase online or from one of our Guest Service teams, you can add on rental equipment. 

Then once you are on the mountain, take your MyPass card loaded with your Rentals and Lift Pass products to our rental department. 

Here, our friendly team at Coronet Peak will guide you through getting you fitted and equipped to head out on the snow. 

Hiring ski or snowboard equipment on the mountain means you don't have to lug your gear from town. You simply pick it up in the morning when you arrive, and drop it back before going home.

If you are skiing/boarding for more than one day you can take advantage of our FREE overnight storage too! 

We have equipment for ages 4 and up. If you have a younger child you would like to get on skies, please contact us directly and we will see what we can do.

We carry brands such as Head, Burton and Salomon to give you a choice of fit and feel.

As you start to progress, you can upgrade from our recreational to performance rentals. We also tune our gear regularly so it's in top shape when you hit the slopes. 

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.

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. You can either drive yourself or catch a ride on Coronet Peak's Ski Bus from central Queenstown.

If you are driving yourself please check our weather page before heading up for daily snow and road conditions.

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.