Coronet Peak, ski Queenstown

Mountain Safety

When skiing or snowboarding at Coronet Peak, it’s important to follow the Snow Responsibility Code to ensure both your own and others’ safety on the mountain.

You can find the Snow Responsibility Code on our mountains and it is detailed below for you as well. Also, it’s important that you regularly check the snow and weather conditions and ski/ride within your ability. 

Limit your speed in busy areas. Match your speed to surrounding skiers and riders and be prepared for others to make sudden changes in direction or speed.

Stay 5m from others. If less than 5m from others you must slow down. The faster you go the more space you must give others.

Give way to those downhill. Look before you leap. Snowboarders: take care turning onto your heel edge.

Only stop where you can be seen from above. Always look uphill before moving again. Only stop on the edge of trails or beside fixed objects.

Backcountry Safety

Please note that it is also important that you regularly check the snow and weather conditions and ski/ride within your ability.

 

Avalanche Safety

Every second counts in an avalanche rescue. RECCO technology is a tool for professional rescuers to help locate buried victims wearing reflectors. Recco reflectors are built into ski boots, helmets, and clothing that many people wear. This is not recommended as the primary rescue system to use if you are planning to access the backcountry. However, it is an excellent secondary system for avalanche rescue.