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 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.


Snow Responsibility Code:

Stay Visible:

  • 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

Slow Down:

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

Give Way:

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

Give Space:

  • 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

Download the Snow Code.

View our backcountry touring access guidelines. 


Weather and Snow Report:

Mountain weather changes very quickly. To ensure you are safely equipped for the day, make sure you check the full mountain report before you travel to Coronet Peak.

The Coronet Peak Snow Report is published early every morning and updated throughout the day as conditions change. The snow report is also available in print from most accommodation providers and retailers in Queenstown and broadcast on radio stations in most South Island main centers each morning.

The early morning snow report is accurate at the time it is published however, conditions are subject to rapid change. Be sure to check details on this website and when you arrive on the mountain for the latest information to ensure you make the most of your day at Coronet Peak.