THE HOME OF GOOD TIMES

Spectacular roller coaster terrain makes Coronet Peak ski area one of New Zealand's most exciting ski resort destinations.

WELCOME TO CORONET PEAK

Queenstown's local ski area, explore a huge variety of terrain with epic views over the Wakatipu basin. As the home of Night Ski, Coronet Peak lights it up from 4-9pm for more skiing after the sun goes down, its Après Ski, Queenstown style.

Queenstown's Local Mountain

462M VERTICAL DROP
280 HECTARES
3X CHAIRLIFTS
4X SURFACE LIFTS
2X RESTAURANTS
2X BARS
CAFE
RENTALS DEPARTMENT
SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS
GONDOLA + SIGHTSEEING
TOBOGGANS

Opening Dates & Times Winter 2021
June 19th – Sept 26th

Daily operations 9am – 4pm
Daily First Tracks 8 - 9am 5th July – 12th Sept
Night Ski 4 - 9pm Wednesdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays in July and August.
Afternoon Pass 12:30 - 4pm

Maps

Coronet Peak

Good Times Since 1947

Back in 1947 we opened the first commercial ski field in New Zealand. And when you've been around that long, you learn to appreciate a few things... like the value of time and making the most out of every moment.

Lift Passes

Ski more and save more with our multi-day lift pass discounts. Explore Coronet Peak before the sun rises with a First Tracks pass, or after the sun sets with Night Skiing.

Lessons

Learn to ski or snowboard with our fun and experienced instructors or take your skills to another level with group or private coaching for all ages and abilities.

Rentals

Kit yourself out with skis, snowboards, boots, poles, clothing and helmet rental. All available on the mountain. Upgrade to performance rentals and shred like a pro!

For the Kids

We cater for the whole family at Coronet Peak. From 5 years and up we can help your kids have a great day on the snow and improve their skills along the way. Open to all abilities, from first timers to experience skiers and boarders.

Night Ski

A winter bucket list activity for Queenstown. Take in an amazing sunset over the Wakatipu basin before cutting laps on a floodlit mountain! 4-9pm every Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays in July and August. It's après ski, Queenstown style.

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First Tracks

Start the day with the mountain to yourself. From 8-9am Coronet Peak is only open to those with a First Tracks Pass. Carve untouched corduroy as the sun rises, finish it all off with a coffee from the Coronet Cafe.

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Queenstown Ski Bus

Getting to Coronet Peak is easy; we’re the closest ski area to Queenstown, only 16kms. Catch the Ski Bus from central town on Duke St for an easy ride up and down the mountain in winter. We have a fleet of modern 4WD buses to carry you and your equipment in comfort.

Snow Shop

Forget your gloves? Need a new helmet? Or just want to update that jacket? Our retail shop at Coronet Peak stocks the latest in ski gear to ensure you can ski or ride in comfort and style. We also sell medical supplies, sweets and chocolates and accept MyPass money.

Not Skiing? No Worries!

Coronet Peak is open to everyone, you don't need skis or a snowboard to have a good time up here. Hire a sled or Yooner for fun on the snow or get yourself to the top of Coronet Peak for amazing views with our Peak Gondola Pass.

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Storage Lockers

Worried about your gear on mountain? At Coronet Peak, we offer secure day storage with automated pay lockers. This is available downstairs in the base building and you can pay by credit card or EFTPOS. Hiring equipment from us on the mountain and coming back the next day? Save time in the morning with our overnight storage. Simply return your ski gear back to the Rental Department and we'll take care of the rest.

Events

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Race

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Coronet Peak News

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Ski Stats & MyPass Card

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FAQs

How do I get to Coronet Peak?

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 Bus transport from downtown Queenstown. If you are self-driving please check out our Safe Driving tips on our Transport Page. We provide return bus trips to Coronet Peak every day of the season and for Night Skiing on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday's (weather and conditions permitting) giving you a comfortable and safe option for getting to the snow.

When is the Ski Season?

The New Zealand Ski Season runs from June to October.

What hours is the mountain open?

During the season we open daily from 9am - 4pm weather permitting.

For early risers we offer First Tracks from 8am - 9am from early July - mid September.

Night Ski at Coronet Peak is available from 4pm - 9pm every Wednesday, and Friday night from late June to early September.

What is MyPass?

Your mypass card is your lift pass to ski and snowboard at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables plus you can add mypass money to your mypass card making it your on-mountain debit card. Your personal mypass account provides you with ability to add mypass money, view your daily skiing and snowboarding statistics and other account details.

Do I need to book?

We only require bookings for our ski and snowboard lesson products and programs. 

We also require advanced bookings for our Skiwiland Daycare products.

There is the opportunity to book on the day, however we we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment as there is limited capacity. 

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. Please note, we do not allow BYO alcohol on the ski field.

Does Coronet Peak have snow making?

We love snow, it’s what we do. But when Mother Nature is a little shy we like to give her a hand.

We have 215 fully automated snow guns, supplied with water by 9 pumps from 4 pump-houses capable of flowing 330 litres per second. 5 reservoirs with a storage capacity of 285,000,000 litres.

We catch and reuse 80% of the water that we use. All this makes for the biggest automated system in the southern hemisphere!