Today

7.1°c

Fine

Fri

4°c/0°c

Sat

3°c/-1°c

Sun

0°c/-5°c

Mountain Status

Open

Road Status

Open

Chains

Chains Carried

Snow Report Last Updated: Fri 19 Aug 10:33 AM

Mainly clear skies with light NW breeze.

Welcome back the sun.  The rain has beaten the snowpack around a bit and its sporty skiing and riding to start with.  First tracks is not on this morning while the Groomers tickle up the snow.  When it does release the snow will be rewarding spring snow all over, lets just be patient.  Today we're celebrating our 75th anniversary with some nostalgic events. Come up and enjoy the Dash for Cash, Straight Ski Race & Retro Fashion Parade before partying the night away with Playstation Friday Night Ski! Dressing up in retro attire is highly recommended today! Check out the Events section of our website for more info!

Road conditions

Coronet Peak may be 20 minutes from Queenstown, but remember it is winter alpine driving conditions! Please keep your distance, easy on the accelerator and keep moving. Ensure you know how to fit your chains correctly and have tested fitting them BEFORE coming up.

What's happening today

RETRO day, be sure to wear those old ski suits. Straight ski race register by 10am, by 11am for the Dash for Cash. We're looking forward to hosting our GH Mumm Long Lunch in the cafe (sold out) followed by live music on the deck from LA SOCIAL. Staff who have worked at Coronet Peak over the past 75 years are encouraged to join us from 6-8pm to celebrate and reminisce #GoodTimes on the Peak - tickets available via the event tab. It's very busy in town at the moment so we strongly recommend that you organise your rentals in town before you come up the mountain.

Sightseeing

Take a spin on our Gondolas and get above the clouds for a stunning view of the surrounding peaks of the Whakatipu Basin! Summit is closed to walkers today.

Mountain Status

Open

Road Status

Open

Chains

Chains Carried

Last 7 Days

0cm

Snow Base

45 - 150cm

Season Snowfall

208cm

Lift Status

7 / 8 Open

Beginners Area

3 / 4 Open

First Tracks 8 - 9am

Closed

Night Ski 4-9pm

Every Wed & Fri

Off Piste Condition

Stay on trail

3 day forecast provided by Metservice - Latest forecast.

Conditions are accurate at the time this report was updated, please be aware that conditions are variable and subject to change.

Snow base is measured on main groomed trails using SnowSAT technology

Fri

4°c/0°c

Sat

3°c/-1°c

Sun

0°c/-5°c

Road conditions

Coronet Peak may be 20 minutes from Queenstown, but remember it is winter alpine driving conditions! Please keep your distance, easy on the accelerator and keep moving. Ensure you know how to fit your chains correctly and have tested fitting them BEFORE coming up.

What's happening today

RETRO day, be sure to wear those old ski suits. Straight ski race register by 10am, by 11am for the Dash for Cash. We're looking forward to hosting our GH Mumm Long Lunch in the cafe (sold out) followed by live music on the deck from LA SOCIAL. Staff who have worked at Coronet Peak over the past 75 years are encouraged to join us from 6-8pm to celebrate and reminisce #GoodTimes on the Peak - tickets available via the event tab. It's very busy in town at the moment so we strongly recommend that you organise your rentals in town before you come up the mountain.

Sightseeing

Take a spin on our Gondolas and get above the clouds for a stunning view of the surrounding peaks of the Whakatipu Basin! Summit is closed to walkers today.

3 day forecast provided by Metservice - Latest forecast.

Conditions are accurate at the time this report was updated, please be aware that conditions are variable and subject to change.

Snow base is measured on main groomed trails using SnowSAT technology

3 day forecast provided by Metservice - Latest forecast.

Conditions are accurate at the time this report was updated, please be aware that conditions are variable and subject to change.

Snow base is measured on main groomed trails using SnowSAT technology

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Getting up the mountain this season:

We know you're all keen to hit the slopes this year so we've got some updates to make it easier for you to get up the mountain. Please find these through the below link.

Maps

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.

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

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.

Backcountry Terrain

The Back Bowls are steep Expert Terrain. As such they have an increase in hazard, including avalanche. The Back Bowls may be closed due to Avalanche Hazard Mitigation or inclement weather as these conditions heighten risk in this terrain. Back Bowls are closed at night and assessed for opening daily.

Backcountry Advisory

If you decide to go skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry you need to carry the right safety equipment. Avalanches happen, so it’s important to choose your terrain wisely. Coronet Peak Back Bowls is managed carefully by Coronet Peak Patrol. When the Back Bowls sign indicates the terrain is "open" you may proceed with caution into this area. Out on the far col you will see a red and an orange Ski Area Boundary Sign on the rock which indicates the limits of Coronet Peak ski area and the back-bowls. If you venture past this sign the terrain is highly hazardous, prone to avalanches with cliffs and ice.

Let People Know Before You Go

It is good practice to provide a contact person with details of your backcountry trip. You can also pop into our Ski Patrol office at any time during opening hours to check on local conditions and advise patrol of your intentions. Please be aware that our Ski Patrol do not patrol outside the Ski Area Boundary and only venture here in the case of a known emergency. You need to be well prepared and self-sufficient with all the necessary safety equipment and the knowledge to use it.
Please visit the Mountain Safety website for details on what is required to ensure a safe backcountry adventure.

Mountain Safety Website