NZ Ski Fields

Coronet Peak

With stunning views and roller coaster terrain, Coronet Peak is New Zealand's original home of skiing, with snow lovers flocking to enjoy winter at its slopes since it opened over 70 years ago.

About Coronet Peak

Snow lovers have flocked to Coronet Peak to enjoy winter sports since it opened as New Zealand’s first commercial ski field over 70 years ago. It remains one of the most popular resorts in the country, and folk just keep coming back for more of the dynamic atmosphere.

The learner area is away from the intermediate and advanced tracks and close to the base; great for families and beginners. Lessons are available from age five. For those with more experience, the runs further up the mountain cover diverse rolling terrain that provides plenty of variety and excitement.

Night skiing and first tracks mean Coronet Peak offers longer on-snow hours than any other ski area in the country.

A state-of-the-art automated snow-making system makes for a reliable season every year. With fantastic views and world-class base facilities adding to the experience, Coronet Peak is a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike.

Season Dates*

Season Start Season End
15 Jun 2024 22 Sep 2024

* Targeted dates subject to snow, weather and operating conditions.

Drive Times

From To Drive Time
Queenstown Coronet Peak 25 min
Wanaka Coronet Peak 1 hr 15 min
Queenstown Wanaka 1 hr 10 min
Queenstown Christchurch 6 hr 00 min
Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown - Photo: Camilla Rutherford

Why We Love Coronet Peak

Easy drive – Only a 25 minute drive from Queenstown on sealed roads.

Transport – Regular bus and shuttle services from Queenstown.

Childcare – Licensed early learning centre for kids from three months to five years old.

Night skiing – It’s easy to squeeze in extra snow time with floodlit runs. Friday and Saturday 4pm to 9pm (late June to September), and Wednesday 4pm to 9pm.

Sustainable Slopes – Coronet Peak endorses the NSAA’s environmental charter, and employs a number of methods for the protection and stewardship of our natural resources.

Base facilities – Three cafes and restaurants (and another located at the base of the T-bar), Sno Shop, storage for only NZ$10 per day, medical resources.

BONUS – Kids 5 years and under receive a FREE lift pass.

Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown - Photo: Camilla Rutherford


Terrain Type %


Skiable Area 280 ha
Elevation 1,649 m
Vertical 481 m
Longest Run 2.4 km
Average Snowfall 1.99 m p/a
Terrain Parks 2 + Tubing Park
Snowmaking 211 guns
Number of Lifts 8
Lift Hours - Standard 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Lift Hours - First Tracks 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Lift Hours - Night Skiing 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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