Coronet Peak opened in 1947 as New Zealand’s first commercial ski field. For this reason, it has led the way ever since, pioneering night skiing in New Zealand and New Zealand’s longest ski day with First Tracks. Uniquely situated, Coronet Peak is only 25 minutes from central Queenstown. With a 8am start you can ski all day then continue well after dark with night skiing until 9pm, to experience the South Island’s longest day on the slopes.
From 1,649 metres the legend that is Coronet Peak ski field starts you off with a spectacular outlook of lakes, mountains and rolling farmland, then takes everything up a notch with a ski buzz few mountains ever achieve.
From die-hard locals stopping off for a few runs on the way to work to ski teams from around the world in training and holiday-makers happy to cruise, the 280 hectares of the terrain is like an extension of Queenstown’s renowned atmosphere. With a brand new lift six seater lift in 2020, and a variety of terrain to suit every ability, Coronet Peak is a must-visit!
Distance from Queenstown: 18km
Travel time from Queenstown (by bus): 25mins
Season dates: 16th June – 25th September 2023
Operating hours: 9am – 4pm daily
Skiable area: 280 hectares
Chairlifts: 2 six-seaters, 1 quads, 1 T- bar and 4 surface conveyors
Vertical rise: 462m
Longest run: 2.4km
Facilities: Fully licensed restaurant, bar and cafe, rental shop, childcare, airbag operating weekends and night skiing hours.
Highlights: An easy 20 minutes from picturesque Queenstown, Coronet Peak is perfect for serious action or sharing great times. Stunning high points and rolling trails offer seasoned skiers and riders something to really get your teeth into!