Coronet Peak




Coronet Peak, is just 25 minutes from Queenstown. From Queenstown follow the sign posts to Coronet along the skippers road. The access road is 13km out of town on the left. The road to the ski field is sealed all the way to the top.

Click on the snowflake for more info or,
View the Coronet Peak Ski Area Location Map as a larger map

Coronet Peak, Contact

Phone: +64 3 442 4620
Fax: +64 3 442 4637
Snowphone: +64 3 4424620
Mail: PO Box 359, Queenstown, New Zealand

Early June to Mid October

Commercial Ski Area operated by Ltd.

Lift Info

Total: 7

  • 1 High Speed Six Seater,
  • 1 Express Quad Chair,
  • 1 Double Chair,
  • 1 T- Bar,
  • 2 surface conveyor lifts and,
  • 1 Beginner Tow



Coronet Peak has invested in two new PB600 series cats in 2009, one of which is an additional winch cat, bringing their fleet to four PB600 machines.


Coronet Peak has the largest and most modern snowmaking facilities in New Zealand. A fully automated snowmaking system which now installed includes 141 fixed position TechnoAlpin snow guns.

The system is designed so that the central core of the mountain - the M1, Big Easy and beginner areas - can be opened within three days of continuous snowmaking conditions. Under optimum conditions, all trails including those on Rocky Gully and Greengates could be opened within 10 days.

Terrain Park

The Beginner Jib Park situated at the top of the hill on Tuck and has a variety of jibs to choose from. Chairlift Access is from the
Greengates Express Chairlif.

Jibs include:

  • 2m fun box, 6m dragon Box*2, 3m flat box
  • Jumps: Two, 2/3m tables

Restaurants & Cafes

Coronet Peak has four food outlets.

  • Fast Food Cafe situated in the bottom level of the base area.
  • The Coronet Brasserie situated in the bottom level of the base area. It offers a full a la carte breakfast menu for the early risers and, at lunchtime, a selection of dishes from around the world.
  • The Shack Café is situated in front of the main base building.
  • Heidi's Hut At Rocky Gully is located at the base of the T-bar. Recently completely refurbished it is certainly "THE" location if you are looking for a smaller, laid back place for lunch.

Rental Equipment operates an extensive rental department from three locations.  You have the added flexibility of returning your rental equipment to either Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or our downtown Queenstown Snow Centre, irrespective of where you picked it up.


KIWI KIDS AGE: 3 months - under 3 years. Kids may have some short time playing in snow. $70 for a full day.

SKIWI KIDS AGE: 3 - 5 years. Min. of 1 hour session on the snow in a dedicated area. Incl lunch $80. Incl lunch and lesson $120.


Mountain Shuttle

Queenstown has the best public transport system this side of Summit County.

There is a Connectabus service that runs throughout the Wakatipu Basin. Also the transfers which run from the Queenstown Snow Centre on Duke St. Click here for a full schedule and prices.

If you're driving and are a Single Only Driver (SOD) you may be directed to a lower car park. Shuttle buses run from the lower car parks up to the base facility. This is to promote a rideshare system to save carbon emissions and keep the carparks from overflowing. It works like park and ride, look for the Ride Share Pick-Up Zone signs.

Snowco supports;

Chain Hire


  • Base Altitude

    1220 m

  • Highest Altitude

    1649 m

  • Vertical Drop

    462 m

  • Skiable Area

    280 Ha

  • Annual Snowfall

    197 cm

  • Average Snow Depth

    59 cm

About Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak's 280 skiable hectares are accessed by a six seater express chair, an express quad, a double chair and T-bar. Recently expanded, the dedicated beginner slopes with twin conveyer lifts makes learning fun and easy for novices. This area and the beginner tow has its own snowmaking. Night Skiing and First Tracks mean Coronet Peak offers longer on-snow hours than any other ski area in the country.

Veterans and first-timers will be blown away by the multi-million dollar transformation of the base area for the 2008 season, elevating this much-loved mountain to true world-class status. The brand new building provides superb facilities including expanded food and beverage services a huge sundeck, new and enlarged spaces for ticketing, storage, rental and expanded kids facilities doubling child care capacity.

Base area facilities include several eateries, a huge heated deck, Snowsports School, retail, rental and repair areas and a licensed crèche. Automated snowmaking capacity has been tripled for 2008 ensuring quality snow over a long season.

Automated snowmaking capacity has been tripled for 2008 ensuring the best possible snow cover over a long season. Don't miss the European style Heidi's Hut at Rocky Gully for gourmet pizzas, pasta, fantastic coffee and other Italian style delicacies as well as tasty mulled wine from the bar.

Coronet Peak's dedicated race facility provides a training ground for world class athletes and hosts many prestigious race and social events including FIS Ski Racing, New Zealand Nationals and the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival.


Photo Gallery

The first day of the Winter Classic series

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