Coronet Peak Ski Field

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Coronet Peak Ski Field, located in the South Island, is one of New Zealand’s most popular ski destinations. Only a short 20 minute drive from Queenstown, Coronet Peak Ski Field is easily accessible from the city making it very popular not only to locals, but also to international guests. Despite being opened in 1947, the world-class ski resort offers guest’s modern state-of-the-art facilities including 28 trails scattered over 691 acres of varied terrain including 2 terrain parks. With an elevation of 5,410 feet, visitors to Coronet Peak Ski Field will get majestic views of Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes and The Remarkables.

Coronet Peak Ski Field

Photo courtesy of Queenstown New Zealand

Coronet Peak Ski Field has varied terrain to make it enjoyable for skiers and boarders of all capabilities. Beginners will find a large dedicated beginners area with wide open runs. Advanced skiers/boarders can find rolling slopes, steeps, open bowls, and off-piste. Coronet Peak Ski Field can also boast to having New Zealand’s largest fully-automated snowmaking system giving it consistent conditions for good skiing and snowboarding from early June till the end of September. All of this great terrain and snowmaking has helped make Coronet Peak Ski Field home to the Queenstown Winter Festival and the Pure New Zealand Winter Games. The resort also has an excellent lift system featuring high-speed chairlifts.

Coronet Peak Ski Field has terrific facilities including cafés, snow shop, ski and snowboard school, rental shop, storage, ski and snowboard repairs, guest services, first aid and medical facilities. The après ski is impressive including live music, evening drinks, Euro-style pizza and pasta.

Coronet Peak Ski Field Notable Trails:

  • M1, Greengates and Shirtfront for intermediate skiers
  • Exchange Drop and the Back Bowls for advanced skiers.

Coronet Peak Ski Field Notes:

  • As of the date of this entry, children six and under get free day lift passes every day at Coronet Peak Ski Field.
  • Sister Mountains for Mt Hutt and The Remarkables
  • Fridays and Saturdays offer Night Skiing till 9pm.

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Mountain Profile

Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 5410

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 3832

Vertical Drop

Beginner: 25

Total Runs

Total Runs: 28


Intermediate: 45

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 691


Advanced: 30

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 2


Expert: 0

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No

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