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Coronet Peak ski field, Queenstown

Ski Coronet Peak - the local's choice and the closest ski field to Queenstown.

Coronet Peak is the most developed ski area in the South Island. In 2008, it received a $30 million facelift and now features a bigger and more user-friendly base building, a bigger restaurant/cafe, more snowmaking facilities and even an airport style private lounge for members by invitation only. Even though it now looks more like a ski field you might expect to see in Europe or the US, Coronet Peak continues to be the locals' favourite.

The trails are spread across a broad mountain. There are many ways to get down Coronet through every type of terrain from a wide groomed run called M1, to mogul runs, to wide open back bowls. There is a huge beginners area with chairlift access, which copes with the biggest crowds (not that the crowds here are anything compared the lines found in the US!).

Coronet Peak Trail Map, New Zealand

Coronet Peak Quick Facts

Nearest Town Queenstown
Distance (km) 18
Nearest Airport Queenstown
Distance (km) 21
Annual Snow Fall (m)  
Season Opens Early June
Season Closes Mid October
Skiable Area (hectares)  
Base Altitude (m) 1220
Highest Altitude (m) 1640
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 45%
Advanced 35%
Total Number of Lifts 6
Chairlifts 3
T-Bars 1
Platters 1
Rope Tows 1
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire Yes
Chain Hire Yes
Groomers Yes
Half Pipe Yes
Terrain Park Yes
Cafe Yes
Bar Yes
Accommodation on Ski Area Yes

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