Coronet Peak

South Island, New Zealand

About Coronet Peak

A mere 20 minutes from Queenstown, Coronet Peak Ski Resort is one of New Zealand’s most popular and accessible resorts. Fans have flocked there to enjoy winter sports for more than 60 years. Families and enthusiastic newcomers continue to revel in the cosmopolitan atmosphere, fantastic views and diverse rolling terrain that provides challenges and hidden delights for all ability levels. Coronet Peak Ski Resort is also the home of night skiing and the slopes light up on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, so the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down.


Snow Resort Stats


Coronet Peak
  • Elevation Top 1649m
  • Elevation Bottom1200m
  • Vertical Drop 462m
  • Skiable Terrain 126ha
  • Longest Run 2.4km
  • Beginner 25%%
  • Intermediate 45%%
  • Advanced 30%%
  • Total Number of Trails32


Coronet Peak
  • Total 8
  • Highest Lifted Point1649m
  • Gondolas & Trams N
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed
  • Quads 2
  • Quad Chairs N
  • Triple Chairs N
  • Double Chairs 1
  • Surface Lifts 4
  • Uphill Capacity 9218 people/hour

Snow Making

Coronet Peak
  • Snow Making 81.5 hectares
  • Total Number of Guns204
  • Annual Average Snowfall 2.1 m

Terrain Parks

Coronet Peak
  • Total 1
  • Name Novice Terrain Park
  • Half Pipes 0
  • Half Pipe Size
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size



Coronet Peak Ski Area

The sight seeing option for those of us that don't ski nor snowboard is an excellent one. The viewing platform is spectacular and an awesome opportunity for heaps of photos with friends and family. The ski lift is also a fantastic experience with again many photo opportunities with the scenery. Well planned and caters for all ages, kids love it. They will tell you what's required to go up in the ski lift with clothing and boots as you will definitely feel the cold and a must for snow fights. A must is another 20 to 30m hike to the very top with 360 surround view. It doesn't get any better than this! You can stop for coffee and food at what really is a cafeteria rather than a restaurant. The sight seeing option was $30 each and $5 for boots, if your clothes are not sufficient for the weather on the day then jacket and pants (waterproof and warm) will be needed too. I don't know what our friends with less than good intentions have done in the past but if you take the bus up there you will be asked your name and DOB before they hand you a card which you keep and use for hiring of gear when you get up there, the bus trip is $25. Expensive if you're paying for your family but still reasonable prices, I would recommend taking the bus up there if its your first time. It was a fantastic time with my family.
Coronet offers everything I need in this snow season. High quality facilities and rental gears. Plenty of vegetarian options at cafe and restaurant. Just traffic control on busy days needs to get better. Traffic conjunction on mountain road is not cool.
The drive up here is pretty spectacular with stops for putting up snow chains. Drive with care. Please wear warm clothes and good pair of shoes preferably boots. There's the lookout at the top which is just majestic. Enjoy nature.