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Skiing Coronet Peak, Queenstown

The South Island’s most popular ski area covers 280 hectares, just 25 minutes from Queenstown.

Diverse rolling terrain provides challenges for all ability levels and dedicated beginner slopes with twin conveyer lifts makes learning fun for novices, while ‘First tracks’ pass holders can hit the slopes at 8am and ski until 9pm on Friday and Saturday.

Try the M1-Big Easy, the mountain’s longest run at 2.4km, the Fruju half pipe or the Dirty Dog terrain park.

Coronet Peak

Season June to October

Elevation Highest 1699m; base 1649m

Vertical 481m

Skiable area 280ha

Terrain Beginner 25%, Intermediate 45%, Advanced 30%

Number of lifts 7, including 1 high speed six seater, 2 express quads, 1 T- Bar and 4 surface conveyor lifts

Longest run 2.4km

Operating hours 9:00am to 4:00pm

Facilities Fully licensed restaurant and bar and cafe, Mexican Cantina on the sun deck. Guest Services & Ticketing. Snowsports School.

Night Skiing Early July until mid-September, Friday and Saturday nights 4pm until 9pm

First Tracks Daily, 8am - 9am from late June until late September

Lessons and schools Both ski and snowboard instruction available for all ages including groups and private lessons from beginner to instructor.

Children's options Children’s ski crèche run by licensed childcare staff for kids 2 to 5-years-old includes supervised indoor playtime.

For snowboarders Two terrain parks offer a variety of options for learners and freestyle exerts. Try the rails, boxes and jumps at Dirty Dog Terrain Park or Beginner Jib Park, both easily accessed on an express chairlift.

Equipment rentals Recreational set: skis/boots/poles hire 1 day from NZ$48; high performance full set from NZ$62

Lift Passes Full day lift pass from NZ$91; afternoon half-day lift pass fromNZ$62; learner free.

Tip OnePassNZ provides unlimited freedom to ski and ride at eight of the South Island's favourite mountain ski areas.

Getting there 20 minutes drive (18km) from Queenstown; daily shuttle bus to/from Queenstown; 9pm to 4pm. Snowline Express NZ$12 return from Queenstown Snow Centre, departs every 20 minutes during peak times with pick ups at designated stops where space is available. Snowline Hotel Pick NZ$25 per person return. Prebook your seat by 9pm the night before. Pick ups from designated Queenstown accommodation providers.

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Latest update: Skiing Coronet Peak, New Zealand: 26 February, 2020

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