Coronet Peak LogoLoved by locals since opening commercially in 1947, Coronet Peak is the home of good times!

Just 20 minutes’ drive (16km), on paved roads, from central Queenstown, Coronet Peak is a world-class ski and snowboard area, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, 280 hectares of skiable terrain and breath-taking views.

Coronet Peak boasts the country’s largest fully-automated snowmaking system. This, along with Mother Nature, ensures consistently good skiing and snowboarding from early June till the end of September.

Coronet Peak caters for all abilities. The large novice area has a separate beginners’ trail. More experienced skiers and riders enjoy varied terrain from wide groomed trails to steep off-piste runs, moguls and open bowls. Coronet Peak is a popular choice for families, with youngsters aged three months to five years able to be enrolled in the fully-licensed Skiwiland Early Learning Centre. Children six and under enjoy free day lift passes every day of the season.

The day starts early on the mountain with First Tracks from 8am and on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights Coronet Peak lights it up for Night Skiing from 4pm – 9pm. Enjoy epic sunsets over Queenstown and skiing under the stars before joining the party as the DJ brings the good vibes at the base building.

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Coronet Peak is only a short 20 minute (16km) drive from central Queenstown.

You can either drive yourself or catch a ride on NZSki’s official bus service. NZSki’s Snowline Express provides return trips to the slopes every day of the season (weather and conditions permitting) from 8am until 12pm, giving you a comfortable and safe alternative for getting to the snow. We also have night skiing transport to Coronet Peak, which is great for those who like to ski and party on the deck at Coronet Peak! And for those looking for a door-to-door service we also offer pickup from your accommodation.

Bus tickets are available to purchase from the Snow Centre or you can buy online when purchasing your lift passes.

  • Departs 8.00am to 12.00 noon every 20 mins from the Snow Centre
  • Returns from 1.30pm onwards from Coronet Peak as buses fill

Coronet Peak offers visitors a number of facilities to make their day even more enjoyable. The Coronet Restaurant, two cafes (Coronet’s café and Heidi’s Hut), Substation food-to-go and the Ice Bar have something for everyone.

On-mountain rental offers all the equipment you need for an action-packed day. Skiing or snowboarding lessons can be booked online in advance or on the day.

Six-seater express chair lift, 2 high-speed quad chairs, 1 T-bar and 4 learner conveyor lifts means you’re spending maximum time skiing and riding.

Add parking for 1,200 vehicles and storage facilities and you’re fully covered for the day on the slopes.

Adult Youth Student Child
Day Pass $119 $57 $85 FREE
Afternoon Pass $90 $45 $67 FREE
Night Ski $62 $40 FREE