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Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak Ski Resort Guide

Coronet Peak, New Zealand

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,649m
Resort Height1,229m
 Nearest AirportsQueenstown and Wanaka
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Coronet Peak

The closest major ski centre to Queenstown also has New Zealand's biggest snow-making facility, night skiing and a high speed quad. A rare joint area lift ticket is also available with The Remarkables and Mount Hutt.


The New Zealand ski resort of Coronet Peak is at an altitude of 1,229m.

Coronet Peak has direct access to 42 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Coronet Peak?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 27 October.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Coronet Peak

Ski Area Stats

Coronet Peak Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Coronet Peak Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,649m
Lowest Piste1,229m
Resort Altitude (Coronet Peak)1,229m
Max Vertical420m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Coronet Peak
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Coronet Peak Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Walkabout / Sarah Sue'.


Halfpipes cut by special grooming attachment and assisted by snow making.

Location and Map

Where is Coronet Peak?

This ski resort is in Queenstown Lakes, Otago, New Zealand.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Coronet Peak is Queenstown, 24 minutes drive away.

Wanaka and Invercargill airports are all within three hours drive.

Queenstown and Wanaka are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 6,900 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 85 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Coronet Peak open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


Usual opening is Early June, and usual closing is Early October.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Coronet Peak, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Coronet Peak Tourist Office for the latest.

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