Resort Profile: Coronet Peak

By adamrowden, 20 Jul '12 at 09:28

Coronet Peak is a ski resort in New Zealand that is a simple 20 minute drive from the picturesque Queenstown. It is a resort that boasts great facilities, and when there has been good snowfall it is an ace place to be.

It is not the highest resort, so snowfall is sometimes an issue, but it is certainly not as barren as some other resorts.

There are some real stunning high points within Coronet Peak and the rolling trails means that it has plenty to offer the more seasoned skiers and boarders. The resort offers you not only New Zealand’s longest opening hours but it also plays host to some utterly thrilling night skiing.

It is also home to some cracking events such as the Queenstown Winter Festival and the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games, and it is also a resort where the après ski is as impressive as the slopes. There is plenty of live music on offer at the base building and you can always get a nice cold beer at Heidi’s Hut. Oh, and Coronet Peak also offers you great European style food in the shape of pizza and pasta.

If you are a beginner, then you really will love this resort, and intermediate riders can also have a great time too. The fringes of the resort have plenty to offer the more experienced skier and snowboarder with some great off piste runs and some awesome chutes too.

The Highlights


- Varied terrain that is good for all abilities
- Only 20 minutes drive from Queenstown on a sealed road
- Night skiing
- New Zealand’s longest opening hours
- Quick and easy rental system
- Free day lift passes for children aged six years and under
- High-speed quad chairlift & four surface conveyor lifts to beginners terrain
- High-speed quad & six-seater chairlifts to general terrain
- All day supervised kids' programmes for 3 months upwards


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