Open 16th June - 24th September 2023
This is the locals' playground, at just 20 minutes from Queenstown. Modern facilities, extensive snow-making, grooming and great learner slopes combined with roller coaster terrain make Coronet Peak a truly world-class ski area.
Our quiet high speed 6-seater Express Chairlift will get you to the top, and on the slopes before you know it!
There’s plenty of fun for kids, from the licensed early childcare and ski school to the beginner slopes with 4 conveyor lifts. Coronet Peak offers a great kids ski and snowboard lesson packages that cater to every family’s ski holiday needs – along with lift pass, ski / snowboard lessons and Equipment Rental packages to suit all of the family.
Kids aged five years and under ski for free at Coronet Peak!
Child friendly terrain
Coronet Peak offers gentle learners slopes and night skiing under the stars on Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as the three Saturdays in the July school holidays. There really is something for everyone – ensuring kids, first-timers and novice skiers and snowboarders have a great time. Along with great terrain the kids, including 'big kids', get free on mountain entertainment from our mascots Spike and Shred who regularly appear at both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Plus we have a dedicated Snow Play Zone where parents can take the little ones ( and big ones) and go sledding! (rental or purchase of sleds available).
Coronet Peak is a great place for your kids to learn to ski. Skiwiland caters for children up to five years of age. Our RIppers Holiday Camps are perfect to keep the kids entertained with ski and snowboard programmes for a range of abilities.
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Skiwiland – my first ski school
Skiwiland caters for children aged from two to five years. Skiwiland is a fully licensed Early Learning Centre with the NZ Ministry of Education, so you can enjoy your time skiing or snowboarding, secure in the knowledge that your kids are also having a great time on the mountain.
As a licensed education centre your children's safety is our priority. Our teachers are trained to make your child's experience on the mountain awesome.
Read more on Skiwilland here >>
If you’ve never skied after sundown don’t miss Night Skiing, Wednesday, Fridays and three Saturdays during the July school holidays from 4pm until 9pm. Often there is live music, the fire pits outside are lit – and the atmosphere is something really special.
Read more on Night Ski here >>>
Fridays are meant for family, fun and winning a PlayStation console! Take part in the on-trail hunt for PlayStation symbols. Return the symbols to the admin building and be entered to win a console or other cool prizes! Each week a console and games will be given away.
> high-speed six-seater lift – it’s faster and quieter!
> two high-speed quad chairs
> one T Bar
> four surface conveyor lifts (magic carpet)
15% learners, 33% intermediate, 25% advanced, 27% expert (approx)
Cafés and restaurants including the on-mountain Corona Ice Bar and Heidi’s Hut, snow shop, rental and repairs, ski/snowboard school, first aid.
Transport & Tickets
Save time and get organised in town before you get up the mountain. Visit our Snow Centre located at 9 Duke Street and our helpful staff will get you all organised.
Queenstown Snow Centre, 9 Duke Street, Queenstown.