Coronet Peak

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Coronet Peak
Location Near Queenstown
Resort Altitude 1650m
Winter Season June - October
Terrain Overall: 280He
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 45%
Advanced: 35%
Lift System Lifts 6 ( 2 Detachable Express Quads, 1 Detachable six pack, 1 T- Bar, 1 Magic Carpet and 1 Beginner Tow.)
Highest Lift 1168m
Lowest Lift 1649m
Vertical 400m
Longest Run M1-Big Easy is 2.4 km long
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks 2 Half pipes and terrain park
Snow Sports
Facilities Ski Hire, shop
Nearest Town Queenstown
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $$425
Adult 1 Day $$93
Child 5 Day $$235
Child 1 Day $$51


Overview 

Coronet Peak is barely out of the outskirts of Queenstown and boasts a sealed road all the way to the carpark. Like most NZ resorts it isn't all that large and is above the tree line but does offer a great range of skiing and boarding. There are very limited onsnow facilities other than the main complex (which offers ski hire, lessons etc) as it is so close to Queenstown there is no on snow accommodation.

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Location

18 km from Queenstown

Pros

Cons

Contacts

Phone: 64 3 442 4674

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Postal: P O Box 359 Queenstown New Zealand


Planning

Getting There

Once in Queenstown it is an easy half hour drive to Coronet Peak on a fully sealed road. Getting to Queenstown you generally have to transit via Christchurch and then either get a connecting flight or a bus (or hire car).

Accommodation

On Mountain

ski club

Off Mountain

Queenstown - a bit of everything, pretty much whatever you want, hotel, B&B, apartment etc

Lift Tickets

One of the most expensive resorts in NZ still cheaper than Australia.

Ski School

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Equipment Hire

Offers equipment hire for both skier and snowboarders. Starts at $47 for 1 day with standard ski/snowboard, poles and boots. Carving skis make up the ‘recreational’ range of ski equipment, and top-of-the-range brands are available through our ‘performance’ line. Their snowboards come with strap-in binding systems.

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

There is nothing there other than the resort and a cafe/shop/ski hire.

Parking

Plenty of sealed parks.

Activities

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Dining

Cafe only

Bars & Entertainment

The brand new building provides superb facilities including expanded food and beverage services a huge sundeck, new and enlarged spaces for ticketing, storage, rental and expanded kids facilities doubling child care capacity.

Shopping

One small unimpressive ski/board shop. Not worth buying anything there, best to buy your gears in Queenstown due to more competition and variety of products.

There are on slope photographers who would take your pictures during the day and print the picture for you at the end of the day for you to take home as a souvenir. Be warned that buying the photos from the official photographers are expensive, at $30 per print.

Children

Child care available

Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

Standard beginner pomas and bunny runs

Groomed Runs

There are groomed runs off every lift and a supertrail style one the whole way down. Like most resorts these are hard and fast early and then depend on traffic and weather as to how they hold up.

Off Piste

Quite a lot but don't do it in a white out! There are no trees here, nothing for definition and there are some VERY big cliffs.

Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

They have 2 pipes and a terrain park, maybe more now.

Bumps

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Powder Zones

Lift out to the far skiers left usually holds the powder for a little while after a dump and you can get freshies there for quite a time. It is a T-bar which slows the traffic volumn down a bit.

Sheltered Runs

Being above the treeline there isn't a lot of option here, if it is miserable you are out in it.

Snowplay

Lots of options as the base elevation is above the snowline so plenty around if that is all you are after.


Other

Weather

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Geography

A low altitude compared to Mt Hutt or Cardona. This means more rain, more slush and early melting than higher altitude resorts.

History

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Resources

Maps

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