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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18 km from Queenstown
- Sealed road from Queenstown
- Good range of runs
- Extensive atomated techno alpin snowmaking system
- Modern express Lifts
- Above treeline, so visibility is difficult in poor conditions.
- Low base slush and spring snow common at the lower part of the mountain
Phone: 64 3 442 4674
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Postal: P O Box 359 Queenstown New Zealand
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).
Queenstown - a bit of everything, pretty much whatever you want, hotel, B&B, apartment etc
One of the most expensive resorts in NZ still cheaper than Australia.
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.
There is nothing there other than the resort and a cafe/shop/ski hire.
Plenty of sealed parks.
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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.
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.
Child care available
Standard beginner pomas and bunny 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.
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.
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Parks & Pipes
They have 2 pipes and a terrain park, maybe more now.
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.
Being above the treeline there isn't a lot of option here, if it is miserable you are out in it.
Lots of options as the base elevation is above the snowline so plenty around if that is all you are after.
A low altitude compared to Mt Hutt or Cardona. This means more rain, more slush and early melting than higher altitude resorts.