Queenstown ‘The Adventure Capital of the World’, takes pride of place as our best winter wonderland. Right on its doorstep are glistening snow slopes, and a hundred different adventure options from heli-skiing to jet boating and bungee jumping.
Coronet Peak is only 25 minutes away and is an integral part of the glamour and excitement of Queenstown. The adrenalin-pumping, heart-thumping action on the Peak’s sunny slopes, carries over to legendary festival events and the non-stop downtown nightlife. Many visitors regard Coronet Peak as the best complete ski/board and après ski package in New Zealand – the ultimate ‘powder party’.
The field has world-class facilities, including a high-speed quad chair that whisks you up to the highest point at 1,650 metres. The view from the summit of the crown-like peak is astounding, with breathtaking views of The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu and the Crown Range. The season runs from June to October, and the snow ratings are 20% beginner, 45% intermediate and 35% advanced. Lifts include 1 quad, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair, T-Bar, handle-tow. A magic carpet carries skiers up the Big Easy beginner’s slope.
The large modern base complex has a licensed brasserie, bar, self-service café, ski/snowboard rental and training schools. Exclusive sundown skiing and boarding is available, with attractive twilight and night combo packages, which include refreshments and meals. A range of daytime Super Pass options can be purchased for Coronet Peak and other South Island ski fields, with discounts extending to activity options in Queenstown.
Coronet Peak is the scintillating ‘flagship’ of the Queenstown winter scene. It was New Zealand’s first commercial ski field and now has a truly international flavour, hosting innovative high profile events such as the Winter Festival and Compaq 50K endurance race.
The ‘Peak’ offers top terrain, which guarantees maximum fun for everyone on the slopes. The action never stops – slide or ride into the magic of the night.