Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are both family-friendly ski fields with a range of childcare options, great kids ski and snowboard lesson packages and facilities that cater to every family’s ski holiday needs - along with lift pass, ski and snowboard lessons and ski hire packages to suit all of the family. Kids aged five years and under ski for free at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.


The Remarkables offers two large learner areas serviced by three conveyor lifts, which suit both beginner skiers and snowboarders. The Mini-Kea lesson program is available for 4 - 5 year old kids at The Remarkables and is a great way for them to safely explore the fun terrain. Coronet Peak offers gentle learners slopes and night skiing under the stars on the weekend, 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.

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Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are great places for your kids to learn to ski. Skiwiland caters for children up to five years of age and is only available at Coronet Peak. The Kea Club offers a great program for kids aged 5 to 15 years who want all‐day ski and snowboard lessons, with lift passes and lunch included and is available at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. The Mountain Holiday program is a school holiday kids ski and snowboard program that includes lessons and lunch available only at Coronet Peak.


All day kids ski and snowboard lessons and lunch. 

Designed for kids aged 5 to 15 years who want to join all‐day ski and snowboard group lessons at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

Participating in the Kea Club is an excellent way for children to improve their skills, make new friends and have a great day on the mountain.

Kids can join group skiing lessons from the age of five and group snowboarding lessons from the age of eight.

We cannot take advanced bookings so recommend an early arrival on the day to secure a place in this children’s group ski or snowboard lesson or buy online today. 

Kea Club includes:  All day care, two lessons of 2.5 hour duration each and lunch.

Please note: The all-day Kea Club includes a lift pass but ski hire is an additional cost.

school holiday lessons


The Mountain Holiday program all-day lesson option runs from 10am to 4pm and is a five day ski and snowboard program at Coronet Peak with an emphasis on FUN and learning.

Skiers must be at least five years old and snowboarders must be at least eight years old. You can choose just the full-day lesson only option which includes lunch or you can get a full-day with 'the works' - lessons, lift pass, ski or snowboard hire and lunch. 

Please note: These five day lessons might not be suitable for all five year olds, it depends on your child's stamina.

Minimum ability level: Open to all ability levels. 

DATES: 26th -30th June, 3rd - 7th July, 10th - 14th July, 17th - 21st July

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Skiwiland Early Learning Centre is only available at Coronet Peak and caters for children aged from three months to five years of age 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. The Remarkables offer the Mini Kea all day lesson program for 4 - 5 year olds.


For children aged 3 months to under 2 years

Mini Kids provides a fun and caring environment for children less than two years of age. 

Qualified staff will respect your baby’s routines and ensure those who are starting to explore their world (crawling or walking) have lots of fun. What to bring: Change of clothes, nappies, dummy, bottles/formula/food, special toy and/or blanket.

What to bring: Lunch is not provided so please remember to pack their favourite snacks and drinks.

Full day - 9am to 4pm

Half‐day morning - 9am to 12pm

Half‐day afternoon - 1pm to 4pm

Coronet Peak  Price

Full Day



For children aged 2 to 5 years old

If your child is not yet ready to ski, Kiwi Kids will keep them entertained while the rest of the family enjoys the slopes. Children are kept busy with a wide range of fun and educational indoor and outdoor activities.

All activities are fully supervised by qualified staff. Lunch is provided with the full‐day option.

What to bring: Waterproof jacket & pants, change of clothes (extra underwear), warm hat, mittens, goggles/sunglasses, nappies/pull‐ups and snacks if coming for a half day. 

Full day - 9am to 4pm

Half‐day morning - 9am to 12pm

Half‐day afternoon - 1pm to 4pm

Coronet Peak  Price

Full Day

Lunch included



Under 5’s ski lessons and educational indoor and outdoor activites

Skiwi Kids provides a fun and safe environment for young children to learn to ski at Mt Hutt. Catering for all ability levels, qualified instructors teach two ski lessons on the full‐day programme and one lesson on the half‐day programme. 

The program includes skis, boots and helmet rental. The full‐day option includes lunch.

What to bring: Waterproof jacket & pants, change of clothes (extra underwear), warm hat, mittens, goggles/sunglasses. 

Full day is 9am ‐ 4pm

Half‐day morning is 9am ‐ 12pm

Half‐day afternoon is 1pm ‐ 4pm

Coronet Peak  Price

Full Day

Lunch included



what to bring

Prepare yourself for a fun holiday in the snow and find out about ski hire and our on mountain Sno Shops.

ski hire

We have one of the largest and most current ranges of ski hire in New Zealand with quality brands such as Head, Burton and Salomon.

If your family is new to skiing or snowboarding (or your kids are growing quickly), it’s a great idea to hire your ski or snowboard equipment ‐ that way you can graduate to the performance ski equipment as your skiing/boarding improves and your kids can up‐size as they grow. 

We stock the latest gear, from clothing to skis and snowboards plus our on‐site technicians keep it in top condition.  

Due to health reasons we do not rent gloves, hats or goggles.

what to bring

How can you ensure every member of your family is prepared for a great family ski or snowboard holiday?

When you pack for your family trip to the snow, remember to include:

  • Boots or shoes with a bit of a tread for all family members ‐ snow and ice can be slippery! 

  • Sunscreen and lip balm to protect you and your family from the sun's harmful UV rays Warm waterproof pants and jacket (clothing hire is available on the mountain) 

  • Eye protection is important, even on cloudy days – and don’t forget goggles or sunnies for the kids! 

  • A hat such as a woollen beanie and a scarf or neck warmer for everyone 

  • Waterproof gloves 

  • Plenty of layers such as thermal underwear, polar fleeces, t‐shirts, skivvies, wool garments ‐ avoid cotton if possible 

If you forget anything, almost everything your family will need is available right here on the mountains at our ski hire or the Sno Shop.

sno shop

Snoshop has a range of affordable skiing and snowboarding essentials for both adults and children, including gloves, goggles,helmets, socks, neck warmers and beanies. 

Our Snoshop stocks a great range of top end brands like Smith, Bolle, Electric, Giro, Red, POW, Columbia, Dakine, Marmot and Spyder along with great souvenirs like stickers, magnets, mugs and glassware, key rings, T-shirts, soft toys (including our friendly mascots Spike and Shred) and much more.

You can also write and send your Coronet Peak or Remarkables postcards from the shop. We also sell painkillers, plasters and other medical first aid supplies as well as sweets and chocolates. 

Sno Shop is open seven days a week (mountain status permitting) from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Cards accepted: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Eftpos NZ, mypass money. Season Pass holders receive a 10% discount in store.