Closed for season

Monday 16 Oct, 14:31 PM



Last Snow

1cm 18 September

Snow Condition


Road Status

Spectacular roller coaster terrain makes Coronet Peak ski area one of New Zealand's most exciting ski resort destinations for snow lovers of any ability.

earlybird 2018 3 peak pass


We’re excited to announce that our 3 Peak Pass prices are staying super low for 2018. We’re also saying a big thanks to our 2017 season pass holders with a special offer just for you.

the mountain collective

enjoy 50% off lift passes!

When you purchase a 3 Peak Pass you receive the benefit of 50% off day lift passes when skiing or snowboarding at Mountain Collective Resorts. Special conditions apply.

At a Glance

CORONET PEAK will be open from 8am to 4pm daily

First tracks - 8am, DAILY + night skiing - 4pm to 9pm, FRIDAY & saturday

Terrain Breakdown


cafes and restaurants

Coronet Peak offers a selection of dining options with three outlets in the base building and a gorgeous mountain restaurant, Heidi's Hut, at Rocky Gully.

coronet peak cafe

When the sun is shining and you want to get back to the snow as quickly as possible, the Coronet Peak Café is the perfect place to grab a quick meal on the go! The menu features cafe style food including our famous burgers, hot snacks, pasta and pizza slices as well as a range of healthy options with a wide selection of fresh daily sandwiches and gourmet rolls, wraps, salads and sushi. Yes! - we cater for vegetarians and gluten-free diets and our staff are more than happy to accommodate your dietary requirements - please ask one of our friendly café team if you have any special needs.


coronet peak restaurant

Coronet Peak Restaurant offers a full breakfast menu, cooked to order for the early risers - you will want to check out our famous Breakfast Burger!! Breakfast is served until 11.00am. Grab an espresso or hot drink or our fully licensed bar offers local and national wines, beers, RTD's and locally made mulled wine. Our lunch menu is available from 11.30am to 3pm. Choose from a variety of dishes from around the world. You'll find curries, hot pots, noodle creations, fish & chips, lasagne, sushi, an extensive salad bar and plenty more. 

On Friday and Saturday nights the Night Skiing crew serve great priced meals and bar snacks designed to share with your friends, including $10.00 pizza's and twilight meal specials. Please note that you can not BYO alcohol. 





heidi's hut

Heidi's Hut, located at the base of the Rocky Gully T-bar, offers an Italian-style menu including a great selection of gourmet pizzas, pastas and soups all prepared fresh daily by our chefs. Mulled wine, beer, great local wines and soft drinks are available.

Espresso coffee and light breakfast are on offer all day long. Enjoy your meal by the fire or on the sun deck where you can enjoy the stunning 180-degree views of the Wakatipu Basin and The Remarkables mountain range. 



The Substation, located on the deck at Coronet Peak, serves quick and tasty food on the go. Hot subs and sandwiches are our specialty here, plus hearty soup to takeaway.

We also serve espresso coffee, a selection of beers and other ready-to-drink options and soft drinks.




Find out more about Skiwiland on-mountain facilities at Coronet Peak. Skiwiland is a registered Early Learning Centre.


Skiwiland early learning centre caters for children aged from three months to five years of age. It's a fully licensed registered Early Learning Centre with the NZ Ministry of Education, so you can enjoy your time skiing or snowboarding, knowing that your children will be comfortable, safe and happy. Indoor and outdoor activities are provided for kids aged two and above and including playtime in the snow with our fully qualified and trained staff. Skiwiland offers three age specific programmes and you can find all details, including a booking form, below. 

Check out Skiwiland at Coronet Peak.

Are your kids older? Kea Club offers children’s group ski lessons for kids aged 5 to 15 years and snowboarding lessons are available for 8 to 15 year olds - MORE ABOUT KIDS LESSONS

Important information:

  • Spaces are limited. Full payment and booking in advance are essential to secure a place. 
  • Due to capacity restrictions, half-day bookings will be limited during peak holiday periods.
  • Skiwiland operates a 'nut free' environment.


For children aged 3 months to under 2 years

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

Qualified and trained 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. Lunch is not provided so please remember to pack their favourite snacks and drinks.

Coronet Peak  Price

Full Day


Half 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 and trained 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


Half Day

Morning or Afternoon




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. Catering for all ability levels, qualified and trained 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,

  • Full day - 9am to 4pm
  • Half‐day morning - 9am to 12pm
  • Half‐day afternoon - 1pm to 4pm
Coronet Peak  Price

Full Day

2 lessons and lunch included


Half Day

1 lesson included




Find out about the Sno Shop, storage and carparking facilities at Coronet Peak


Coronet Peak has seven separate car parks with a capacity for more than 1200 vehicles. Several of the car parks are a short walk to our Base Building and the rest are easily accessed by our free shuttle service which operates from 8.00am until 5.00pm. 
If you are visiting with children or you have a full car, you are welcome to drive right up to the Base Building to unload your passengers and ski gear before parking and catching one of our shuttles back to the top. Please follow the signage and the directions from our team to get you on the snow as quickly as possible.

sno shop

Sno Shop has a range of affordable skiing and snowboarding essentials for both adults and children, including gloves, goggles, helmets, socks, neck warmers and beanies. Coronet Peak’s Sno Shop 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 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, My Pass money. Season Pass holders receive a 10% discount in store. 


Have your own gear? We offer day storage at Coronet Peak with our automated pay lockers available downstairs in the base building. 

Pay by credit card or EFTPOS only $10 per day (no overnight storage available).

Have you rented your ski gear from us on the mountain? There is FREE overnight storage at all three ski areas when you have hired your ski or snowboard gear from us. Simply return your ski gear back to the Rental Department at the end of your ski day and we'll take care of the rest. 


mountain safety

Safety tips, Avalanche control, backcountry status and more about making your day at Coronet Peak safe.


When skiing or snowboarding at Coronet Peak, it’s important to follow the Snow Responsibility Code to ensure both your own and others’ safety on the mountain. You can find the Snow Responsibility Code on our mountains and is detailed below for you as well. Also it’s also important that you regularly check the snow and weather conditions and ski/ride within your ability. 



  • Ride to your ability, control your speed.
  • Be aware of the conditions.
  • Take a lesson.


  • Stop where you can be seen.
  • Give others room.
  • Look ahead.


  • Obey all signs and closures.
  • Tired, take a rest.
  • Wear a helmet.


Mountain weather changes very quickly. To ensure you are safely equipped for the day, make sure you check the full mountain report before you travel to Coronet Peak.

The Coronet Peak Snow Report is published early every morning and updated throughout the day as conditions change. The snow report is also available in print from most accommodation providers and retailers in Queenstown, and broadcast on radio stations in most South Island main centres each morning.

The early morning snow report is accurate at the time it is published, however conditions are subject to rapid change.  Be sure to check details on this website and when you arrive on the mountain for the latest information to ensure you make the most of your day at Coronet Peak.



Our Coronet Peak Ski Patrol teams are out every day making sure the terrain is safe. Ski Patrol continually observe weather and snow-pack conditions and monitor the snow's increasing or decreasing stability within the ski area throughout the season.

Find out more about NZSki Patrol Medical Teams.

They are also on call to respond to your needs very quickly if an accident or emergency occurs. Search and Rescue (SAR) is most often required outside the ski area boundary and is undertaken by our Coronet Peak Ski Patrol team. The Ski Patrol team has trained for many years to deal with every form of ski area emergency.

If you decide to go skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry at Coronet Peak you need to carry the right safety equipment. Avalanches happen for a reason, so it’s important to choose your terrain wisely.

Please visit the Mountain Safety website for details on requirements to ensure your safe backcountry adventure.

Queenstown Avalanche Forecast


Driving on snow and ice is very different to driving on dry or even wet roads, especially if you are not familiar with these sorts of conditions. You will be required to fit snow chains if our Road Safety team indicate. Fitting chains can apply to both two-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles so please ensure you check the Road Status signs at the entry to the Coronet Peak ski area access road. 

It is important to know when and how to use chains. You must stop and put on chains when indicated on the ski area access roads; signs will indicate when it is compulsory to use chains, but you may also wish to use chains on very slippery surfaces for extra traction.



It is good practice to alert our Ski Patrol with details of your anticipated backcountry trip. You can pop into our Ski Patrol office at any time. Please be aware that our Ski Patrol do not patrol these areas and only venture here in the case of a known emergency. 

We also encourage you to watch the North Face video series below, which explains how to make the right decisions for skiing out of bounds and in the backcountry. There are five videos in the series .



Wanting to go ski touring at Coronet Peak? Please read our Ski Touring Guidelines and safety tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

ski touring safety tips

Coronet Peak is a 24 hour, seven days per week operation with multiple natural and operational hazards. Ski touring within the ski area boundary is dangerous and can result in serious injury so please respect ALL CLOSURES including Winch Cat signs. All areas of the mountain are winch groomed on a daily basis with activity concentrated around the M1.

Sarah Sue, the western most run on the mountain, is the designated touring route due to reduced operational risk.

The highest risks for ski tourers are:

  • Disorientation in poor weather or darkness, or skiing/ leading to exposure.
  • Skiing/riding or falling injury leading to exposure (hypothermia).
  • Collision with winch groomer cables, skidoos and stationary equipment.
  • Winch cables are impossible to see at times, may be buried beneath the snow, can move suddenly and could easily kill you!
  • Skidoos take a long time to stop and may not be able to avoid a collision if you are on their path.
  • Visibility can be severely limited by factors such as cloud, snow/snowmaking and lights from machinery. Never assume that you have been seen by machinery just because you can see it.

Please follow these safety tips:

  • Ski Touring is NOT PERMITTED during the hours of 6pm to 6am during the ski season (1st June to 7th October).
  • Don’t go alone; bring a friend, and let someone know when you expect to return and when to call emergency services for help.
  • Ski down what you skin up so you are aware of conditions and operations.
  • Read the avalanche bulletin appropriate to the terrain you intend to access particularly if going into the back country.
  • Uphill traffic must use outside of trails and remain visible from above at all times.
  • Coronet Peak does not provide Patrol response when closed or for incidents outside the ski area, call 111 for all such emergencies.
  • Take responsibility for your own safety and be equipped.
  • Always read the Ski Touring information sign located at Coronet and Greengates Express chairlift bottom stations where you will find the contact numbers for the on-site grooming team should you need to contact them directly.




Jump on our Snowline bus or drive yourself to Coronet Peak. Either way you can find all the transport information you need to get to the mountain on time, right here.

getting to coronet peak

Coronet Peak is only a short drive from Queenstown. You can either drive yourself or catch a ride on Coronet Peak's Bus transport from downtown Queenstown. If you are self driving please check out our Safe Driving tips.  Coronet Peak's Snowline Express provides return trips to the slopes every day of the season and for night skiing on Friday and Saturday's (weather and conditions permitting) giving you a comfortable and safe alternative for getting to the snow. 

Driving times to Coronet Peak Ski Area
Queenstown  - 25 mins
Arrowtown  - 25 mins
Wanaka - 1 hr 15 mins


Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from Coronet Peak. The Snowline Express is a daily scheduled bus service that runs from the Queenstown Snow Centre to the ski area. It will collect you at each designated stop along the route when spaces are available.

Bus tickets are available to purchase from the Snow Centre or you can buy online when purchasing your lift passes. You will need a Mypass card to redeem your bus ticket so please visit any Guest Service desk to pick up your mypass card. 

Departs 8.00am to 12.00pm
every 20 mins from the Snow Centre
Returns from 1.30pm onwards
from Coronet Peak as buses fill 

Check out the ROUTE MAP above for details on our Coronet Peak Snowline Express bus transport pickup route. 

Ski Bus Terms & Conditions

 Coronet Peak Price

1 day

1 return journey


per person

5 day multi-ride

5 return journeys


per person

10 day multi-ride

10 return journey


per person

 P: 0800 365 696 


Guarantee your seat and pre-book your ride. We will pick you up from all major hotels along our route. 

You can book today to secure your seats.



Coronet Peak Price

1 day return




1 day return

Youth (17 & under )



 P: 0800 365 696 


An easy and convenient way to get to a fun night at Coronet Peak on Friday and Saturday nights. It's a great option for those who like to ski and party on the deck at Coronet Peak!
Queenstown Snow Centre to Coronet Peak only
4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
Coronet Peak only to Queenstown Snow Centre
Departs at: 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm

Coronet Peak Price

Night Ski bus 1 return trip




Night Ski bus 1 return trip  

Youth (17 & under )



P: 0800 365 696