Coronet Peak, ski Queenstown

Trade and Media

Three ski areas, three personalities, three sets of dedicated, die-hard fans. NZSki is the owner and operator of three distinctively different South Island ski areas; Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables. Collectively they offer a complete New Zealand snow experience and have a reputation as being among some of New Zealand’s best visitor attractions.

Media support

We value media interest in our three mountains to help us share and inspire people to visit our ski areas. Below you will find a range of information, trail maps, videos and images to assist you with the promotion of Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables.

We also operate a media famil program directly with press and influencers as well as through Destination Queenstown and Tourism New Zealand.

If you would like to experience our product to produce content or your organisation has a particular news story to cover and lift pass access is required, we invite you to please contact us directly, a minimum of three working days prior to your intended visit/filming/photoshoot to arrange lift pass access.

Please provide detailed information about who you are, the organisation you work for, the purpose of your assignment, dates and what assistance you may require.

Contact for press and influencer enquiries.

For an image gallery or video broll please email us. 

About NZSki LTD

Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt are collectively owned by NZSki Limited, a tourism organisation comprising of several experienced New Zealand tourism operators.

The directors of NZSki Ltd are:

  • John Davies
  • Mike Davies
  • Murray Valentine
  • Neil Johnstone
  • Paul Anderson

The company purchased the ski areas from previous owner Air New Zealand in June 2002. At the time of the purchase, Coronet Peak manager and Managing Director of NZSki Ltd Duncan Smith said the company partners shared a common belief in the outstanding potential of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt and in the New Zealand tourism industry.

Belief holds true today and the entirely locally owned company continues to demonstrate its commitment to timely development that delivers long term benefits to customers, industry partners and the resort communities of Queenstown and Methven.

Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are located near Queenstown, New Zealand’s premier four-season alpine resort destination. Mt Hutt at Methven is located near Christchurch and is the leading ski area in the Canterbury region.

Mountain Fast Facts

Coronet Peak

  • Targeted winter opening date: Saturday 19 June 2021
  • Anticipated winter closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021
  • Elevation: 1649m, 462m vertical drop
  • Skiable Area: 280 hectares
  • Lifts: 2 high-speed six-seater chairs, 1 high-speed quad chair, 1 T-bar, 4 surface conveyor lifts
  • Average snowfall: 1.99 metres per annum (excl. snowmaking)
  • Snowmaking: 211 fixed guns, and 7 portable for extensive coverage top to bottom
  • Terrain: approx. 14% learners, 33% intermediate, 25% advanced, 27% Expert
  • Access: 18km sealed road, just 20 minutes from Queenstown
  • Transport: Multiple daily bus services on Skibus from the Snow Centre
  • Childcare/early ages ski school: Skiwiland for 2–5 year olds
  • Kids Club: Kea Club from 5-17 years of age, all season
  • Kids under 7 ski for free
  • Twilight/Night Skiing: Wed & Fri nights 4pm-9pm July – early Sept
  • First Tracks: 8-9am, July until late Sept
  • Sledding will be available in our Play Zone with rental or purchase options of sleds from retail.
  • Operating Hours: Open daily 9am to 4pm

Contact details:


Phone: +64 3 450 1970 

Snow reports: +64 3 442 4615 (June to September)

Freephone: NZ: 0800 697 547 Aus: 1800 365 696


Link to 2021 Winter Media Kit 

The Remarkables

  • Targeted opening date: Saturday 26 June 2021
  • Anticipated Closing Date: Sunday 17 October 2021
  • Elevation: 1943m, 468m vertical drop
  • Skiable Area:385 hectares 
  • Lifts: 2 high-speed six-seater chair, 2 quad chairs, 4 surface conveyor lifts including a double covered conveyor
  • Terrain: 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced
  • Average Snowfall: 3.67m per annum (excl. snowmaking)
  • Snowmaking: Extensive automated system comprising 148 guns covering beginners’ area, Alta Green, Casterway, Gotham City, Curvey, Turquoise, Waterfall, and terrain parks
  • 4-7x terrain parks including beginner, medium and large lines, and the Burton Stash
  • Access: 28km, 40min from Queenstown (10k sealed and 3 km unsealed access road)
  • Children’s program: Kea Club from 4-17 years of age
  • Kids under 7 ski for free
  • Shuttles: Multiple daily services on the Snowbus from the Snow Centre 
  • Operating Hours: Daily from 9am - 4pm

Contact details:


Phone: +64 3 450 1970

Snow reports: P: +64 3 442 4615 (July to October)

Freephone: NZ: 0800 697 547 Aus: 1800 365 696

Download 2021 Winter Media Kit


Mt Hutt

  • Targeted opening date: Friday 11 June 2021
  • Anticipated Closing Date: Sunday 17 October 2021
    (Subject to weather conditions)
  • Elevation: 2086m, 683m vertical drop
  • Skiable Area: 365 hectares
  • Lifts: 1 six-seater detachable chair, New for 2021 NZ"s first eight-seater chair, 1 triple chair, 2 learner conveyors
  • Groomed Terrain: 11% beginner / 37% intermediate / 27% adv. intermediate / 20% advanced / 5% park
  • Average Snowfall: 4m per annum (excl. snowmaking)
  • Snowmaking: 27 hectares
  • Children programs: for 3months up to 17 years old
  • Kids under 7 ski for free
  • Access: 26km/35 minutes from Methven
  • Operating Hours: Daily from 9am - 4pm
    (First Tracks 8am to 9am Sat/Sun from 3 July)

Contact details:


Phone: +64 3 302 8811

Freephone: NZ 0800 697 547, Australia 1800 365 696

Download Winter 2021 Media Kit

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