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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.

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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. 

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mountain fast facts

coronet peak

The Vital Statistics

Target opening date: Sat 16 June

Anticipated Closing Date: Sun 30 Sept  (Subject to weather conditions)

Elevation: 1649m, 462m vertical drop

Skiable Area: 280 hectares

Lifts: 1 high-speed six-seater chair, 2 high-speed quad chairs, 1 T-bar, 4 surface conveyor lifts 
strong>Average snowfall: 1.99 metres per annum (excl. snowmaking)

Snowmaking: 211 snow guns. Extensive coverage top to bottom

Terrain: 32% beginner, 41% intermediate, 27% advanced 

Access: 18km sealed road, 25 minutes drive from downtown Queenstown 

Transport: Daily bus services from the Snow Centre every 20 minutes from 8am to 12pm with pick up en-route. Hotel pick-up service available

Operating Hours: 9am to 4pm 

Night Skiing: Wed, Fri & Sat 4pm-9pm June - Sept 

First Tracks: 8-9am, 2nd July until late Sept 

Tubing: 10am to 4pm


the remarkables

The Vital Statistics

Target opening date: Sat 9 June

Anticipated Closing Date: Sun 7 Oct (Subject to weather conditions) 

Elevation: 1943m, 468m vertical drop

Skiable Area: 385 hectares 

Lifts: 1 high speed six-seater chair, 3 quad chairs, 3 surface conveyor lifts 

Terrain: 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced 

Average Snowfall: 3.67m per annum (excl. snowmaking) 

Snowmaking: Extensive automated system comprising 100 guns covering beginners’ area, Alta Green, Casterway, Gotham City, Curvey, Turquoise, Waterfall, and terrain parks 

Access: 28km, 37 minutes drive from downtown Queenstown (sealed access road) 

Shuttles: Daily bus services from the Snow Centre every 20 minutes from 8am to 12pm with pick up en-route. Hotel pick-up service available

Operating Hours: 9am to 4pm


mt hutt

The Vital Statistics

Target opening date: Fri 8 June

Anticipated Closing Date: Sunday 7 Oct (Subject to weather conditions)

Elevation: 2086m, 683m vertical drop

Skiable Area: 313 hectares Lifts: 1 six-seater detachable chair, 1 quad chair, 1 triple chair, 2 learner conveyors

Groomed Terrain: 11% beginner,  37% intermediate, 27% advanced intermediate, 20% advanced, 5% park

Average Snowfall: 4m per annum (excl. snowmaking)

Snowmaking: 27 hectares

First Tracks: 8am to 9am Saturdays and Sundays only from 30th June

Access: 26km, 35 minutes drive from Methven

Shuttles: Daily services to/from Methven and Christchurch. Chain hire and fitting service available on the access road when required for most 2 or 4 wheel drive vehicles

Operating Hours: 9am to 4pm



Discover the background behind our three distinct ski areas located near two unique resort towns - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in Queenstown and Mt Hutt in Methven, Canterbury.


Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables collectively offer the ultimate New Zealand skiing and snowboarding experience.

Three distinct ski areas located near two unique resort towns - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in Queenstown and Mt Hutt in Methven, Canterbury.

These three ski areas are owned and operated by NZSki Ltd (NZSki). The company is committed to the on going development of the ski areas, their industry partners and local resort communities.

Extensive capital investment in recent years has considerably upgraded the infrastructure at all three mountains. Investing heavily in its staff, snowmaking, grooming, transport and ski and snowboard hire to ensure that the guests' experience is the best it can possibly. Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables ski operational season is normally from early June to mid October - weather conditions dependant.


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
  • Jacqui Davies
  • Duncan Smith
  • Graham Smolenski
  • Murray Valentine
  • James Coddington

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.



The Methven Kids 4 Free deal means that every child 10 years and under receives free accommodation and meals in Methven, plus free lift passes every day at Mt Hutt when accompanied by a paying adult.


Children 10 years and under receive free day lift passes at Mt Hutt, as do those six and under at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.


'Kruiser Squad' school holiday programmes and the daily Kea Club are aimed at five to 15-year-olds and are a great way to improve skills on all three mountains.

Trained staff focus on safety, fun and learning for all levels - an excellent way for children to make new friends and have a great day on the hill.

Lunch is included daily with all full day programmes and new kids menus include gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options - specially designed to be healthy and exciting.

Skiwiland Early Learning Centres provide safe and fun-based learning and childcare for littlies from three months to five years. Parents can relax and enjoy themselves on the slopes safe in the knowledge their little ones are getting all the care and attention they need.