Queenstown's Coronet Peak is only twenty minutes drive from the center of Queenstown along a fully sealed access road. it features runs that range from beginner level to very advanced and the views fom the ski field are beyond belief. Events such as the Southern Cup and the Queenstown Winter Festival are held here annually. The new Zealand ski team also has its base at Coronet peak.
Coronet Peak's resort ski area is the closest ski resort to the centre of Queenstown. There is no on snow accommodation at Coronet peak so you must stay in Queenstown accommodation and travel to the snow each day. It has a reputation for some of the finest and most diverse terrain in the Southern Hemisphere and after experiencing it for yourself you will want to come back every year. International skiiers come here in droves to try the slopes they have read so much about. In fact, Coronet Peak’s terrain is rated so well it’s even good when the sun goes down. Night skiing, under excellent floodlights allows skiers and riders contiue the fun long after the sun has set for the day.
Coronet Peak has 280 skiable hectares accessed by a six seater express chair, an express quad, a T-bar, a double chair, magic carpet and beginner tow. Extensive snowmaking ensures a long season. The NZ skiing area season opens early June (weather permitting) and generally lasts until October.
Tandem Paragliding and Hang Gliding is also available off the Coronet Peak ski field, the highest of the flying sites in Queenstown.