Coronet Peak ski resort is located in Otago, New Zealand. With a peak elevation of 1,649m, it offers skiers and snowboarders a 480 m vertical drop. Stylish and cosmopolitan, it is one of the South Island’s more popular ski resorts.
Sitting in the heart of the South Island, Coronet Peak ski resort is only a 20-minute drive from Queenstown. It provides visitors with majestic views of Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes and The Remarkables. Rolling natural terrain combined with sophisticated facilities attracts skiers and boarders of all age ranges and abilities.
Because of its extensive snowmaking facilities, Coronet Peak ski resort is one of the last ski areas to close in the Southern Hemisphere. The season typically runs from June to mid-October. The mountain also offers night skiing is on weekends. It is a popular choice for families. Youngsters aged three months to five years can be enrolled in the fully-licensed Skiwil and Early Learning Centre and children six and under enjoy free day lift passes every day of the season.
Coronet Peak ski resort offers 40 km of trails. 20% (8 km) of the total terrain ideal for beginners, 40% (16 km) suitable for intermediate skiers. And 40% (16 km) for the more advanced and expert level skiers and snowboarders. This is all easily accessible with 8 ski lifts.
This Queenstown ski field is very popular with beginners and intermediates as the mountain lends itself to both scenic and safe terrain to challenge yourself and improve your skills. There are lots of blue trails and the fall line is perfect. Considering the high quality grooming, Coronet Peak ski resort is also famous as being the “best skiing in New Zealand” award for the intermediate terrain.
Coronet Peak ski resort is also well worth a visit in summer because of its breathtaking views south across Lake Wakatipu and the smaller nearby Lake Hayes. Soak up the views from the road or enjoy a bird's eye view of the Wakatipu basin during a tandem paraglide. Or hang glide with one of the paragliding/hang-gliding operators that fly from the peak.
Coronet Peak ski resort is one of 25 ski resorts on offer in New Zealand. You can view more ski resorts in New Zealand here.
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