Skiing and snowboarding in Queenstown

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With all the activities on offer, it’s easy to forget that Queenstown started out as a ski resort. The two main ski areas are Coronet Peak and the Remarkables, although Queenstown can also be used as a base for Cardrona and Wanaka’s Treble Cone.

Coronet Peak

People have been skiing at Coronet Peak since 1947, making it New Zealand’s oldest ski area. It is the closest resort to Queenstown, has a long season and gets very busy on weekends during the season. A full day lift pass costs $119.

The Remarkables

The Remarkables is also a popular ski area but it is less crowded than Coronet Peak. A full day lift pass costs $119.

Multi-Day Passes

The same company runs both Coronet Peak and the Remarkables and multi-day lift passes work at both resorts. A three-day pass valid at both ski areas costs $297.

Our address

Coronet Peak
Telephone 0800 697 547

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  • Bianca, 09 Feb 2018

    Epic view in the summer

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  • Frances, 12 Mar 2017

    In March (not snow season) this is definitely worth visiting. Easy drive and great views that rival those from the Skyline Gondola.

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  • Dominic, 07 Aug 2016

    20 min from Queenstown by bus. Good area for beginners & pros. Food & drinks are expensive & parking can be difficult. Night ski is awesome.

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  • W, 01 Aug 2016

    Get free Wi-Fi using your mypass code. Also, try the mince and cheese pie.

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  • Stephen, 12 Mar 2015

    If you're looking for skiing in the Queenstown area go here, more remarkable than The Remarkables.

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  • Nicole, 08 Sep 2014

    Long blue runs that are reasonable challenging. Nearest ski field from Queenstown.

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  • Fee, 08 Aug 2014

    Breakfast burger is pretty good!

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  • Christian, 19 Jul 2014

    Perfect place close to queenstown to lern how to skii. I recomend to catch the shuttle rather than drive. Is not easy to find spots to park. First shuttle at 8 am and then every 15 min.

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  • Tin Kian, 12 Aug 2013

    Love the simple and short drive up to the ski field!!

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  • Graham, 11 Jul 2013

    Great place to ski really long runs

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  • Jay, 28 Jun 2013

    Night skiing is Asome. Not crowded

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  • Jeremy, 21 Aug 2010

    There is night skiing 4pm - 9pm. We strolled into queenstown midday, topped up or mypass and got a great full day in on the slopes.

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  • Rachel, 09 Aug 2010

    Top up your mypass in town before heading up the mountain then you can hit the slopes without the queue

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  • Michael, 14 Jun 2010

    loving the new 'mypass' system!

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