News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Coronet Peak And The Remarkables All Ready For School Holidays (23-Jun-10)

New Zealand, June 23, 2010 - There's heaps of fun for children

There’s heaps of fun for children and their families at Queenstown ski areas these July holidays.

Coronet Peak and The Remarkables have expanded their school holiday programmes to include five-year olds (the age restriction was previously six) and The Remarkables will also offer three and five-day programme options.

Snowsports School Director, Michel Marchand, says they’re aiming to provide on-mountain fun which caters for the whole family. 

“Parents can now book their young ones into holiday programmes at either ski area.  We have put together programmes that give more choices to both our local families and those travelling here for a winter holiday.”

Coronet Peak and The Remarkables each have a five-day Kruiser Squad for skiers aged 5-17 and snowboarders aged 8-17.  The Kruiser Squad is for children able to ski or board at Level Two* or above and is designed to improve skills with a top instructor. 

“The instructor provides advanced individual attention and basic technical skills and drills in a safe and fun environment,” says Mr Marchand.  “Parents don’t even need to worry about lunchtimes because we take them to the café and supervise them there as well.”

This year there is a new three-day Kruiser Squad option exclusively available at The Remarkables along with a brand new play and eating area for children booked into the school holiday programme.

Littlies aged between three months and five years are well catered for at both mountains with the Skiwiland Early Learning Centre providing on and off-snow activities.   However, Mr Marchand encourages families to get in quick because places are filling fast for the July holidays.

Lift passes are free for children under 10 years old at The Remarkables and free for those six and under at Coronet Peak.  Families can also take advantage of sharply-priced lift, lessons and rental equipment (skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots) packages on

For more information about school holiday programmes at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables visit or

Fresh Peaks Site Map
Fresh Peaks is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. Click here to see what it is all about.