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

Opening Hours Extended At Coronet Peak (01-Jul-09)

Coronet Peak, New Zealand, July 1, 2009 - Early birds and night owls alike are waxing their skis and boards

Early birds and night owls alike are waxing their skis and boards as Coronet Peak gears up for extended opening hours from tomorrow (Friday July 3).

Skiers and riders can enjoy the slopes late into the evening every Friday and Saturday night from July 3 until mid-September (conditions permitting), a tradition which has operated for over twenty years.

The M1, Shirtfront, Big Easy trails and a Magic Carpet are all fully floodlit, allowing skiers and riders of all levels to experience the slopes under the stars until 9pm.

Ski Area Manager Hamish McCrostie said Night Skiing was a magical experience and always created a buzz and atmosphere of its own.

“Locals enjoy Night Skiing because it allows them to spend more time on the slopes with friends and family after school or work,” he said. “Visitors and holiday-makers just love the whole Night Skiing experience with DJs and hot mulled wine on the deck and sparkling views over Queenstown.”

Coronet Peak’s restaurant and bar are both open until 9pm, serving a range of beverages as well as hot meals, with frequent live music on the mountain.

From Monday July 6, the Coronet Express chairlift will also be open for early birds to enjoy First Tracks from 8am – an hour before the lifts ‘officially’ open at 9am.

“First Tracks is always popular with those keen to ski or ride before work and early risers who look to share the fresh powder and groomed corduroy trails with only a handful of others,” said Mr McCrostie.

“The restaurant is open for breakfast from 7.30am, so anyone can catch a hot meal or cup of coffee, before hitting the slopes ahead of the crowds.”

Night Skiing lift passes from 4-9pm cost $48 for adults, while Twilight lift passes allowing access from 12.30pm-9pm cost $93 for adults. An adult Sightseeing lift pass costs only $15.

Day Lift Passes with First Tracks cost $128 per adult, or $35 as an add-on for season pass holders.

Operation for both First Tracks and Night Skiing is dependent on weather conditions.

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