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The Remarkables and Coronet Peak

Queenstown Ski Fields

The Remarkables Ski Field

The famous Remarkables mountain range is home to one of the best ski resorts in New Zealand. Just a 37 minute drive from downtown Queenstown, the wide gentle slopes are perfect for beginners and families, with plenty of more challenging options to satisfy the experts in the families. Begin your skiing journey on the easy green runs, and work your way up to some exciting black diamond terrain!

Coronet Peak Ski Field

A great family-friendly ski field with plenty of options for any skill level. Boasting spectacular views over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, Coronet Peak offers a fantastic range of child care options and is just a 25-minute drive from Queenstown along a fully-sealed road. Well sheltered, this mountain is great in any weather, a super alternative to The Remarkables.

Getting There

The Remarkables

  • Snow transport buses operate between downtown Queenstown and the Remarkables, pre-book your transport with your travel specialist
  • Self-drive: The Remarkables is a 37 minute drive from downtown Queenstown; 45 minutes from Arrowtown; 1 hour, 25 minutes from Wanaka

Coronet Peak

  • Snow transport buses operate between downtown Queenstown and Coronet Peak, where a shuttle transport is included pick up details will be advised in your itinerary
  • Self-drive: Coronet Peak is an easy 25-minute drive from downtown Queenstown; 25 minutes from Arrowtown; 1 hour, 15 minutes from Wanaka

Facilities

The Remarkables

  • Food and drink: Ratusburn Coffee Bar, The Remarkables Cafe, The Remarkables Restaurant, on-mountain Ice Bar
  • Retail store: the Snow Shop, open 7 days from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Ski storage: secure day storage is available with on-mountain lockers and you can pay by credit card or EFTPOS, overnight storage is only available for NZSki rental equipment - pre-book your rental equipment with your travel specialist.
  • Car parking: 3 car parks available with space for 900 cars, car park shuttles operate from 8am to 5pm
  • First aid: The Remarkables Snow Patrol manage any medical situations or emergencies

Coronet Peak

  • Food and drink: Coronet Peak Cafe; Coronet Peak Restaurant; Heidi's Hut; Ice Bar
  • Retail store: the Snow Shop, open 7 days from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Ski storage: secure day storage is available with on-mountain lockers and you can pay by credit card or EFTPOS, overnight storage is only available for NZSki rental equipment - pre-book your rental equipment with your travel specialist
  • Car parking: Coronet Peak has 7 car parks with capacity for 1200 cars. Several car parks are a short walk to the base building, a free shuttle operates from the other car parks between 8.00am and 5.00pm
  • First Aid: the Coronet Peak Snow Patrol team manages any medical situations or emergencies
  • Tubing park: Coronet Peak operates a snow tubing park, great fun for all ages!

Childcare

The Remarkables

The Remarkables offers all day skiing lessons for children aged 5-15 years old, these can be pre-booked with your travel specialist

  • Kea Club: all day ski lessons (ages 5-15) or snowboard lessons (ages 8-15)
  • Mini Kea: all day program for kids aged 4-5 years

Coronet Peak

Skiwiland operates a variety of childcare programmes to cater to all ages and can be pre-booked through your travel specialist

  • Mini Kids: early learning centre for kids aged 3 months to under 2 years
  • Kiwi Kids: non0skiing programme for kids aged 205
  • Skiwi Kids: ski lessons and activities for kids under 5 years old
  • Kea Club: all day ski lessons (ages 5-15) or snowboard lessons (ages 8-15)

Lessons

The Remarkables

Lessons are available for skiing or snowboarding and cater to all levels from beginners to experts, all lessons can be pre-booked through your travel specialist

Coronet Peak

Lessons are available for skiing or snowboarding and cater to all levels from beginners to experts, all lessons can be pre-booked through your travel specialist

Terrain

The Remarkables

265 hectares of skiable terrain accessed by 3 surface conveyor lifts, 1 six seater express chairlift and 3 quad chairlifts

  • 30% Beginner
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 30% Expert

Coronet Peak

280 hectares of skiable terrain including 2 terrain parks, accessed by 4 learner conveyor lifts, 1 six-seater express chair, 2 high-speed quad chairs and 1 T-bar

Mountain Facts

The Remarkables

  • 1943 metres high with a 468 metre vertical drop
  • Longest run: Outward Bound, 2.5km
  • Average snowfall: 3.67m

Coronet Peak

  •  1649 metres high with a 481 metre vertical drop
  • Longest run: M1, 2.4 kilometres