Transport options from Queenstown to Ski Fields
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 20 minute drive to Coronet Peak Ski Area. From the centre of town it’s well sign-posted to Coronet Peak, approximately 13km out of town. The road to the ski field is a sealed alpine road, snow chains must be carried.
Shuttles – There are regular return Snowline Express buses that depart from Queenstown for Coronet Peak or you can reserve a pick up from your hotel in the morning.
Driving - From Queenstown it’s a 40 minute drive to the Remarkables Ski Area. From the centre of town drive towards the airport, then continue over the Kawarau River and continue on the main road until you see the well signposted entry for the Remarkables Ski Area Access Road. The road to the ski field is a sealed 14 km alpine road, snow chains must be carried.
Shuttles – There are regular return Snowline Express buses that depart from Queenstown for the Remarkables or you can reserve a pick up from your hotel in the morning.
Driving – From Queenstown it’s a 50 minute drive to Cardrona Ski Area. Follow State Highway 6 from Queenstown towards Wanaka, just after Arrowtown turn left onto the Crown Range Road and travel over the pass, after passing through Cardrona village the clearly marked entrance to Cardrona Ski Area is on your left. The ski field access road is an unsealed alpine road, snow chains must be carried.
Shuttles –Kiwi Discovery buses have two morning departures from a range of Queenstown locations to Cardrona, buses return at 4.15pm
NZSki Snowline Bus: Queenstown Snow Centre Express Return
Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from Coronet Peak or The Remarkables aboard one of the dedicated buses. NZSki Snowline provides return trips to the slopes every day of the season (weather and conditions permitting) during hours of operation, giving you a comfortable and safe alternative for getting to the snow. No need to bother with chains or road conditions, instead you can sit back and rest up in preparation for your active day ahead and enjoy the incredible views.
Buses depart regularly from the Snow Centre on Duke Street. Return departures to Queenstown are as buses fill from 1:30 pm.
NZSki: One Day Starter Pack
If you have never been on snow before this is the package for you! You'll learn to slide with confidence whilst having fun. Under the expertise of your Snowsports instructors, you will be introduced to your equipment and the environment. You will learn the basic skills of staying upright, stopping, riding the surface lifts, and perhaps start to change direction.
Sightseeing and Tobogganning at Coronet Peak Ski Field
Want to experience the spectacular mountains but not yet ready to ski? Coronet Peak offers a wide range of activities for everyone, young and old. You can unlock some of the best views in Queenstown and take in the thrill of New Zealand's original Ski Field.
Please visit the Coronet Peak guest services desk on the mountain or at the Snow Centre in central Queenstown to purchase your Peak Gondola pass or organise toboggan hire.