- ABOUT THE SPOT
Skiing in Coronet Peak, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate can be characterized as oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
One of the biggest ski resorts near Queenstown is Coronet Peak at 16 km/9 mi towards northeast. The site is open from early July to mid-September and offers a great variety of facilities. With its varied terrain, it consists one of the most popular destinations for the ski lovers. Perfect for runners of all levels (trails: Big Easy for beginners, Express Way and Sarah Sue for intermediate skiers, Exchange Drop and Ego Alley for experts). Enjoy the breathtaking alpine view!
Night skiing permitted every Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm.