Queenstown Skiing Fields

1/6/2018 | Posted in Discover Queenstown

Next weekend marks the offical opening of ski season in Queenstown! From mid-June to late September Queenstown welcomes travellers from across the globe all in search for the famous powder, and picturesque views our little resort town has become known for.

No matter your skill or fitness level our local slopes have plenty of terrain for all abilities. If you consider yourself a bit of a snow sport pro-athlete we also have great Heli skiing conditions with our local operator’s privy to a multitude of surrounding mountain ranges.

We have created a breakdown of our 3 local ski fields so you can pick the right terrain for your ability right of the bat:

Coronet Peak

25% Beginner 45% Intermediate 30% Advanced

A short 20-minute drive from Queenstown, Coronet is the closest ski field.

Coronet Peak is the only ski field in New Zealand to offer night skiing, open Friday & Saturday 6 – 9pm and the newly introduced Wednesday night skiing available during July only. Advanced skiers can look forward to rolling slopes, steeps and some off-piste adventures on the fringes


25% Beginner 50% Intermediate 25% Advanced

1-hour drive from Queenstown Cardrona is the largest of the 3 fields. Its wide-open runs make it the ideal place to learn as well as a fun playground for experienced snow enthusiasts. Cardrona is host to several oversized bowls and 6 parks, perfect terrain for those wanting to hone their freestyle skills.

The Remarkables

30% Beginner 40% Intermediate 30% Advanced

30 minutes from Queenstown the Remarkables is a must visit for great freestyle park terrain, home to wide open bowls and 3 terrain parks, a favourite for the experienced ski and boarders.