Coronet Peak, NZ Announces One-Day Teaser on Saturday, Two Weeks Ahead of Official Opening

Katy Shipley | | Industry NewsIndustry News


Coronet Peak, NZ has just announced June 2nd as their one-day-only teaser opening for the 2018 season.  Early season snowfall and cold temperatures has led to a decent base and the right conditions for snow making. They plan to operate Saturday from 9am-4pm, then return to training until the official opening on June 16th. According to Stuff, people are hyped and temperatures should be cold enough to maintain the existing snowpack.

“We are having cold day temperatures. Even without snow it is winter. We are snowmaking at night and 24/7 if conditions allow. And that will carry on until we have a metre of snow on the ground.”

Snow making conditions have been prime, making it easier to get a solid base formed for the upcoming season. image: Stuff

Opening Day Details:

  • Coronet Express and Meadows Express turning from 9am-4pm
  • Barista bar, cafe, and bar all scheduled to open
  • Buses will be running from Duke St. 8am on the hour until noon

Current Snowpack Stats:

  • Base: 16-30 inches
  • Last snowfall: 8 inches on May, 22nd

Mountain Stats:

  • 5,410 ft. Elevation
  • 1,516 ft. Vertical Drop
  • 2 Terrain Parks
  • 691 Skiable Acres
  • 1 Six Seater Express Chair, 2 High-Speed Quad Chairs, 1 T-Bar
  • Night skiing on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights
  • 25 minute drive from Downtown Queenstown, NZ
Early season snowfall hits Coronet Peak. image: Coronet Peak

Fun terrain, easy access from Queensland, and incredible views make Coronet Peak one of New Zealand’s most popular skiing areas.  This one day opening is a great way to start the season off right and get people stoked for the winter to come. The old adage “the snow in May never stays”, has been proven wrong this year.   It looks like a solid start for the Southern Hemisphere so far, this might a good year to fly south!

Coronet skiing
Coronet Peak offers fun terrain and beautiful views of The Remarkables. image: Neil Kerr

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