Coronet Peak

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Good freeriding resort offering some very nice powder areas. The resort management has a healthy attitude towards snowboarding here.”

Freeriding

75%

No trees and some off-piste

Freestyle

71%

Gulies, a park & 2 pipes

Pistes

72%

Well groomed pistes

Beginners

25%

Mountain stats

Top lift:1649m
Vertical drop:428m
Bottom lift:1200m

LiftsLift count : 3 x Chairlifts   1 x Drag-lifts   1 magic carpet, 1 beginner tow

Ride area 280 hectares

Easy
20%
Intermediate
45%
Advanced
35%
Total Pistes:25
Longest Piste:2.4km

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £44.09 Day, £247.74 Week

Located amid the southern alps and lakes of the South Island, Cornet Peak, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, is only 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the town to Queenstown. Cornet which has a shared lift pass with the neighbouring resort of The Remarkables, has terrain suitable for snowboarders of all abilities, with slopes that offer a combination of wide open pistes and well groomed trails that drop to a vert of 428 metres. The ride area is serviced by six well set out lifts and to ensure good snow cover at all times, Cornet has a multi-million dollar snowmaking system that covers from top to bottom. The low altitude here gives Cornet natural, undulating terrain with great spines and gullies for some of the best-riding available. The Cornet Express high-speed, detachable quad takes you to the summit where you gain access to some hot back bowls so loved by hard core freeriders. Check they are open though, because if you catch an avalanche and survive, it could be a long hike out when there is powder. However, it is worth it and make sure you ride the Rocky Gully T-bar.

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World Ranking

2nd

Overall in Australasia

  • #3 best freeride
  • #4 best freestyle
  • #1 best piste riding

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