Coronet Peak extends ski season in New Zealand

Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak is on the Ikon Pass

Coronet Peak in Queenstown has extended the ski season by one week off the back of great snowfall in spring, continued cold temperatures and demand from locals.

Instead of closing this Sunday the 30th of September, the 280ha field will stay operational until Sunday 7th October. It will close temporarily on Monday October 1st to reboot for the week ahead.

Nigel Kerr, Ski Area Manager Coronet Peak, said the season had been amazing, with recent snowfall a bonus.

“On top of the 60 centimetre snowfall last week we’ve had more cold temperatures and snow this week” said Kerr.

“The snow would typically be falling away toward the end of the season, so it’s fantastic to have bonus days.”

Kerr says locals will be hugely appreciative that their ski field is staying open longer.

“We’ve had a really good season from start to finish and guests have been loving spring conditions. We can hold our heads high as we end what is surely one of the best seasons we’ve all enjoyed.”

Coronet Peak will be operating all three chairlifts as well as the Magic and Beginner carpets. 

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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