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Coronet Peak and The Remarkables with kids

Every winter thousands of snow lovers descend on Queenstown to experience two of New Zealand’s best ski areas, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. The closest ski areas to Queenstown both offer something for every age.

We know how important it is that the kids are kept happy and entertained. Our kids’ programs offer just the right mix between fun and learning. This means mum and dad can take some time out to enjoy a day or an afternoon to themselves.

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At both mountains, we have dedicated terrain for the little ones which are complemented by the fully licensed Skiwiland Early Learning Centres. Children from 3 months to 5 years old are taken under the wings of our fully qualified Early Learning Teachers.

We also have a range of programs for the over 5s available to keep kids entertained over the School Holidays or anytime during their visit. Full-day and half-day lessons are available as well as three and five-day school holiday programs.

So with the kids catered for on both mountains, it just comes down to which mountain to choose!

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is a true Queenstown icon. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, Coronet Peak is a world-class ski area featuring state-of-the-art facilities, 280 hectares of skiable terrain and breathtaking views.

With 213 snow guns, it boasts the country’s largest fully automated snowmaking system. This, along with Mother Nature, ensures consistently good skiing and snowboarding from early June till the end of September.

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Coronet Peak caters for all abilities. The large novice area has a separate beginners’ trail. More experienced skiers and riders enjoy varied terrain from wide groomed trails to steep off-piste runs, moguls and open bowls.

The day starts early on the mountain with First Tracks from 8 am and on Fridays and Saturdays, it finishes late with Night Skiing till 9 pm.

The Remarkables

Known for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere, The Remarkables is every snow lovers’ playground.There’s something for everyone – space for beginners, dedicated freestyle areas, big mountain possibilities and some of the best alpine views in the world.

Just 45 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, The Remarkables ski area has sunny, north-facing slopes across three natural bowls. With an altitude of 1943m, the mountain receives fantastic natural snow, supported by over 100 snow guns for consistent coverage all season.

This winter The Remarkables celebrates the opening of a brand new high speed 6 seat lift. This lift will take guests high into terrain previously only accessible by hiking. This chair lift (Curvey Basin) will access new novice/intermediate terrain. The beginner slopes have also been widened and made longer so the kids will more terrain than ever before to play on.

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