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Night Skiing starts at Coronet Peak

Night Skiing starts at Coronet Peak

Queenstown is renowned for its variety of nightlife, but for a magical night out with a difference, look no further than Coronet Peak.

Night skiing opens for the season this Friday (7th July), meaning skiers and boarders will be able to get their snow fix from 4pm to 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights until late in the season.

Coronet Peak ski area manager Duncan Smith describes night skiing as an essential Queenstown winter experience.

“It’s an almost surreal experience and a totally different feel from skiing during the day,” he said. “There’s a special camaraderie between people on the mountain, like we’re all members of a very special club.”

Night skiing is suitable for all levels of skiers and riders, even first timers can get a taste of a truly memorable snow experience under the floodlights.

“Surprisingly for many people it’s often not that cold on the mountain at night. A temperature inversion typical of this area means the warm air from the valley rises at night resulting in warmer temperatures on the mountain than downtown.”

The Coronet Brasserie is open until late for dinner and/or warming glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Night skiing has been on offer at Coronet Peak for well over twenty years and every year it has grown in popularity. Over the years it has attracted a broader range of people, and is proving increasingly popular with local families with young children.

“Quite simply more and more people choose to go night skiing because it’s a very different evening’s entertainment. It’s a unique combination of winter, snow, skiing and riding, lighting, mood, ambience and the night view, looking over the Wakatipu Basin,” said Mr Smith.

Night skiing is included in season’s passes while one time tickets cost $42 for adults, $35 for students and $26 for youths and seniors.


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