The blue waters of Lake Wakatipu surrounding Queenstown are contrasted with immaculate white snowy peaks this morning. Cold temperatures and fresh snow fall over the past two nights mean conditions at NZSki’s Coronet Peak are better than ever.
A deep early season snow base with a fresh 30 cm layer is making this small resort a freeride heaven with the whole mountain skiable on and off piste.
Peak season is over, so anyone lucky enough to be on the hill at this time of year can still find fresh pockets late into the afternoon without venturing out of bounds.
Quiet pistes gives you ample time to relax and enjoy at your leisure without standing in lift queues and dodging ski schools.
Take the time to get over to the Rocky Gully drag and Sarah Sue for some quiet laps on immaculate pistes out wide, for those that are keen take to the big rollers and spray some fresh around.
“It’s incredible, probably the best I have seen for five years. It’s hard to sit in the office and work when conditions are like this. That’s why I am out snowboarding.” says Justin Worth from Snopro.
With low temperatures sticking around there is no need to trek out for first tracks. There is no need to go further out at the moment.
The quick twenty minute drive out of town will save you time and money without sacrificing snow quality. Wrap up warm, enjoy yourself and take the whole day to explore Coronet Peak at its finest.
There is more snow forecast into the weekend as this great season continues. Conditions should stay excellent for the duration with NZSki already considering an extension into October and night skiing running well into September.