Coronet Peak & The Remarkables
Queenstown Ski Bus
Getting to our mountains is easy!
You can either drive yourself or catch a ride on the Ski Bus. The Ski Bus departs regularly from Memorial St in Central Queenstown for an easy ride up and down the mountain in winter. We have a fleet of modern 4WD buses to carry you and your equipment in comfort.
Coronet Peak is the closest ski field to Queenstown, only 16kms away. The Remarkables is a scenic 24km from Central Queenstown.
Vehicle parking is also available in central Queenstown at Man St Car Park, close to the Ski Bus pick up location.
Coronet Peak Bus
Relax and enjoy the scenic 20-minute journey to and from Coronet Peak on our ski bus. Our scheduled service runs from central Queenstown on Memorial St. We stop at all the main bus stops on the way to the ski area if there is capacity. If you purchase online, please make sure you pick up your Mypass Card before you jump on the bus to the mountains. These are available from Guest Services at the Snow Centre.
The Remarkables Bus
Be transported to a winter wonderland while you sit back and enjoy the 40-minute journey to The Remarkables. The Ski Bus service runs from central Queenstown on Memorial St. The bus will stop at most main bus stops on the way to the ski area if there is capacity. If you purchase online, please make sure you pick up your Mypass Card before you jump on the bus to the mountains. These are available from Guest Services at the Snow Centre.
To Coronet Peak:
The Coronet Peak road is a fully sealed alpine road. Please drive to the conditions and maintain two-way access. Chains must be carried at all times. Check the weather page on our website for road and car-park conditions. We run a free shuttle service from our carparks to the base building during winter.
From Queenstown: 20 min / 16km
From Arrowtown: 25 min / 21km
From Queenstown Airport: 30 min /23km
From Wanaka: 1 hour 15 min / 75km
To The Remarkables:
It's a scenic drive on the alpine road to The Remarkables Ski Area, please drive to the conditions and maintain two-way access. Chains must be carried at all times. You can stay updated with current road conditions by visiting our weather report page on our website.
From Queenstown: 45 min / 24km
From Arrowtown: 45 min / 31km
From Queenstown Airport: 30 min / 17km
From Wanaka: 1 hour 25 min / 75km
Winter Driving Tips
1. Make sure your windscreen is clear from ice, snow and condensation before driving.
a. Use a scraper to get rid of ice or snow and don’t forget to clear any snow off
your bonnet and roof too. Never use hot water as this can crack your
b. To clear condensation quickly, open a window slightly and turn your cars
demister on full, turn on the air conditioning and select the fresh air option.
2. Always adopt a conservative driving style in cold conditions. A good way to do this is to
drive as if you had an open cup of coffee in your lap! Keep your acceleration, braking
and turns smooth and gentle and you’ll avoid losing traction.
3. Ice may be present on the road even if you can’t see it. This is often called ‘black ice’ and
is prevalent in the mornings and as soon as direct sunlight has moved off the road.
Shaded areas and bridges are also areas to take extreme caution.
4. If you find yourself on ice – don’t panic! Ease off on the accelerator and allow the
vehicle to slow down. Carry on driving at a slower speed and look for areas of traction,
like grit on the edges of the road.
5. Increase your following distance to at least four seconds and if a vehicle stops in front of
you when you are travelling uphill, give them plenty of space in case they slide
6. Use 4WD if you have it, but remember that it won’t perform miracles and it does not
improve your stopping ability.
7. Carry snow chains. Make sure that they are damage free and that you know how to put
them on. Always put them on where directed or when conditions demand. Use a
designated chain fitting area or somewhere that is ideally flat and away from traffic.
Keep your speed under 50kph and stop to tighten them if they start making more noise
than usual. Take them off where directed.
8. Never ride your brakes when travelling downhill. Use a pulsing technique instead and
use your gears to help regulate your speed. If your brakes start to feel mushy pull over
in a safe place immediately.
9. Always allow plenty of time for your journey and make sure everyone in your car wears
their seat belt.
10. And finally, if you ever get stuck on one of our ski field access roads – turn on your
hazard lights and remain in your vehicle. One of our roads crew will be along soon to