Queenstown

Ski Bus

Getting to our mountains is easy; You can either drive yourself or catch a ride on our Ski Bus service from the Snow Centre on Duke St in Central Queenstown. 

Coronet Peak is the closest ski field to Queenstown, only 16kms away. 

The Remarkables is a scenic 24km from Central Queenstown. 

Coronet Peak Bus

Express Pricing

Valid for travel to Coronet Peak or The Remarkables

1 Day

Return
Adult: $25, Child: $15

5 Days

Return
Adult: $110, Child: $65

10 Days

Return
Adult: $200, Child: $120

Express Departs

8am - 12pm
Every 20 mins

Express Returns

1:30 - 4:30pm
Buses depart as they fill

Night Ski Express

Departs: 3 - 6pm
Every Hour on Wed, Fri, Sat until 31 August

Night Ski Returns

5:30 - 8:30pm
Every hour + 9pm

Hotel Service

Adult: $35, Child: $20
Pre-book to guarantee your seat. Departure times vary based by hotel.

Hotel Returns

2:00pm & 4:15pm
Or jump on any Express bus as they fill from 1:30pm.

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from Coronet Peak on our ski bus. Our scheduled service runs from the Queenstown Snow Centre on Duke St in Central Queenstown stopping at all of the main bus stops en route to the ski area, as seat availability permits. When purchasing your transport online, please make sure you pick up your MyPass Card before you jump on your bus to the mountains.

The Remarkables Bus

Express Pricing

Valid for travel to The Remarkables or Coronet Peak

1 Day

Return
Adult: $25, Child: $15

5 days

Return
Adult: $110, Child: $65

10 Days

Return
Adult: $200, Child: $120

Express Departs

8am - 11:30am
Every 20 mins

Express Returns

1:30 - 4:30pm
Buses depart as they fill

Hotel Service

Adult: $35, Child: $20
Pre-book to guarantee your seat. Departure times vary by hotel.

Hotel Returns

2:00pm & 4:15pm
Or jump on any Express bus as they fill from 1:30pm.

Relax and enjoy the scenic journey to and from The Reamarkables on our ski bus. Our scheduled service runs from the Queenstown Snow Centre on Duke St in Central Queenstown stopping at all of the main bus stops en route to the ski area, as seat availability permits. When purchasing your transport online, please make sure you pick up your MyPass Card before you jump on your bus to the mountains.

Self Drive

Drive Times

To Coronet Peak:

Queenstown: 20 min /16km
Arrowtown: 25 min / 21km
Queenstown Airport: 30 min /23km
Wanaka: 1 hour 15 min / 75km

 

To The Remarkables:

Queenstown Snow Centre: 40 min /24km
Arrowtown: 40 min / 31km
Queenstown Airport: 30 min /17km
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
windscreen!
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
backwards.


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
help.

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