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CORONET PEAK LIFT ACCESS IS OPEN THIS SUMMER!


MTB LIFT ACCESS INFORMATION: 

  • Opening Day: 1st December 2019
  • Closing Day: 31st March 2020
  • Day Passes available from 12 Noon - 6:30pm daily
  • Prices for day passes are $35 per child and $55 per adult. A sunset mountain bike pass gives you access from 4:30pm - 6:30pm for $15 per child and $25 per adult. 
  • Torpedo 7 Bike rentals & workshop facilities will be available on the mountain.

Coronet Peak is fast becoming one of the central hubs for Queenstown mountain biking. Made famous by the chairlift accessed riding that is now back open for the 19-20 summer season after being closed for lift access for a decade. 

The lift access will give riders the chance to bike the DH Track and XC Track from the top of express chair with no uphill pedaling in sight. And yes they are planning to add in some new trails too! 

The extended region also boast he old classic - Skippers Pack Track. In recent years the trail network has exploded with the introduction of Rude Rock, Corotown, Zoot Track and Pack Track and Sack.

With 7 tracks now available there is something to appeal to every mountain biker who loves gravity from XC to Enduro to proper DH. Enjoy!

ZOOT TRACK

Off the side of the Coronet Peak Access Road it rips through the alpine tussock and schist rock terrain in a wicked ribbon of dirt. Multiple features around on the side of the track that expert riders will hit at pace, lofting through the picturesque scenery. For those of us that are not hard charging experts, the track allows for any pace and you need not be a movie star to enjoy the ride. This is a Queenstown must do!

SKIPPERS PACK TRACK

Skippers Pack Track is a trail to tackle. This trail is 100% singletrack and was the original pack trail the gold miners built to get in and out of the canyon – their hard work is our playground! The pack track is a real gem, cut into the valley side, it’s fast and flowy with 5km of rocks, ruts and stream crossings to tackle (and the odd cow pat).

CORONET XC/ENDURO

A duel direction trail which starts at the top of the beginner 'magic carpet' lifts. Pedal from here up to the top of the 4 seater express chair where the beads of sweet and burning lungs will be rewarded with some epic views across the Wakatipu basin towards the remarkable and Queenstown. The great thing about this trail is the pedal up provides ample opportunity to scout lines for the descent. This track is a masterpiece and it is all about flow…perfect berms and well placed doubles combined with a stunning back drop will make it impossible to wipe the grin from your face. Hard, fast flowey and dry are the best ways to describe this trail & well worth the grunty climb to the top.

CORONET DOWNHILL

As chairlift access has now ceased in operation the only way up is to pedal or push. Follow the XC trail to the top of the 4 seater chair if you plan to pedal, but if you are taking a big bike up it may be best to push up the main maintenance road from the base. The DH track peels off the top left of the chair. This trail is steep, fast, and rocky with some big drops, gaps and hucks to negotiate.

COROTOWN

A new addition to the Coronet Peak trail network, this 10km trail is fast becoming a favourite of most Queenstown locals. The trail starts with a climb up the XC/Enduro trail to the furthest corner towards Arrowtown. From this point follow the tyre tracks as there is no sign posts yet. The first section of track is not for the faint-hearted as it consists of steep, natural descents through tussocks on skidded single track. From the half way mark the trail relaxes significantly as it joins Bush Creek. Prepare for wet feet as the track crosses the creek a dozen times, but its easy to forget the wet feet with such visually spectacular and flowing single track ahead. Once in Arrowtown, make your way to the Fork and Tap, for a bite to eat and one of their plentiful selection of craft beers on tap.

PACK TRACK AND SACK

If you like Rude Rock then there's no need for the good times to stop. Pack Track and Sack is the newest addition to the Coronet trail network and links Rude Rock to the original Pack Track. Built completely by hand by the volunteers at Queenstown Mountain Bike Club, it has all the same flow and high speed turns as Rude Rock. It does however come with the commitment of either peddling or shuttling out of Skippers Canyon. Dont forget to take some time to appreciate the stunning valley your in.

Coronet Peak Location

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