Coronet Peak Advanced & Expert Skiing

Around 30 per cent of Coronet Peak’s terrain is classified as suitable for advanced skiers. Much of this more advanced terrain is served by the Coronet Express chair, including the big Back Bowls gully which is strictly for experts only and requires a ten vertical metre hike to access the gully.

The Coronet Express chair also serves The Hurdle and The Chimney black runs, whilst the Exchange Drop route – also served by the Coronet Express – is well worth exploring. Another option for experienced skiers is the Pro Am run, offering skiers the chance to ski down beneath the lower half of the Coronet Express quad.

Advanced skiers will also enjoy the Race Arena by the Rock Gully T-bar. The Race Training route is used by the New Zealand Ski Race Team, and Powder Run is one of New Zealand’s most enjoyable black runs in good conditions.

A number of challenging routes can also be found below the Greengates Express six-seater chairlift. The Walk About run provides a challenging route back down the mountain, though is briefly interrupted with the traffic of less experienced skiers, whilst Ego Alley and the wonderfully named Donkey Serenade offer further options for advanced skiers.

Advanced skiers beware that the M1 run can become extremely busy in peak times with ski school groups so good skiers may prefer to avoid the slow moving traffic on Coronet Peak’s longest run.

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