New Zealand’s first commercial ski field, Coronet Peak, turns 70 and the party is this Friday

In 1947 Coronet Peak in Queenstown opened with just a rope tow pulling keen skiers up a mountain, the first commercial ski field to open in New Zealand.

Seventy years have passed and the ski field is now running eight lifts, welcomes thousands of guests on a fine weather day, has the largest snow-making system in the Southern Hemisphere, boasts the longest day on the snow with first tracks through to night ski, and has come to be loved as one of the best ski experiences New Zealand has to offer.

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Queenstown - My Top 6 Mountain Bike Rides

Queenstown is not just about skiing and snowboarding. There are many world-class mountain bike trails, and whether you're into downhill, enduro or cross country, you're going to be spoilt for choice! 

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