Coronet Peak in New Zealand’s adventure capital of Queenstown is bringing out the stars on Wednesdays nights, as it extends its popular Friday and Saturday Twilight and Night skiing experience to Wednesdays during July.

The announcement comes just days before the early bird pricing on the 2017 3 Peak Pass, the South Island’s best value ski pass, closes on March 30. The 3 Peak early bird season Pass, priced at NZ$599, includes night skiing.

Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager, Nigel Kerr, says this offers skiing and boarding lovers a hugely attractive mid-week option.

Night skiing is very popular with Aussies, who can realistically be at work in the morning and skiing at night on the same day thanks to a number of well-priced flights ex Australia.

“This mid-week option now opens up more itinerary choices for them when visiting Queenstown in July,” he said. It’s now not just weekends, but in July you can ski under the stars on hump day.”

“Night and Twilight skiing are more than just the extension of a day’s skiing. It is an entirely different, more magical experience, made even better by an awesome on-mountain après experience eating pizzas and burgers whilst enjoying a mulled wine on a heated deck near a roaring fire.”

Night skiiers will also be able to enjoy two new additions to the floodlit trails. Running off the side of the M1 trail Duncan’s Dance, a rolling terraced run, and the Pro Am run alongside the lower Coronet Express will be lit up for 2017 night skiing adding to the many runs on offer.

Night skiing is included in the 3 Peak Season Pass, offering pass holders unlimited access to Coronet Peak day, twilight and night skiing, as well as unlimited access to The Remarkables on the other side of Queenstown and Mt Hutt in Canterbury, officially New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort 2015 and 2016.

When paying as you go, an adult night ski lift pass from 4-9pm is NZ$59, while children 6 and over are NZ$35.

A Twilight pass, which runs from 12:30pm-9.00pm, is $119 per adult and NZ$60 for kids 6 and over. Children 5 and under are free for all passes at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

Source: Coronet Peak