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Committed to Coronet

Alice Robinson is a household name in Queenstown.

The 20-year-old two-time Winter Olympian and World Cup alpine skier spends much of her time training and racing in the Northern Hemisphere but come the New Zealand winter she can be found back on Coronet Peak, her favourite mountain.

“Coronet Peak has a special place in my life. I grew up close to the mountain and I feel very sentimental about it – and of everywhere it is still my favourite place to ski.

Alice first skied at Coronet at the age of three eventually participating in ski holiday programmes before joining the Queenstown Alpine Ski Team, which trains on the mountain, becoming an avid and successful ski racer.

Alice Robinson / image Salomon Alpine

 The rest is history and Alice has competed with the best on the world stage becoming New Zealand’s first Junior World Champion in 2019 and later taking the World Cup world by storm with three victories to date along with other podium finishes.

Alice values her training at Coronet Peak.

“It is a tough technical hill and they partner with me providing lanes and facilities which is fantastic for my training and build up for the Northern Hemisphere winter. It is amazing to have world-class training on my doorstep and I am lucky to have access to it. I love being able to train at home – living just 15 minutes from the ski area.”