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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

$10,000 In Terrain Park Upgrades At Perisher Blue! (07-May-08)

PERISHER, NSW, MAY 7, 2008 - To further cement Perisher Blue’s reputation as providing the leading terrain parks in Australia

To further cement Perisher Blue’s reputation as providing the leading terrain parks in Australia, the resort has committed to pouring $10,000 into terrain park upgrades for the upcoming 2008 season.

The investment will deliver impressive new features including an S-box, table box, battleship box and an 8m round bar rail. There may also be a new 12m down flat down rail. New beginner features will also be added in the Columbia Fun Park on Mt Piper to provide ultimate progression for emerging freeriders.

According to Matt Klemm, Grooming Manager for Perisher Blue, “12m of the longest rail known as the Dragon’s Tail (a 12m dipper rail) may also make a comeback alongside the popular Ride Wall and the 40ft Rainbow Rail.” If this jargon sounds incomprehensible, these types of features can be viewed at

In total, there should be about 50 features across Perisher Blue’s four terrain parks, which Matt Klemm says, “is impressive even by overseas standards."

Of course, the ability to set these features up as early as possible is dependent on favorable early season snowfalls. Luckily for freeriders, the resort’s $9.75M investment on snowmaking that includes new snowmaking next to the PSP Terrain Park on Front Valley should help with its construction in 2008.

Coupled with positive long-range weather predictions and the fact that the resort has already has three significant snowfalls this year, things are looking promising for Perisher Blue delivering Australia’s best terrain parks again in 2008.

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