News and Events

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

$9.75m in New Snowmaking to give Perisher Blue a Lift (06-Feb-08)

PERISHER BLUE, NSW, FEB 6, 2008 - Perisher Blue has committed again to improving guest experiences by its significant investment in snowmaking

Perisher Blue has committed again to improving guest experiences by its significant investment in snowmaking.

Extending on the $3.6M spent in 2007, snowmaking will be further expanded in the resort in 2008 with an additional $9.75M capital investment.

This will allow the introduction of a new water supply for Perisher Valley, an upgraded pump station and 34 new automated Techno Alpin snow guns (adding to the 154 existing snow guns).

“Our focus is on providing the very best products possible for visitors to Perisher Blue”, said Gary Grant GM Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Perisher Blue. “By continually seeking to improve and upgrade our snowmaking capacity and operations, we can deliver excellent snow riding for all standards, supplementing the great natural snowfalls we are known for.”

In total, 3.5 hectares of new snowmaking coverage (on top of the current 40 ha) will be included from Mid Station of the Forester Quad Express down to Front Valley covering Yabby Flat, Goats Gully and the Bullwheel run.

This snowmaking modernisation effort will be up to 9 times more energy efficient than existing systems and improve reliability and snow quality in these high traffic areas.

The next step in the plan is to extend snowmaking down to the base of the current Double and Triple chairs on Mt Perisher, then up the lift lines to the top, providing consistent coverage to this very popular snow riding area.

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