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

Big Mountain Challenge Arrives at Lake Louise Mountain Resort (11-Mar-08)

Calgary, AB – March 4, 2008– The final stop of the RCR Freeski series will roll into Lake Louise Mountain Resort

$7,500 Cash Purse and Prizing Up For Grabs

Calgary, AB – March 4, 2008– The final stop of the RCR Freeski series will roll into Lake Louise Mountain Resort on March 8 and 9. The Juniors (ages 7-17) will take on Lake Louise’s Steeps in the Snickers Junior Big Mountain Challenge, presented by Rossignol, on March 8 and 9, while the adults (ages 18+) will compete in the Smith Optics Big Mountain Challenge, powered by Volkswagen, taking place March 12-16.

Registration for the Junior event is now closed, as they have reached their capacity of 100 competitors, but spectators are encouraged to watch and cheer on the competitors in this exciting event.

For the Senior event, Lake Louise Mountain Resort will show off its epic Powder Bowls for the fifth annual Big Mountain Challenge, taking place March 12-16. Competitors from across North America are expected to take part in this multi-day event. The event starts with Registration and a Venue Inspection on Wednesday, March 12th, a Qualifying Round on Thursday, Semi-Final Round on Friday, and the Final Round, Awards Ceremony and Wrap-up Party on Saturday, March 15th. Sunday is held as a weather day.

Competitors will be judged in five categories: Line, Aggressiveness, Control, Technique and Fluidity. Prizing will include a $7,500 cash purse, and gear from Smith Optics, Rossignol, Fresh, Helly Hansen, Appleton’s, Old Dutch, Planet Foods and Snickers. Registration is now open for the Senior Event. Register at or in-person between 9am and 4pm in the Sitzmark Lounge at Lake Louise Mountain Resort on Wednesday, March 12th.

Registration fees are $100+GST without lift, or $200+GST for a 5-day lift pass.

Call 1-800-258-7669 to book your getaway to Lake Louise Mountain Resort at the Lake Louise Inn, the official accommodation sponsor of the event.
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