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 Snow In Western North America (05-Mar-09)

Western North America, March 5, 2009 - Ski Resorts along North America's West Coast

Ski resorts along North America’s West Coast from Mammoth to Whistler are reporting big snowfalls in the past week.

Mammoth Mountain in California was just hit by a massive winter storm that has been hammering the Eastern Sierra with snow since Sunday, March 1. The majority of the storm has passed, but not before the US National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area. This generous snowfall has pushed Mammoth well over its yearly average of 400 inches (10 metres).  The total stood at 418 inches on March 4th.

Over 43 inches (108cm) of snow has fallen within the first four days of March, including 24 inches in 24 hours on March 3rd – 4th. Mammoth recorded the snowiest February in a decade with nearly 12 feet of snow falling on the mountain.

Further north Lake Tahoe residents and visitors woke up to a welcome surprise yesterday (Wednesday March 4) morning, with another one-two feet of new snow overnight and a storm total of over six feet at the higher elevations.

The storm initially brought significant rain and snow but turned to snow late Monday. High winds and blizzard conditions closed highways and made for difficult travel, but on Wednesday morning the storm subsided.

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