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

Canada Sets Record Gold Haul (01-Mar-10)

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, March 1, 2010 - Sunday's gold medal in the men's hockey

Sunday's gold in men's hockey brings Canada's gold medal count to fourteen - the highest of any country in any winter Olympics ever. The Soviet Union, in 1976, and Norway, in 2002, each won 13.

The previous record gold haul for a host nation was 10, jointly held by the US and Norway.

The US v Canada ice hockey final also set records in Canada for viewing with nearly three-quarters of the population watching some or all of the match.

The host nation experienced their first three-gold medal day in their Winter Games history on Saturday. The men's long-track team consisting of Denny Morrison, Lucas Makowsky, and Mathieu Giroux started off the day by beating the US, and just minutes later Jasey-Jay Anderson mounted an exciting comeback in the second leg of the Parallel Giant Slalom final, winning another gold medal for Canada. The third Canadian gold medal of the day went to Kevin Martin, who beat Norway 6-3 in men's curling.

26 countries won medals, the US winning the most with 37 and Germany second with 30.  Canada placed third with 26 in total, more than half gold, and Norway fourth with 23.  Austria was fifth with 16.

The only surprise in the medals tables was that neither Austria or Canada won any medals in Alpine ski events, although many of Canada’s leading skiers didn’t compete at the Games due to injuries sustained earlier in the winter.

Credit - Skiinfo

 
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