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

Cervinia's Summer Ski Season Begins 27th June (26-May-09)

Zermatt-Cervinia, Italy, May 26, 2009 - The summer ski lifts on the Italian-side of Zermatt-Cervinia ski

The summer ski lifts on the Italian-side of the Zermatt-Cervinia ski area will add to the year-round ski area on the Swiss side from Saturday, 27th June.

The resulting summer ski area, one of the largest in Europe, extends to 23km (14 miles) of slopes served by 14 lifts, amongst them four cable cars, a gondola and quad and six-seater chairs.

There are 13 runs, most of them graded intermediate (red) but with three blues, however a major attraction is the Gravity Snowboard Park on plateau Rosa (3,480m), home to multiple summer camps.

The new IDE snowmaking system at the base of the ski runs ensure snow cover even if there are positive temperatures right down to Trockner Steg at 2939m, opening up the full 960m vertical, meaning that Cervinia/Zermatt’s lift-served summer ski vertical is the biggest in the world, bigger than any in the southern hemisphere, even in July/August. 

The ski area also includes Europe’s highest lifts at 3899m, usually only open in summer.

The ski season on the Cervinia side lasts until September 6th, but continues year round on the larger Zermatt side.  

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