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

Chamonix Glacier Goes Under Wraps (29-May-11)

The end of the glacier at Argentière in the Chamonix Valley....

The end of the glacier at Argentière in the Chamonix Valley has been given a protective summer coat in a bid to slow down its thawing as a result of climate change.

Working with the Mayor of Chamonix, and the Prefecture of Haute Savoie, the Compagnie du Mont- Blanc lift operator is spending 3,000 Euros on a small 750 square metre tarpaulin to cover a sector at the Grand Montets.

“ This technique of ice covering has already proven itself on Swiss glacier and is required to keep a maximum volume of ice on the mountain while limiting the action of sunlight reflection.” Said a statement from the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc.

The lift company has advised those hiking or mountaineering in the area that it’s dangerous to walk on the tarpaulin and that they should use marked routes around it.

The tarpaulin will be removed in mid-October before the first major snowfall on winter 2011-12 is forecast.

 
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