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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

Coronet Peak To Open Saturday, June 5 (03-Jun-10)

Coronet Peak, New Zealand, June 3, 2010 - Queenstown's Coronet Peak

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak opens this Saturday (5th June) for the 2010 season.

Natural snowfall and snowmaking at Coronet Peak has produced enough snow to allow the ski area to open but Ski Area Manager Hamish McCrostie says skiing and riding will be limited on the lower slopes of the mountain.

“We will open with the Coronet Express Quad and the brand new Meadows Express Quad providing access to the M1, Million Dollar, Wall Street, Shirtfront and Big Easy. trails The Magic Carpet and beginners’ area will also be operating. But people do need to know that snow cover on the lower mountain is thin and skiing and riding will be limited on lower trails.”

Mr McCrostie says the upper mountain will offer some good skiing and riding on trails with some off piste access as well.

“We’re looking forward to getting the season underway, getting people used to the new mypass and NZSki RF technology, opening the new Meadows Express chair and welcoming people back to Coronet for the winter season.  Opening day is always a great catch up and reunion for locals and those who return each winter.”

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