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

Dachstein Opens for Summer Skiing after Two Week Delay (14-Jun-10)

Dachstein Glacier, Austria, June 14, 2010 - The Dachstein Glacier in southern Austria

The Dachstein glacier in southern Austria has re-opened for summer skiing this weekend, two weeks later than planned.  A technical issue following the replacement of the steel cable, for the first time since the lift was installed in 1969, on the Dachstein access cable car led to the postponed opening. As a gesture of good will operators the Planai-Hochwurzen-Railways decided to lower season-ticket prices.

The area’s popular Horsefeathers Superpark has now opened however, with a new design for summer 2010b and is reported by the operators to be in perfect shape.  New features include a row of four rails and a line of new boxes designed for beginners and intermediates.

Following Stubai’s closure at the weekend, all other Austrian glaciers are now closed except Tux which has 25km of runs to enjoy on a 295cm (10 foot) deep snow pack with nine lifts operating. The Kitsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun and the Molltral glacier will both re-open in the next few weeks.

CR: Patrick Thorne
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