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

Extreme Speed Riding In Voss (27-Feb-11)

The Norwegian coastal ski resort of Voss has seen some of the best snowfall in Europe...

The Norwegian coastal ski resort of Voss has seen some of the best snowfall in Europe this winter and this month the town stages its fifth Extreme Sports Week which will make the most of all that snow.

This year’s contest from March 10 to 13 will be particularly focussed on the relatively new sport of speed riding – descending a ski slope with a small parasail attached to your back.

The biggest star of the sport, French master Francois Bon, will be in resort to show off his skills.

“Bon is in many ways considered the pioneer of this sport and we are pleased to show him what Voss has to offer, "says Morten Knapp, who is responsible for speed riding at the resort’s Vinterveko ski area (www.vinterveko.com). “On a good day there is little that can beat Lønahorgi and flying in from Bakkanosi world heritage."

Speed riding has rapidly grown in popularity in Voss since it was introduced there in 2006. The resort is the largest community for speed riding in Norway.

 www.vinterveko.com

 
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