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

Fresh Powder In The Alps (31-Jul-11)

After a month or so of rapidly thawing snow on the glaciers of the Alps...

After a month or so of rapidly thawing snow on the glaciers of the Alps, snow storms descended at the weekend bringing powder conditions.

Saas Fee which re-opened for snowsports two weeks ago had to cancel the The Saas-Fee Ride 11 summer Freeski competition they had planned. It has received more than a foot (31cm) of fresh snow in the past week

“The glacier had winter like conditions and there was powder snow on the Allalin Snowpark in Saas- Fee.” said a resort statement, “This weekend’s competition could not be completed due to poor visibility with the snow storms.”

Elsewhere in the Alps Solden, although not currently open for snowsports, generated a rare July “powder alarm” when it received more than 20cm of fresh snow in 24 hours. Another Austrian glacier, Kitzsteinhorn near Kaprun, reported 50cm of new snow, but it has just closed its slopes until September to skiers and boarders.

The Mölltaler glacier has had 20cm of new snow while Tignes reported 15cm. In Italy Passo Stelvio reported 10 cm and Val Senales 5cm.

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