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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

From North To South (02-Jun-09)

Fresh Peaks, June 2, 2009 - This coming weekend Australia will celebrate

This coming weekend Australia will celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a long weekend marked on the calendar. Even better, snow-lovers can also mark down the official opening of the Australian ski season for 2009!

Mt Buller is well in to their preparation for the weekends opening with snow making having started last week.

Falls Creek are another resort who has celebrated the beginning of the winter season with their unique ‘welcome winter’ Ice Plunge celebrations taking place. With the resort also beginning its snow making last week they look forward to the weekends opening.

Perisher will celebrate the opening of the 2009 winter season with a 3-day festival of live-music, arts, dance and plenty of activities for the kids.

And with the other Australian resorts celebrating the opening weekend in their own style there is sure to be something on offer to suit everyone’s likes. Let’s just hope the winter gods produce some more of that fluffy white stuff!

In New Zealand, Mt Hutt officially opened their 2009 season over the weekend past with over 200 skiers and riders heading to the summit to celebrate. With a one meter snow base and a blue sky day the season’s first riders were treated to something special.


Mt Hutt

Coronet Peak in Queenstown is scheduled to follow proceedings opening its season on June 6, with The Remarkables following close behind opening on June 20.

For those looking for late season riding in the Northern Hemisphere, there are still some options left to look in to.

In North America, Mammoth Mountain’s website reports that spring skiing will continue until June 14.

Snowbird Resort in Utah has also extended their Ski & Ride season through to June 14 with riding available from the Tram, Little Cloud and Mineral Basin Express over the weekends.

Timberline Lodge in Oregon has kicked off their ‘world famous ski and snowboard season’ at the Palmer Snowfields. Beginning in 1956, the word has spread world-wide of this great place which has becoming the epicenter for summertime riding.

Arapahoe Basin will also continue operations until Sunday, June 7.

If you happen to be in Switzerland, there is only one option left after the closure of Engadin’s Diavolezza Glacier last week. The year long operation at Zermatt is your last option to ride.

The Dachstein Glacier becomes the fifth option for riding in Austria with its summer skiing season opening on May 29. This follows Kauntertal, Kitzsteinhorn, Stubai and Tux glaciers who continue to operate through from their 08/09’ season.

In Finland the resort of Ruka remains open in to June. Having opened back on the 2nd of November 2008, this signifies a fantastic season for the Finish resort.

So whether you are in the North or South of this great wide-world, be sure to get out there and get some turns while you can.




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