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

Heavenly Cuts Power Consumption (29-May-11)

Lots of ski resorts around the world have been talking about cutting energy consumption...

Lots of ski resorts around the world have been talking about cutting energy consumption, but few have actually put hard figures on what they’ve achieved.

Heavenly by Lake Tahoe in California has however, published some stats recently. They report that company wide energy reduction of electricity, gasoline, diesel, propane and natural gas stood at 7.2%.

In 2008 resort owners Vail Resorts initiated a company-wide energy use reduction program called Target 10%. The program’s goal is to achieve a 10% reduction in overall energy use across the company by 2010, using 2008 as the baseline year.

Heavenly has replaced older, less-efficient snow guns with high-efficiency fan and “stick” guns which are estimated to save over 1,686,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

Heavenly has also been implementing a host of eco-friendly business practices designed to protect and preserve the area’s unique natural beauty.

Heavenly employs a Master Plan to determine whether there is an overall trend of improvement in environmental conditions for forest, soil, air, and water resources. The use of an innovative water- treatment system provides the highest levels of effectiveness in a commercially available product, with the objective of meeting nearly the same water-quality standards as safe drinking water.

As the founding member of the Coordinated Transit System, Heavenly transports more than 450,000 passengers on low-emission shuttles every season, saving nearly 1.6 million vehicle miles of travel.

The resort has also taken a leadership role in recycling and conservation.

“The environment is everything at Lake Tahoe. Heavenly’s proximity to the Lake makes it one of the most unique and awe-inspiring places to visit, but it also means that our actions can impact the Lake, and the resort must act as an environmental steward to preserve our precious gift.” said a statement from the resort.

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