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

Heavy Snow In Western North America (13-Apr-09)

North America Ski, April 13, 2009 - Many resorts in western North America have reported heavy snowfalls

Many resorts in western North America have reported heavy snowfalls to Some are about to close this week or next for winter 2008-9 but others expect to stay open in to May or June.

There has been heavy snow in recent weeks on the West of the continent, now followed by warm temperatures in many areas, bringing great Spring skiing conditions to Colorado, Utah, Alberta and British Columbia. On the East of the continent it has been warmer but temperatures are dipping again at some resorts in time for Easter. 

There were sunny skies again today at Whistler which has had 24cm (ten inches) of fresh snow in the last week and still has months of skiing ahead. Also in British Columbia, Fernie, which is open anoither fortnight, has reported adding another 170cm (nearly six feet) of snow during March with 50cm (20 inches) in the seven days up to the weekend.

In Colorado to the south the snow was heavier still during the same period with Steamboat reporting 62 inches (155cm) in the week and Copper Mountain 45 inches (112cm).

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