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

Huge Snowmaking Expansion For Hauser Kaibling (18-Apr-10)

Hauser Kaibling, Austria, April 18, 2010 - Has seen a 6 million Euro investment

Hauser Kaibling, part of Schladming’s ski area in Austria, has seen a 6 million Euro investment in new infrastructure this season, much of it spent on new snowmaking.

31 pieces of new snow guns have been purchased, making a total of 167 canons for its 37km of piste and increasing capacity to 11,000 cubic metres of snow per hour. The pumping stations have also been upgraded and a new water line installed from the River Enns.

The entire stretch from the Enns to the valley terminal of the Hauser Kaibling cable car has seen installation of a second water line.  This means that the 167 snow canons on the Hauser Kaibling slopes are now able to produce around 11,000 cubic meters of snow per hour, which equates to around 1,100 truck loads of snow. As soon as temperatures are far enough below zero, it only takes three to four days to guarantee basic snow cover from the summit down to the valley.
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