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

Icelandic Ski Area Closes Due To 'Changes In Weather' (23-Apr-09)

Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland, April 23, 2009 - Iceland’s small and basic Kerlingarfjöll ski area

Iceland’s small and basic Kerlingarfjöll ski area has stopped offering snow sports because of climate change.

In 1961 local tourism pioneer like Valdimar Örnólfsson examined the possibility of building a ski resort in Kerlingarfjöll, which lead to the establishment of company Fannborg ehf in 1963 after agreements had been signed with authorities of Hrunamannahreppur, allowing the use of the area.

Fannborg build up an efficient resort, with sleeping accommodation, canteen, water works, electric power, drainage, hot tubs, ski lifts, roads and more, needed, for this type of activity.

“Today, skiing has been stopped, because of changes in the weather, there has not been enough snow especially during the summer, and therefore has the emphasis been to use the area for hiking and other types of outdoor activity.” said a resort statement.

 
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