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

It Just Gets Better At Coronet Peak (04-Mar-09)

Coronet Peak, NZ, March 4, 2009 - Building from last year's $30 million dollar investment in the spectacular new base facility

Building from last year’s $30 million dollar investment in the spectacular new base facility and world class snowmaking system, Coronet Peak is making further enhancements to benefit 2009 season skiers and riders.

The mountain resort is further upgrading its children’s facilities and programmes and investing in two new state-of-the-art snow groomers to again improve on-trail conditions.

Hamish McCrostie, Ski Area Manager for Coronet Peak, said last year’s developments had elevated the resort to world class status and this year’s investment would continue to improve facilities.

“This year we’re upgrading our children’s area to cater for babies as young as three months old right through to teenagers up to age 17. The fully licensed Skiwiland Early Learning Centre is a great option for families with young ones and our dedicated Snowsports programmes for youth will offer fantastic fun and learning for all ages.”

The dedicated kids’ slope attached to the crèche area will be doubled in size and feature a 24 metre Sun Kid surface conveyor lift designed especially for very young beginners.

“There’s a lot more room now for the young ones to play around on and the new lift makes learning so much easier,” said Mr McCrostie.  “It’s also super user-friendly for little kids as the base of the new lift will be just metres away from the crèche and not make any long slog with gear in arms up to the lift necessary.”

‘We’ve also appointed a new Children’s Snowsports Manager, Matt Lazell. Matt’s excited about joining the team and working to further raise the standards of our children’s facilities and programmes,” he said.

The grooming fleet at Coronet Peak will also experience an upgrade with the arrival of two new snow groomers.

“We’ve invested in two PB600 series cats, one of which is an additional winch cat, bringing our fleet to four PB600 machines to complement our sophisticated snowmaking system.” said Mr McCrostie.

Coronet Peak is also completing a new snowmaking reservoir, (89 million liters capacity) in Sarah Sue which will improve water stocks to enable better use of the fully automated snowmaking system across the entire mountain.

People heading to Coronet Peak this season will also enjoy affordable transport to the mountain. Return transport from the Queenstown Snow Centre and selected Queenstown accommodation providers to the base building will be available for only $10.

“We’re really pleased to offer affordable transport to our guests while developing a service that is environmentally more sustainable and makes getting to the mountain hassle free,” said Mr McCrostie.

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