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

Kiwi Snowboarder Ellie Richards Scoops Gold In The Northern American Cup (26-Jan-09)

NZ Ski, January 26, 2008 - Snowboardcross athlete Ellie Richards

Snowboardcross athlete Ellie Richards, 21, New Plymouth, has taken gold, defeating a strong field of women at the North American (NorAm) Cup at Copper Mountain Colorado, yesterday.

Richards, who is currently training with the Canadian Snowboardcross (SBX) Development Team led by coaches Adam Robertson of Canada, and Rachel Newton of Wanaka, made this her first NorAm victory.

“This is a personal best for me,” said Richards. “I’m really stoked and this win has definitely helped boost my confidence. I’m looking forward to the next few events and continuing with my success.”

Assistant Coach, Newton, said that Richards’ starts were unmatched.

“She was out in front from the drop of the gate, gaining a healthy lead by the first major feature,” said Newton. “This is a big step forward for Ellie and also for the sport of Snowboardcross in New Zealand.”

In the Men’s field, with a total 75 competitors including the US and Canadian Teams, Will Harris, 19, Wanaka, and Phil Dominick, 21, Dunedin, both finished in the top half of the field. Harris is a member of the New Zealand Snowboard Union Development Squad.

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