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

Laax Tops The Million Visits Mark Again (26-Apr-10)

Laax, Sweden, April 26, 2010 - Laax has reported it has

Laax has reported it received over a million visitors from 38 different countries this winter, making it one of the Swiss resort’s most successful to date.

Britta Kaula, Head of Communication and Marketing of the Weisse Arena Gruppe said “It’s been a really great season in LAAX and as always we are sad to see it end. There have been a number of highlights this season including a live gig by Dizzee Rascal which kicked off the season in style, being awarded Wallpaper’s best “new ski resort” and this year’s BRITS and Burton European Open. But next year will be even better, with construction of our new, indoor, freestyle training centre – the first in The Alps – already underway!”

The resort’s growing reputation amongst freestylers and snowboards from the UK continues to grow with its celebrated rocksresort apartment complex gaining the best “New Ski Resort” accolade from Wallpaper magazine in early 2010. Then Jamie Nicolls from Bradford set the bar high for young snow sport enthusiasts at this year’s British Snowboarding Championship (BRITS) in the resort, with a haul of gold medals bringing his total up to 101 – not bad for a 16-year old from Bradford.

Laax is located 90 minutes from Zurich and has 220km of slopes as well as what it believes to be  Europe’s largest half pipe.  There are three Snow Wonderland children’s ski villages at each of the base stations – Flims, Laax and Falera which this year saw over 7,000 children learn to ski under the care of English speaking instructors.
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