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

Mongolia's First Ski Area Opening This Week! (22-Nov-09)

Sky Resort, Mongolia, November 22, 2009 - Ski journalist Chris Schrahe reports

Ski journalist Chris Schrahe reports that Mongolia will open its first proper ski resort next Wednesday, November 25th.

Sky Resort has nine ski runs served by two chairlifts (one of which is just for beginners) and four surface lifts. The lifts and runs are located between 1379 and 1570m, giving a 191m vertical. Visitors can rent skiwear as well as skis, boards and boots.

The runs are 100% covered by snowmaking, installed by Techno Alpin, which is needed because the area is extremely dry and only receives an average of 20cm of snow between November and February each winter. However with an average winter temperatures of -20 degrees, it won’t be a problem creating the conditions needed to make snow.

The area is located very close to the capitol Ulanbaatar and will operate a golf course in the summer.

Sky Resort is already visible on Google Earth because the pictures used were taken last month on October 4, 2009.

The nearest existing resort is believed to be Alsham in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia (not to be confused with the actual country of Mongolia!) just over the border.

Alsham is regarded as in the top league of ski areas in China, with an FIS racing slope. It is reported to be located in a snow pocket with skiing from the start of November making it one of the country's most snow sure destinations.  

Because of its location on the border of with Mongolia it is marketed for the 'Mongolian experience' and offers alternative snow fun sports such as Football on snow.

The ski resort contains two parts: the West Hill Ski Terrain for ski racing and training and East Hill Terrain for fun. The West Hill Terrain is built in accordance with the standard of international ski racing, suitable for competition and training. This part covers around 5.5 square kilometres with a great many alpine and cross country trails.

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