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

Mother Nature Delivers Whistler Blackcomb Its Very Own Stimulus Package (01-Mar-09)

Whistler, BC, March 1, 2009 - Skiers and riders have enjoyed consecutive powders days

Skiers and riders have enjoyed consecutive powder days all this week as a heavy storm bombarded Whistler Blackcomb with the best snowfall of the season in what has been described as the resort’s very own stimulus package. The mountains have been blanketed with 82 centimetres (32 inches) of snow in four days – a season record.

The epic snowfall kicked off on Sunday night with 25 centimetres (10 inches) falling overnight – and has continued all week. All over town, skiers and riders can be heard bragging about their epic days and sore legs, describing the snow as “nipple deep”.

Meanwhile, an unofficial report has indicated that Mondays are the best day of the week to be absent from work. So far this season approximately one-fifth of the snow has fallen on a Monday. In fact, three out of four Mondays in February resulted in 10 centimetre-plus days.

With sunny skies expected for the next two days, the long-range forecast calling for another frontal system to hit Whistler Blackcomb this weekend, and the Showcase Showdown taking place February 28, there’s no better time to get up here. Last minute hotel deals from $125 per night and Third Night Free packages are available at Plus, let a ski or snowboard pro show you ‘the goods’ and take advantage of 40% off select lessons during Discover Whistler Days through March 13.

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