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

New Technology Set To Improve Helmet Safety (24-Jan-11)

MIPS, (Multi-directional Impact Protection System), a company based in Sweden....

MIPS, (Multi-directional Impact Protection System), a company based in Sweden, has signed a license to supply their technology to Burton Snowboards for use in some of their helmet brands.

MIPS' patented technology mimics and reinforces the brain's own protection thereby reducing the risk of brain damage, setting a new standard in helmet safety the company say.

“Helmets on the market today are based on the same technology that was developed during the 70's. They provide adequate protection but they don't protect against brain damage caused by an angled impact to the head. The MIPS protection system reduces the risk of brain damage by mimicking the brain's own protection system, using a unique sliding low-friction layer between the head and the helmet liner. This means the new R.E.D. helmets can absorb more energy created by an angled impact to the head (which is how most head injuries occur). By designing technology addressing how accidents actually occur, these new standards will help to minimize the risk involved with angled impact to the head. ” says a MIPS company statement.

MIPS will initially be integrated in the Burton R.E.D. 2012 "HI FI" helmet model, a helmet that was used by six out of seven snowboard medal winners at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and will be available in shops worldwide from August 2011.
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