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 Zealand To Host First Ever Adaptive Snowboard World Championships (23-Jun-09)

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand, June 23, 2009 - New Zealand's Cardrona Alpine Resort will next month

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (Wednesday June 24, 2009) New Zealand’s Cardrona Alpine Resort will next month welcome snowboarders with physical disabilities from across the globe for the inaugural World Snowboard Federation (WSF) Adaptive Snowboard World Championships.

The WSF Adaptive Snowboard World Championships will consist of a sling-shot Snowboardcross race and will be showcased on July 30 during the 2009 Adaptive Snow Sports Festival and National Championships.

Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ) in conjunction The New Zealand Snowboard Union (NZSBU) will stage the event. SSNZ Adaptive Manager and Festival Organiser, Libby Blackley said she is looking forward to welcoming world class adaptive snowboarders to New Zealand for the first time.

"We are excited to welcome international snowboarders to ride and compete at this World Championships event, as we work to have the event officially included in the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics." said Blackley.

New Zealand’s top Kiwi rider, Carl Murphy of New Plymouth, has set his focus on the World Championships gold medal.

Murphy, who is a below the knee amputee, most recently had a successful northern hemisphere campaign, taking home gold, silver and bronze medals at the Canadian Nationals and the USA Snowboarding Association (USASA) National Championships this year.

The Adaptive Snow Sports Festival runs from the 26th – 30th July at Cardrona Alpine resort. The festival is the highlight of the adaptive snow sports winter calendar in New Zealand, offering instruction and coaching for recreational skiers and boarders alongside the elite level competitions.

The New Zealand Snowboard Union is a member of Snow Sports New Zealand. Snow Sports New Zealand is the official governing body and National Sports Organisation representing all snow sports in New Zealand. 
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