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

Queenstown Ski Areas Encouraging Kids Onto The Slopes (15-Mar-09)

Queenstown, March 15, 2009 - Future ski and snowboard stars will benefit

Future ski and snowboard stars will benefit from the most affordable children’s snowsports programmes in the Southern Lakes this winter.

NZSki is fostering the development of snowsports in the region by offering the best value programmes for children aged from three months through to 17 years at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

James Coddington, CEO of NZSki Ltd said the company was committed to encouraging young people to get outside and be active over the winter months.

“There’s nothing like an invigorating day on the slopes to put a smile on your face and our youngsters should be encouraged to make the most of the stunning alpine environment on their doorsteps.  

“Our kids’ snowsports programmes are the most affordable in the region and are designed for young people of all ages to have fun in a friendly, supportive and safe learning environment. They are all full day programmes and include lunch which will make life easier for parents.

“Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are both family focused mountains - these programmes reflect that commitment and guarantee the best value.”

As well as having the best programmes, both ski areas have upgraded their facilities for children to cater for babies from just three months old right through to teenagers up to age 17.

At Coronet Peak the dedicated kids’ slope attached to the crèche area will be doubled in size and features a 24 metre Sun Kid surface conveyor lift designed especially for very young beginners.

Matt Lazell, the new Children’s Snowsports Manager for Queenstown has been appointed to further develop and deliver a world class children’s Snowsports School.

Over at The Remarkables, riders and skiers will find the ground level of the base building fully renovated with bigger and better children’s facilities. The new facilities will compliment the dedicated beginners’ area with its three surface conveyor lifts and the specialized Kids’ Snowsports School. All children aged 10 and under receive free day lift passes.

The popular Kea mascot returns to the slopes this season. Shred the Kea is joined by his new friend Spike the Kiwi - both are looking forward to having some fun and getting their photos taken with the kids in the snow at both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are scheduled to open on Saturday 6 June and Saturday 20 June respectively.

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