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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’s Coronet Peak Prepares To Go Automatic (15-May-11)

Queenstown’s premier ski area is in opening day countdown mode......

Queenstown’s premier ski area is in opening day countdown mode as mountain staff get particularly excited with recent snow fall creating ideal snow-making conditions.

Coronet Peak, scheduled to open on June 4, has received 4cm of snow over the weekend with more snow and a cold snap forecast over the next two days. The snowfall and cooler air temperatures combine to help cool the ground and make for good snow-making conditions.

First snow Coronet Peak

Ski area manager Hamish McCrostie said if the weather pattern kept up, the plan was to switch the snowmaking system on ‘full automatic’ this coming weekend.

“This weather is perfect timing for us and it’s fantastic if we can get our snowmaking systems blasting out the white stuff two weeks from opening day,” he said.

“We’ve finished off the work on our new trails, our staff are on board and all we’re waiting for are our first skiers and snowboarders and we’re underway!”

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