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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

Quicksilver Duo Victorious In The Battle For Supremacy (02-Aug-09)

Mt Buller, Australia, August 2, 2009 - Mt Buller hosted Australia's biggest new snowboarder event

Mt Buller hosted Australia’s biggest new snowboarder event of the winter last night as 20 top snowboarders competed in the Battle for Supremacy on the custom built Mountain Dew Hut course.

The innovative competition saw riders competing in pairs performing combination moves on the huge slope style Mountain Dew course including tabletops, rails and the world’s first rideable house tagged the “Dew Hut”.

The 10 pro teams put on a huge show for the big Mt Buller crowd on the main Bourke Street run for an hour long freestyle session wrapping up with a blaze of fireworks as the 20 riders all hit the hut in a stunning finale.

Quiksilver’s pro team of Nate Perry (Sydney) and the youngest competitor on the night Melbourne’s Tim Laidlaw (15) walked away with the $12,000 first prize for their smooth consistent riding including one foot jumps and 540 degree spins over the huge Dew Hut feature.

Head Judge from the TTR World Snowboard Tour Mel Simmons said, "Quiksilver easily took the overall win by consistently landing their incredible runs together, where as a lot of other teams, although they were doing amazing tricks, was rare for both riders to land a run clean at the same time."

Best Team Trick went to Team Burton riders Jye Kearney and Tom Pelley who teamed up on the apex of the roof of the house to send Jye Kearney into a huge backflip 25-foot to the landing using Tom's board as a take-off.

Course designer Russell Holt and editor of Transfer Snowboard Magazine said, “We wanted to bring something unique to Mount Buller and snowboarding in Australia. We also wanted to give the pros a challenge in building the world’s first snowboard-able house. It was a bit of a risk but with the talent of the Mt Buller park builders and groomers it worked out amazingly well and the pros really stepped up to give the spectators a great show that pushed snowboarding to new heights.”

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