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

Schladming Spends €6m On Snowmaking, A Quad Chairlift And On On-Mountain McDonalds (26-Dec-09)

Schladming, Austria, December 26, 2009 - The Hauser Kaibling ski area

'Ski Info'; 

The Hauser Kaibling ski area above Schladming in Austria has invested around 6 million Euros invested in further infrastructure improvements to its 37 kilometers of ski runs this season.

The main focus has been on expansion of high-tech snowmaking capability, with 31 new snow canons purchased. The pumping stations have also been upgraded and a new water line installed from the River Enns.

The entire stretch from the Enns to the valley terminal of the Hauser Kaibling cable car has seen the installation of a second water line. This means that the 167 snow canons on the Hauser Kaibling slopes are now able to produce around 11,000 cubic meters of snow per hour, which equates to around 1,100 truck loads of snow. As soon as temperatures are far enough below zero, it only takes three to four days to guarantee basic snow cover from the summit down to the valley.

Half of the €6m spend has gone on a new summit quad chairlift reaching 2,015 meters above sea level.

The valley terminal for the main gondola lift is also adding a new gastronomic feature, a next-generation McDonald's family restaurant will be opened just in time for the start of the winter season. This popular worldwide franchise chain is investing 3 million Euro of its own money in its new Hauser Kaibling location.

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