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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

Second New Eight Seater Chair At Schladming Next Season Will Again Have High Comfort Loading (10-May-10)

Schladming, Austria, May 10, 2010 - 2013 World Alpine

Ski.Info Reports;

2013 World Alpine Ski Championships venue Schladming, which installed the first eight-seater chairlift in the province of Styria last season, has announced that it will install a second in time for next winter.

After the success of the Marchenweise eight-seater chair which has padded seats, weather protection hoods, and manufacturer Leitner’s ‘personal safety system’ and high comfort loading (HCL) system, lift operator Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen GmbH has announced the new Mitterhaus chairlift will replace two 30 year old drag lifts and will be marketed with the promotional phrase, “a treat for the feet.”

The new Mitterhaus lift will run from the resort to Ernstal and will have green comfort padding on seating and branding to match Schladming’s logo.

The new lift will also have a weather protection hood and the high comfort loading system which dramatically slows chairs at the base and top station to only 0.5 metres per second or 1.1 miles per hour allowing passengers plenty of time to calmly sit down.

The new chairlift will be 1.126km long, take four minutes to make the ascent, carry 57 chairlifts and have an hourly capacity of 3,200 skiers per hour.
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