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

Sir Steve Redgrave Recommends Formigal (24-Feb-09)

Formigal, Spain, Feb. 24, 2009 - Five time Olympic medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave

Five times Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, found Formigal an ideal family resort when he took his wife and children there for half term, the Spanish resort reports. The Redgraves enjoyed a week of thick snow, blue skies and hospitality at the resort in the Pyrenees. But what they found most surprising was the lack of crowds.

Sir Steve said: “I think it’s a great family resort. It was very quiet which was a good thing. I was expecting to see more school kids as it was half term and there were no queues. Normally you go anywhere in France and its packed with school kids.”

The Redgraves were impressed with the ski area at Formigal. Sir Steve said, “We’re all quite good skiers and on our first day we skied for about four hours in total and never went on the same lift twice. There are lots of runs, so if you want to travel around a bit its quite good from that point of view. “More experienced skiers would quite like the off-piste when there’s fresh powder.”

About the weather he added, “It was fantastic. You always worry about the Pyrenees, but it was really good. Obviously there was lots of snow and on-piste was fantastic.”

Formigal, which is new to the UK this season is Spain’s largest ski resort and can be reached by direct flights from Gatwick and a 90 minute coach transfer to resort. As an introductory offer this season Formigal is giving away free lift passes with each holiday.

Sir Steve is taking part in a Fun Ski Week organised by Crystal. The event, held on 14th – 22nd March, gives members of the public the chance to improve their skills and of course ski with Sir Steve.

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