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

Skier Who Didn't Miss A Day On The Slopes For 24 Years Dies (24-Feb-09)

Sugarloaf, Maine, Feb 24. 2009 - A US man who skied every day that the lifts were open

A US man who skied every day that the lifts were open at Maine’s sugarloaf ski resort for more than 24 years has died at the age at 85.

Paul Schipper had clocked up more than 3,900 consecutive days on the slopes before he died of an illness related to pneumonia last week having been in hospital since December following a broken hip.

Obsessed with not missing a day, during his 24 year run he postponed a hospital appointment to have a cancerous growth removed and arranged to ski a run just after midnight on a slope lit by the headlights of a trail groomer in order to have the day free to attend his son’s graduation.

Schipper owned a ski lodge at Sugarloaf for 25 years from 1980 and completed his 24 year non-stop run in January 2005. He has a run on the mountain, Schipper's Streak, named after him.

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