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

Snow Blankets Queenstown Ski Area (22-Jun-10)

New Zealand, June 22, 2010 - Skiers and Riders in Queenstown

Skiers and riders in Queenstown were delighted to wake up to the local ski areas  Coronet Peak and The Remarkables blanketed in new snow this morning - the result of a Southerly blast whipping its way up the South Island.

Hardy types were quickly fitting chains to get to the slopes as the weather cleared and sun peeked through revealing 15 centimetres of fresh powder at each mountain.

NZSki CEO James Coddington said the timely snow dump had set the ski areas up nicely for the coming school holidays and was a great preview to the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival which was set to open on Friday (June 29). .

“It’s always wonderful to have a good top up of fresh snow early in the season.  There is fantastic skiing and riding on both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables and people are just loving it.”

NZSki’s Mt Hutt Ski Area near Methven received a massive 52 centimetres of snow overnight, taking its snow base to over a metre.  The ski area was closed today but promises fantastic skiing and riding when the weather clears.

Fresh Peaks Site Map
Fresh Peaks is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. Click here to see what it is all about.