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 Centre Planned For The Bahamas (04-Sep-11)

The Bahamas may be known as a tropical paradise....

The Bahamas may be known as a tropical paradise, but the country which came within a whisker of sending its first half pipe competitor to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010 was created, American and European scientists have recently reported, that a mega flood or series of mega floods, from beneath the Ice Age Laurentide Ice Sheet is responsible for shaping what are today, the Islands of The Bahamas.

Now a company founded in Canada by Canadians and Bahamians hopes that snow and ice will be returning to the country with the creation of an entirely green energy powered indoor snow centre.

The SIXi Group is engaged in the development of projects that focus on clean energy, leisure and entertainment, and tourism primarily in The Bahamas.

“The Grand Bahama Ice Age Resort, will be a place where climate change is fun and embraced as the order of the day. This will be accomplished by building a resort that blends the traditional warm pristine beach activities and general Bahamian fun, with the experiences of a specially themed indoor winter wonderland. The central plans is to have restaurants, shopping, a hotel with an indoor and outdoor water park, and a outdoor skate park. Indoor snow fun at the resort will include skiing, tobogganing, tubing, snowboarding, etc and will be developed with real indoor snow on an area that is between five to twenty thousand square metres. The centre will coin the phrase "dual- climate resort offering" because of the manner in which indoor and outdoor fun will blend.” said a statement from The SIXi Group.

The group has decided to focus on Grand Bahama Island in particular due to its strategic geographic location for global commerce and it is a critical free trade zone in the Americas. It is conveniently located at the crossroads of routes between Europe, North and South American trade links, and international shipping transiting through the Panama Canal.

“All of our projects must pass a rigorous in-house test of “sustainability and value” before we invest any resources into them. Additionally, through our non profit efforts, we will promote sustainable communities by developing and supporting art, sport, educational, technical, and cultural initiatives within the relevant communities.” the statement from The SIXi Group continues.

“We are confident that our Ice Age resort will appeal to a new kind of visitor experience and will be a medium to inspire guests into participating in new sporting and leisure activities. SIXi wants guests to experience the best of both worlds (Island Resort & Winter Resort) all in one beautiful and convenient location. We expect to be open for business in early 2014.”

 
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