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 Park NZ to Open Thursday (28-Jun-11)

World-Famous Terrain Park to be the first of Southern Lakes Ski Areas Open in 2011

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand -- June 29, 2011 -- Snow Park NZ is set to be the first ski and snowboard area in the Southern Lakes to open for the 2011 season, with opening scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday June 30th.

Cold temperatures allowing for top-to-bottom snowmaking have transformed Snow Park NZ during the past week, and permitted snowmakers and the Snow Park NZ on-mountain operations staff to prepare the popular box run for Snow Park’s initial opening.

“We’re thrilled to be opening.” said Snow Park NZ General Manager Robin Sadowski-Synnott. “Our entire operations crew have done a fantastic job preparing for the season.”

Snow Park NZ is scheduled to be open seven days a week. Additional terrain with night skiing on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights will open as snowmaking and additional snowfall permit.

While Snow Park NZ is offering limited terrain, the team are excited to open the mountain giving skiers and riders the first opportunity to get their skiing and riding legs back.

“There are lots of people in town ready to get the season started, so we’re very excited to be the first to open in the Southern Lakes,” said Sadowski-Synnott.

Opening day will be capped off with the snowboarding movie “Go Seek” at the Woolshed Restaurant, live music and more, beginning at 5pm.

Snow making at Snow Park NZ

Opening Day Schedule:

  • Lift Opening (9am - 4pm) - Box Run
  • Woolshed Restaurant and Bar (9am - late)
  • “Go Seek” movie, live music (from 5pm)

2011 looks to be another exciting season for Snow Park NZ, with a number of new developments and initiatives, including the purchase of two new Pisten Bully 400 Snow Groomers, the introduction of the new Snow Park School, a brand new rental department, a magic carpet for beginners, a tubing run, and planned back country snow cat skiing and riding.

Season passes are available for purchase on the Snow Park NZ website or from the Snow Park Mountain office.

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