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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 Travel Expo Returns For 2009 (21-Apr-09)

Snow Travel Expo, April 21, 2009 - With winter fast approaching...

With winter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to organise your next snow holiday!

In Melbourne (Sunday May 17), Brisbane (Saturday May 23) and Sydney (Sunday May 24) the Snow Travel Expo provides a onestop shop for skiers and snowboarders looking to find the best deal on alpine holidays in Australia and across the globe. And with a special guest appearance from Australia’s Olympic Skier Jenny Owens, this is a must do event!

Snow Travel Expo Director Phil Osborn says, “The Snow Travel Expo aims to provide a social day out for ski and snowboard enthusiasts … it is a great place to create your snow passion.”

People can: speak to resort representatives first hand: chat with industry experts; pick up valuable tips based on real experiences; check out the latest gear; and view presentations from the experts on gear and travel.

More than a travel show, The Snow Expo is a fun and interactive day out for the whole family. While mum enjoys Sydney’s fashion parade, Dad can watch the Australian Snow Movie Festival - this year featuring snowboarder Travis Rice’s new movie “That’s it, That’s All” - plus other amazing ski movies. Kids aren’t forgotten, with jumping castles in Sydney and Brisbane and a rock-climbing wall in Melbourne.

Returning for the fourth consecutive year, the Snow Travel Expo offers a social snow experience so ski enthusiasts can surround themselves with all the fun things associated with the snow. More than 50 international and domestic resorts will be represented as well as snow travel wholesalers, airlines and equipment manufacturers.

Entry is free and skiers and snowboarders will have the chance to win heaps of great prizes.

Fast Facts:

What: Snow Travel Expo 2009

Where / When:

Melbourne, Sunday 17 May, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Bays 1-2, Southbank. From 10am – 4pm.

Brisbane, Saturday 23 May, Royal National Showgrounds, Lower Commerce Building. From 10am to 4pm.

Sydney, Sunday 24 May, Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre Hall 6 Darling Harbour. From 10am to 4 pm


Entry: Free – or gold coin donation to Kidney Health Australia.

Win the ultimate snow experience for two to Innsbruck and and its holiday villages, Austria – twice host to the Olympic Winter Games!

Includes: return flights with Austrian Airlines; 3-nights accommodation in the newly renovated 5-star Grand Hotel Europa in Innsbruck including daily buffet breakfast and dinner; four nights at the luxury Alpinresort Kuehtai; as well as a 6-day lift pass for the Olympic SkiWorld Innsbruck; two Innsbruck Cards and transfers.

Win a week holiday at Sun Peaks Resort, BC Canada including lift tickets for two people.

Win a Cat Skiing experience with Big Red Cats, Rossland, Canada.

Win DVDs: Quiksilver and Red Bull presented DVD “That’s It, That’s All.

Resorts from around the world:

Canada: Whistler/blackcomb, Ski Banff Lake Louise, Big White, Silver Star, Fernie, Sun Peaks, Red Resort, Jasper, Sunshine, Marmot Basin,
Big Red Cats Cat Skiing.

USA: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, The Canyons, Park City, Deer Valley, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and
Heavenly, Copper Mountain, Winter Park, Sun Valley.

Japan: Nagano – Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, Niigata-Myoko Kogen, Nozawa Onsen.

Hokkaido Ski area – Furano, Asahiakwa, Kamikawa, Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village Resort, Rusutsu, Sapporo Teine, Sapporo Kokusai, Kiroro, Yubari, Sahoro Resort.

Tohoku Region – Iwate, Yamagata Miyagi, Akita, Fukushima. Japan National Tourism Organisation.

New Zealand: Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt, The Remarkables, Treble Cone, Porters Ski Area in the Canterbury Region, South Island.

Australia: Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mt Buller, Mt Baw Baw, Perisher Blue and Thredbo.

Europe: Austria - Tirol, the Arlberg, Innsbruck & its holiday villages, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and Hopfgarten.


Sydney: Katmandu, Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor, Balmoral Boards.

Melbourne: Altitude, Melbourne Snowboard Centre.


Rossignol, Elan, Stoeckli skis, Morrow, Smith, Marker, Dolomite, Nitro, Giro, Goode, Dalbello, Nidecker, Uvex, Dynastar, Roxy, Lange, Look, Drake, Briko, Northwave, Sinner, Spyder, Lib Tech, Gnu.

Exclusive Travel Offers:

Alpine World, Hokkaido Travel, Mogul Ski World, Club Med, Ski Japan Holidays, Ski Tours Canada, Ski Max, Sno’n’ski, Snowscene holidays, Travelplan, Value Tours, Ski Express, Snowman Tours, Hakuba Resort Card.

Great Deals of Flights:

Air Canada, V Australia, Japan Airlines

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