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

Snowfalls In Queenstown (25-May-10)

Queenstown, New Zealand, May 25, 2010 - Snow sport staff at

Snow sport staff at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables on the South Island of New Zealand are staying snug and warm in their new uniforms as they celebrate snow falling at the popular Queenstown ski areas.  The wintry weather has brought with it decent snowfalls and is forecast to continue for the next few days.   Ski Area Manager for Coronet Peak Hamish McCrostie says it is fantastic to see the winter arrive right on cue.

“Our automated snowmaking system is ready to go and will run whenever it is cold enough and we’re looking forward to a fantastic opening day on June 5. 

“Summer works are all complete including the brand new, state-of-the art Meadows Express chairlift complete with upgraded beginner and novice trails, and we’re ready to welcome our guests.”

New snow at The Remarkables has seen 15cm on the lower mountain and 20cm on the upper slopes.  The Remarkables Ski Area Manager Ross Lawrence said more snow is forecast for the next two days.  “We’re really excited at the arrival of the snow – great wet snow and going to make a fantastic start to the base. It’s great to see winter really starting to set in.”

Nighttime temperatures are expected to drop as low as minus seven over the next few days with more snow to come.

Packages to Queenstown:

Queenstown on a Shoe String – Stay 5 nights / Ski 3 days, $490pp (based on 2 adults)

Your Queenstown winter holiday doesn’t need to break the bank! Stay right at the bottom of the mountain at Coronet Peak Hotel. Free shuttles to and from town and regular transport to the mountain makes it the ideal spot and the on-site bowling alley, Strike Bowl, is fun for everyone.  Package includes: 5 nights accommodation in a Standard Double Room at the Coronet Peak Hotel and 2 x Adult 3 Day Lift Passes valid for skiing and riding at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.   

For bookings see or call 1800 ENJOYNZ (1800 365 696)

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