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

South American Ski Season Kicks Off With Big Snow (28-Jun-09)

South America, June 28, 2009 - Heavy snowfall in South America

SkiInfo - Heavy snowfall in South America, reportedly measuring over two metres at some resorts, has led to most of the continents 30 or so ski areas in Argentina and Chile opening over the past week.

Las Lenas in Argentina has reported over seven feet (two metres) of snow on upper slopes and Portillo in Chile says it has 145cm (just under five feet) of snow on upper slopes and 70cm (28 inches) in resort.

Children will enjoy Portillo’s new magic carpet surface lift this season, making learning to ski and snowboard even more fun. The lift is located on the Escuela Tres run and is 80 metres long. 

Other improvements include 500 pairs of new skis and improvements to the popular Portillo hotel swimming pool which has been updated with extra jets and a mini waterfall. 

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