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

Still Too Warm For Season Start In New Zealand (19-Jun-11)

The Remarkables currently has approximately 160 staff on an induction and training week in preparation for colder weather and much anticipated snow.

“As with Coronet Peak before us, it’s massively disappointing and hugely frustrating to be in the position where we can’t get the season underway this Saturday, but we will open on the very first day we possibly can,” said The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence.

“Our mountain staff are all on board and our snowmaking team is on 24-hour standby ready to make snow as conditions allow. We know winter’s going to arrive when it’s ready, so we just look to see what each daybreak brings.”

“The forecasts we’ve been receiving have been changing on a daily basis, so all we can do is be fully prepared to take full advantage with our increased snowmaking capacity across large areas of the mountain. “Even when we have had a day or night of colder temperatures, it has been followed by a warm spell, which isn’t great.

“We know everyone in Queenstown has everything crossed for that drop in temperatures and snow, and even our own staff have done a ‘snow dance’ or two!”

Things are looking a little more promising on New Zealand’s North island where Mt Ruapehu has around 15cm of snow lying according to reports at Turoa and Whakapapa websites. It is scheduled to open in a week’s time.

Elsewhere in the southern hemisphere the ski season gets underway in Argentina and Chile this weekend, joining Lesotho and Australian ski areas which began opening last weekend.

Fresh Peaks Site Map
Fresh Peaks is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. Click here to see what it is all about.