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

Sun Valley To Install New Gondola (22-Jun-09)

Sun Valley, Idaho, June 22, 2009 - The resort that gave the world the chairlift and probably the hot tub - Sun Valley in Idaho, the resort that gave the world the chairlift and probably the hot tub, will unveil a new gondola next winter.

“The new Gondola on the River Run side of Bald Mountain will carry passengers from the base of River Run to the Roundhouse mid-way up the mountain.” said resort spokesperson Shannon Besoyan

The new lift is part of the first phase of a recently unveiled 50-Year Master Plan for the resort created after two years of consultation by owners Mr and Mrs. Earl Holding.

“The Master Plan is as notable for what it does not do as what it does. It does not build out to its potential - in fact in almost every case, the plan reduces the maximum unit development by a third to one half. Through the foresight of Mr. and Mrs. Holding, this development program will allow Sun Valley Resort to maintain its world-class standing for decades.” Said a company statement.

Along with the new gondola, phase one of the Sun Valley Master Plan includes the construction of the new Guyer Ridge and Seattle Ridge ski trails; the addition of snowmaking on Olympic Lane, Upper and Lower Broadway, Guyer Ridge, Upper Cozy, Upper Hemingway, Christmas Bowl and Brick’s Island runs and the removal of the Exhibition lift. A terrain park will be created on lower Greyhawk.

More new runs, snowmaking, three new quad chairlifts and another new gondola are planned for phase two.

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