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

Sunshine’s Long Season Ends, Setting Records For Snow and Charity Fund Raising (29-May-11)

Nearly 4,300 skiers, snowboarders and spectators....

Nearly 4,300 skiers, snowboarders and spectators came out Monday to Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort near Banff in the Canadian Rockies to witness the 83rd annual Slush Cup under sunny skies last Monday. Nearly 75 competitors participated and the winners were:

Mr. Slush Cup: Andrew Trow (the farmer)
Mrs. Slush Cup: Tatum Monod (Miss Splashtastic)
Best Faceplant: Keesha Jeffries (The Cougar)
Supreme Splash: Dwane Devanny (The Okka)
Tip Top Bellyflop: Josh Podaima (The Wolf Pack 2)
Big Air: Matt Brittain (The Official Dancing Sasquatch)
Killer Costume: Brenton Smith (Jesus)

The previous day Sunshine had staged another now annual event, Bikinis for Breast Cancer, raising more than $25,000 for breast cancer research, beating last year's $10,000.

Sunshine Village saw record snowfalls last winter, the most in its 41 years of record keeping with both March and April both experienced the largest snowfalls in the resort’s history.

April saw a total of 150 cm of snowfall, smashing the previous number of 138 cm recorded in 2008 and double the April average. Since Jan. 1, more than 21 feet of fresh snow have covered Sunshine Village's slopes.

With massive snow accumulations on the mountain, there is some public interest in July 1st opening. It would be the first in 20 years for Sunshine Village, and the resort says involves operational challenges and requires ideal weather conditions. A final decision will be made in mid-June.

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