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

Swiss Ski Resort Sold By Internet Auction (20-Jul-09)

Winterhorn, Switzerland. The Swiss ski area of Winterhorn looks to have been saved from bankruptcy

The Swiss ski area of Winterhorn looks to have been saved from bankruptcy after being put up for sale on an internet auction site.

Claus Dangel, director of the Winterhorn resort, told the Swiss News Agency that a buyer had been found although the deal was not yet fully completed.

The ski area above the village of Hospental in the Ursern Valley of Central Switzerland, close to better known Andermatt, operated two drag lifts and a double chair with 20km of piste and a 1,000m vertical. It is reported to be 150,000 Swiss Francs in debt.

The lifts and a restaurant, which didn’t open last winter, were put up for sale on the internet for 250,000 Swiss Francs ($232,000) attracting interest from Switzerland, Germany and Russia according to reports.

The sale comes 18 months after Bruno Prior, a British entrepreneur, paid a token one Swiss franc to buy another Swiss ski-lift company at Ernen. He bought four ski lifts, two trail groomers and a restaurant with 19 kilometres of ski slopes.

www.winterhorn.ch
 
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