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

The 2007 - 8 Ski Season In Europe Isn't Over Yet! (26-May-08)

SKI UK, MAY 26, 2008 - Most people may have already forgotten last winter and are perhaps beginning to look forward to the 2008-9 ski season

Most people may have already forgotten last winter and are perhaps
beginning to look forward to the 2008-9 ski season, but Skiinfo
(, Europe's leading snow reporting and forecasting service,
is still reporting on a dozen European ski centres that opened for winter
2007-8 way back last autumn, and are still open today!

And the great snow that has made this winter such a memorable one, is still
falling, with more likely over the coming days!

Skiinfo reports that the Stubai Glacier had 10cm (four inches) of fresh
powder on Tuesday (May 20th). Snow depths are 250cm (over eight feet) with
more snow expected over the next few days. It is currently has 44km (nearly
30 miles) of runs to choose from.

It is one of five Austrian ski areas that Skiinfo is reporting as still open
– more than any other country.
Above Kaprun the Kitzsteinhorn glacier with its famous terrain park is open
with 290cm (Just under ten feet) of snow built up and fresh snow forecast by
Skiinfo's Snowfinder service over the next few days. It has 11 lifts
serving 25km of trails open.

The Dachstein glacier near Ransau has six metres (20 feet) of snow
accumulated and currently has three lifts running, serving two kilometres of

The Kaunertal glacier has 237cm (eight feet) of snow on its slopes, with
five lifts serving 20km of runs.

The final Austrian area is the Tux glacier close to Mayrhofen and a short
transfer from Innsbruck. The glacier area has marginally the most terrain
open in Austria, just ahead of Stubai, with 48km (30 miles) of runs and
335cm (over 11 feet) of snow base.

Elsewhere in Europe, there are no ski areas open in France at present and
Norway actually has the second most number of ski areas to choose from,
after Austria, with three small glacier areas, each operating one or two
long drag lifts and ski runs. Folgefon, Galdhøpiggen and Stryn are all

In Switzerland Engelberg will have its last day of the season on Sunday (May
25th) so you can still get there. St Moritz, with a 120cm (four foot) base
is reported to still be operating two lifts, serving five kilometres of
runs. However the main destination is one of the world's few remaining
year-round ski resorts, with Europe's highest ski lifts, Zermatt. This
currently has a 180cm (six foot) base at the top and five lifts serving 7km
of runs.

In Italy only the Presensa Glacier above Passo Tonale is still going from
winter 2007-8, with two red and one black runs over a 350cm (12 foot) base.
It will be joined by Passo Stelvio which opens this weekend for the summer.

Europe's most fully open is Riksgransen in the far north of Sweden which is
now blessed by 24 hour skiing allowing for midnight skiing. All 16 runs are

More ski areas are due to open for the summer over the next few weeks.
Check if you'd like to be kept informed. Summer snow resort
news is included in a free fortnightly newsletter you can sign up for and
there is also a free-to-use chat room, Skier's Lounge, to communicate with
fellow snow fans all over Europe.

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