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 Highest Snowmaking System In Australia Gets Bigger (11-Mar-09)

Perisher, NSW, March 11, 2009 - Perisher has the highest snowmaking of any resort

Perisher has the highest snowmaking of any ski resort in Australia and combined with summer trail preparation on Mt Perisher; the resort’s network will be better than ever before this winter.

The resort has invested $5.7 million dollars this year with new snowmaking covering the Happy Valley area and top to bottom on Towers Run on Mt Perisher as part of Perisher's three-year $19 million dollar investment in snowmaking upgrades.

This extensive work, including significant rock removal on the popular Towers Run, will improve skiing and boarding experiences throughout the season. 

Due to a good run of weather and a hard working team, the Happy Valley expansion was pretty much finished prior to Christmas. Perisher is now well on its way up Towers Run on Mt Perisher, with only about 200 metres to go before they reach the top.

For the expansion 8914m of piping was laid, 68 new snowguns installed taking the resort total to 271, 10.68 more hectares covered and the highest snowgun will be operating in Australia at 2,036m above sea level. Runs with snowmaking include Towers Run, Snowy Trails, Happy Valley T-bar, Crossroads and A line Front Valley.

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