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

Two New Ski Resorts Open In Korea (14-Dec-08)

Ski Korea, December 14, 2008 - Two new ski resorts have opened in Korea

Two new ski resorts have opened in Korea in the past week. Konjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, is one of the closest resorts to Seoul, only 40 minutes away to the north. It opened on Friday with 11 slopes, each 100m wide on average and suitable for beginners and children.

Four of the 11 slopes have been officially approved by the International Ski Federation, including its Super Pipe.

The ski resort is restricting skiers numbers to 7,000 a day, excluding those with memberships.

The resort has as a condominium building with 476 rooms, and its restaurant boasts a wine cellar with up to 90,000 bottles in stock. There’s also a 160,000-square-meter tree garden and a spa.

The second new ski resort is O2 in Taebaek, Gangwon Province, which opened on Thursday. The resort’s 16 slopes split from the peak of Mount Hambaek, 1,420 meters above sea level.

The different slopes reconnect at the base of the mountain, following the Sugarloaf, Vermont model, so families or friends with different skiing levels can meet at the base and go up together again. There is also a 3.2 kilometre (two mile) long slope for beginners. www.konjiamresort.co.kr / www.O2resort.com

 
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