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

Valle Nevado Adds Two Lifts and Five Runs, One Named “I’m In a Meeting.” (14-Jun-10)

Valle Nevado, Chile, June 14, 2010 - Chile's Valle Nevado opens for it's

Chile’s Valle Nevado opens for its 2010 ski season this week with two new lifts allowing the creation of five new intermediate and advanced difficulty slopes including blue, red and black runs.

One of the ski-lifts is a double chairlift that is located in the Ballicas sector,  the other a T-bar lift that  climb to the highest part of the mountain in the Valle del Inca area, opening slopes of in a stunning location.

Both lifts will be in operation from the first day of the 2010 season and will be able to carry up to 1,300 persons per hour.

In the Ballicas sector the new  Embalse (Reservoir) chair serves the new El Beso (The Kiss) and Chao Smog (Bye Smog) pistes. In the Incas Summit sector the new El Ancla (The Anchor) lifts serves blue slope La Felicidad (Happiness) and black slopes: A todo Pulmón (Full Speed Ahead) and Toy en Reunion (I’m in a Meeting).

In surprise news a second Canadian resort will be joining Whistler for snow sports next weekend.  The Blackcomb glacier re-opens for summer snow sports from June 19th through to July 25th, but over on Vancouver Island, Mount Washington has also announced it will re-open its snow slopes, at least for the weekend of June19th/20th, at the start of its summer season.

Cr: Patrick Thorne

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