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

Whistler Blackcomb Caught In Old Man Winter Scandal (01-Apr-08)

WHISTLER, BC, April 1, 2008 - Investigators have uncovered a scandal involving North America's premier ski resort

WHISTLER, BC, April 1, 2008 – Investigators have uncovered a scandal involving North America’s premier ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, and the notorious and unpredictable ‘Old Man Winter.’

According to investigators, Whistler Blackcomb paid Old Man Winter an undisclosed sum of money to “delay the arrival of Spring.” Whistler Blackcomb has received a total of 959 cm (31.5 feet) of snow so far this season due to Old Man Winter. This transaction also resulted in the arrival of 170cm of snow throughout the month of March, including one incident where 31cm (12 inches) of snow fell over a 24-hour period.

Old Man Winter denies allegations that he accepted money to rough up Spring.

“Look, these allegations are false,” he told reporters earlier today. “I was just doing my job here. The skiers and riders wanted snow so that’s what I gave ‘em. I’m not responsible for any harm done to Spring.”

Whistler Blackcomb refused to comment.

However, further evidence indicates that while Old Man Winter held on to his end of bargain, Whistler Blackcomb was working on the back-end with its own snowmaking department.

Jodie McCutcheon, Snowmaking Senior Supervisor for Whistler Blackcomb disclosed that the mountain has been busy pumping 4.2 million gallons of water throughout the month of March to ensure excellent snow coverage for skiers and riders in the event that Spring does appear.

Meanwhile, skiers and riders appear happy with the delay of Spring and are busy enjoying the 267cm base (8.8 feet).

Spring is now suing both Whistler Blackcomb and Old Man Winter, claiming they are breaking international weather rights. The case is ongoing, but with this morning’s bite of frost in the valley, experts are indicating this could be a lengthy trial.

 
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