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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
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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 Launches 'Ride Of Your Life' Competition To Give Away 20 First Rides On The Peak 2 Peak Gondola (07-Oct-08)

WHISTLER, BC, October 7, 2008 –Whistler Blackcomb has launched the “Ride of Your Life”

Whistler Blackcomb has launched the “Ride of Your Life” competition inviting Whistlerites to nominate who they think should be on the first sky cabin when the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola opens December 12. In a recent letter to the editor in Pique Newsmagazine, Tavia “Tavalanche” Pursell shared why she thought that 89 year-old George Huxtable should be one of the first to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Whistler Blackcomb jumped at the suggestion, and has launched a competition to find out whom else the community believes should ride first on opening day.

“This competition provides us with an opportunity to get the community’s input into who should ride first,” says Dave Brownlie, Whistler Blackcomb’s president and chief operating officer. “It’s always the biggest question, and always the biggest challenge in determining who should be there. This competition puts the onus on the community to decide, and to nominate those unsung heroes that we don’t necessarily hear about every day, but that are filled with passion for our mountain playground.”

Whistler Blackcomb is looking for 20 individuals who best exemplify Whistler and Blackcomb mountain spirit. “We want people to tell us why they believe the person they’re nominating should earn a seat in the first Sky Cabin. Tell us their story and make us believe that they should be one of the select few who can claim that they were the very first to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola on opening day. It will be a historic occasion, and those bragging rights will live on for years,” continues Brownlie.

The cabin reserved for the nominees will depart from Blackcomb Mountain’s PEAK 2 PEAK terminal at 11am on December 12, immediately following the official launch ceremony. The nominees will load on the first cabin and will ride across the 4.4 kilometre span to Whistler where they will be greeted as the very first members of the public to make the connection from one side to the other.

The Ride of Your Life competition runs from October 9 to November 14, 2008. Winners must be available to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Chair on December 12, 2008 at 11am. Nomination forms and full competition rules are available at Nominators must have permission from the nominee before submitting the nomination.

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