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 Peak 2 Peak Gondola Launches Friday, December 12 (10-Dec-08)

WHISTLER, BC, December 10, 2008 – Whistler Blackcomb's PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will officially open to the public

Whistler Blackcomb's PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will officially open to the public December 12, 2008. The launch of this mountain marvel is set to become a new Canadian tourism icon and will forever revolutionize the way visitors experience this all season resort.  A live webcast of the grand opening will broadcast at starting at 10:30am PST on Friday, December 12.

While preparations are in the final stages for the launch, fresh snow is providing the final touch.  In the past week 23 centimetres has fallen and up to 10 centimetres is in the forecast this Friday.  Adding to that, the snowmaking crew has turned over nine million gallons of water into snow within the last week.

With the official opening just days away, launch celebrations for both visitors and locals alike are set to provide an unforgettable day for the momentous opening of this world record-setting gondola.

The live webcast will get underway at 10:30am PST and will include a surprise visit as Red Bull drops in and gives wings to the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Launch.  At 11am the moment everyone has been waiting for will finally happen as the official ribbon cutting takes place by government dignitaries, and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola departs from each of the Whistler and Blackcomb terminals with its first guests on board.  

The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Grand Après in the village will close the day with a community-wide celebration featuring live art, a performance by entertainer Norman Foote for the kids, fireworks and a Red Bull DJ to kick the unofficial celebrations off at Whistler Blackcomb's famed après bars Merlins, Dusty's and the Garibaldi Lift Company.

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