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

World's First Ski In Distillery To Open In Utah (23-Apr-09)

Park City, Utah, April 23, 2009 - What is reported to be the first new distillery in the United States since prohibition

What is reported to be the first new distillery in the United States since prohibition will open at Park City in Utah, the state most famous for its strict alcohol laws, and from next winter the new High West Distillery will be (the owners believe) the world’s first ski-in distillery.

The “small-batch artisan distillery” will operate an “après-mountain saloon” from its location in the century old “National Garage” on the famous ski town’s  Park Avenue, close to the town lift.

In keeping with Utah’s strict alcohol consumption laws the new distillery will be operated as a private club meaning visiting skiers must pay a (Usually small) membership fee to join the club or be invited in as a guest of an existing member if they are to sample the product.

The distillery is the brainchild of a former biotechnician who received whiskey distilling training in Kentucky and has already won gold medals and highly graded reviews from magazine connoisseurs for his initial ‘Rendezvous Rye’ whiskey – brewed in a local warehouse from whiskies from 6 to 16 year old brews from other distilleries.  High West has now begun brewing its own under the direction of a Scottish-trained master distiller. However the distillery has already produced its first vodka and will follow this with a peach flavoured vodka later this year.

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