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

Delta Air Lines To Launch Direct US Service To The Kootenay Rockies (14-Jul-08)

Calgary, AB – July 20, 2008 – Delta Air Lines has discovered the tourism treasures of the Kootenay Rockies

Delta Air Lines has discovered the tourism treasures of the Kootenay Rockies Region of British Columbia and will begin direct jet service to Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) on December 17, 2008 from Salt Lake City (SLC).

The new service will utilize Canadair RJ 200 regional jets carrying 50 passengers at a cruising speed of 530 miles per hour, with a flying time of just one hour fifty-eight minutes between Salt Lake City and Cranbrook, BC.

The new Canadian Rockies International Airport joins Vancouver International (YVR) as one of only two airports in British Columbia serviced directly from a major US hub airport. The Salt Lake City International Airport serves eleven million passengers annually and provides the Kootenay Rockies market access to twenty US cities with a one-stop ninety minute connection through SLC. Skiers, snowboarders, hikers, golfers and adventurers can leave their place of work in the east and be home in Canada’s pristine Rocky Mountains that same day!

The Canadian Rockies International Airport is located just 20 minutes from Kimberley Alpine Resort and 60 minutes from Fernie Alpine Resort.

“We know that convenient access and connectivity are of paramount importance to US travellers, and this new direct service to British Columbia will now position the exceptional vacation opportunities of the Kootenay Rockies alongside the mountain communities currently serviced by major US carriers”, comments Tourism British Columbia CEO, Rod Harris. “British Columbia looks forward to hosting the many new visitors taking advantage of Delta’s exciting new service”.

The Kootenay Rockies is British Columbia’s fastest growing tourism region, providing visitors a stunning array of vacation experiences. Four National Parks, seventy-seven provincial parks, hot springs resorts and friendly communities complement the dozens of back-country lodges, pristine golf resorts and the world’s highest concentration of heli, snowcat and lift-serviced ski and snowboard facilities.

Winter getaways, including air to the Canadian Rockies International Airport, can be booked through Resorts of the Canadian Rockies at 1-800-258-7669 or visit

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