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Christchurch - New Zealand

Posted by Heidi on 8 July 2012

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Hi everyone

A quick personal note....there appears to be rumours going around that Christchurch is a dangerous tourist destination for travellers. These are scarmongering tactics. Christchurch and all its people is open for business and there is no danger visiting. The inner city which got worse hit by the 22 Feb 2011 earthquake has been cleaned up a long time ago and rebuilding in under way where possible - some buildings still being demolished but there are clear signs out !!

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Coronet Peak Spring Skiing open until 9 October 2011

Posted by Heidi on 29 September 2011

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Coronet Peak ski area will extend its opening dates for skiers and boarders to enjoy an extra week of skiing and riding, thanks to fantastic spring snow conditions.

Coronet Peak was originally scheduled to close this weekend but will now stay open until Sunday, October 9 (conditions permitting of course). At this time of year we would normally only have one mountain open in Queenstown and the conditions at Coronet Peak are currently better than at The Remarkables.  This means that The Remarkables will bring its closing date forward and will now shut this Sunday, October 2 at 4pm.

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The Remarkables - Open for Skiseason 2011

Posted by Heidi on 2 July 2011

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WELCOME to the 2011 Ski season to the Remarkables
Skifields open Saturday 2 July 2011
Clear blue sky - upper snow base 40 cm and lower snow base 20 cm - Snow surface: Machine Groomed
Some light snow fell on 2 July 2011 (4 cm New snow)  
Limited skiing/snowboarding only - mix of beginner, novice and intermediate terrain OPEN

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Coronet Peak - All Go on the Snow

Posted by Heidi on 30 June 2011

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Hi All !

STOP PRESSS - STOP PRESS - NZSKI Update 29 June 2011

At last - Coronet Peak has now a upper mountain snow base of between 15 and 25 cm and will open up at 9 am Thursday 30 June 2011 thanks to the hard works of its snowmaking and grooming teams :)
It will be limited skiing but all guests can be catered for.

The Ski area will open with limited beginner, novice and intermediate terrain. Trails can be accessed from the Coronet Express and Meadows Express chairlifts and tow conveyor lifts.

Snow cover on the main trails is still thin with an average 15 to 20 cm on the upper mountain and 10 to 15 cm on the lower mountain.
Runs open will include the main M1 Trail from trop to bottom, the Big Easy trail and beginners area.
Base buildung services will include rental, snowsport school, creche, cafe, coffee bar, guest services and retail !

Furthermore.......Now that colder days and nights would seem to have finally arrived, snowmaking and grooming are continuing on all trails and will open up as sson as possible - conditions will be improving from now on further into the winter.

thursday's opening day will also mark Coronet Peak's first American Express Queenstown Winter Festival event - the iconic Speight's Dog Derby ! On a slighly differen course than previous years........it's guaranteed to be the usual mad mix of barking, mayhem, farmers and dogs !

Further events: Air NZ Holidays Mountain Mayhem day will now go ahead as scheduled on Saturday 2 July !

PS The Remarkables skifield is still on hold as limited fire power there - but snow making has also made progress. It will take a bit longer.
All Guests with tickets to the Remarkables can upgrade to Coronet Peak either at the Snow Centre in Queenstown, or at Guest Services up on the mountain (CP)

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Snow on mountains in Queenstown !

Posted by Heidi on 18 May 2011

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Snow on Coronet Peak and The Remarkables - check it out !!
18 May 2011

Coronet Peak
1 cm NEW Snow and 6 cm Snow base !
Current temperatures 2 Degrees !
Opening date as scheduled: 04 June 2011

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Change for Mt HuttSkifield closing date

Posted by Heidi on 31 March 2011

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Hi All !
NZSki has decided to revise the closing date for Mt Hutt.
Revised Closing date is now 16 October 2011 in line with the Remarkables. Coronet Peak will close as scheduled on 2 October 2011 !

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POWDER ALERT !

Posted by Heidi on 2 July 2010

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Hey Everyone!
Here is today's powder alert and weather forecast for this weekend for the Queenstown Skifields (Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, MtHutt) and also for Cardrona Wanaka

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Latest snow report

Posted by Heidi on 30 June 2010

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Snow Report - Where is the Snow ?


Queenstown
Coronet Peak: Snow Base 85 cm / New snow 30 cm
The Remarkables: Snow Base 85 cm / New snow 15 cm
Canterbury
Mt Hutt: Snow Base 125 cm / New snow 15 cm

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The day after launch

Posted by Heidi on 24 June 2010

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The day after the launch of new website. Very excited and look forward to make lots of ski bookings for the Southern Skifields. The Snow looks great on the Remarkables and Coronet Peak - and a bumper season is to be expected at Mt Hutt Canterbury. Hire Campervans are still available so people jump on the net and book !

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