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The Remarkables Queenstown Winter 2013

Posted by Heidi on 19 June 2013

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THE REMARKABLES - skiseason 2013 - opening Sat 22 June 2013

Media release 2013 - NZski

The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown kick starts its 2013 season this Saturday (June 22) with some of the best snow conditions seen in years and the entire mountain open for business.

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Coronet Peak South Island NZ - Opens Sat 8 June !

Posted by Heidi on 7 June 2013

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Release from Nzski 7 June 2013

Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager Ross Copland said there was a “huge” sense of excitement and anticipation in the air, as staff and crew at the ski area worked furiously to get everything ready for Saturday 8 June 2013 !

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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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Mt Hutt Skifield opens 27 June 2011

Posted by Heidi on 27 June 2011

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Hi all
Good news !
NZSki has announced that Mt Hutt Ski Area is the first to open for Winter 2011 in New Zealand - today 27 June 2011 !
It will be a partial opening for Mt Hutt with just the MAGIC CARPET and the QUAD CHAIR operating, accessing half of the main Broadway trail !
The other trails do not yet have sufficient snow coverage to open, but snowmaking will be continuing to try and open more of the area as soon as possible !

Coronet Peak and The REmarkables Skifields at Queenstown still on hold !!
Will keep you updated

PS
We can't wait to get underway with winter and welcome all visitors and locals to the slopes !

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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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NZSki prices and products 2011

Posted by Heidi on 19 January 2011

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Hey Everyone !
Received and updated pages for the 2011 NZSki products and prices ! Check out our NZSki pages for all your requirements. And don't forget - kids 10 and under ski free at the Remarkables and 6 and under ski free at Coronet Peak.
See you in the snow !

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