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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 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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Snow conditions Mt Hutt

Posted by Heidi on 24 July 2010

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LATEST SNOW CONDITION - MT HUTT !

Mt Hutt ROAD IS OPEN! 40cm of new snow and it is still snowing! Light and dry on the upper mountain, heavier on the lower half of the mountain. Should be great skiing on main groomed trails. Has the potential to be good skiing and riding off trail especially on upper mountain. Please respect all closures. If you break a closure or ski under a rope line you may lose your pass. All lifts subject to weather conditions. Currently cloudy and lightly snowing Wind:Light to moderate winds in the base and about the tops. Temperature:Base area 0 degC, Summit -4.2 degC Visibility: 200m decreasing further up the mountain. Today's Forecast: Moderate winds in the base stronger about the tops with snow forecast during the morning and winds and snow easing during the day. Cold temps so please dress warmly. The forecast is for periods of low visibility throughout the day. If it clears up then very good!

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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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