Coronet Peak Queenstown to open 6 June with great packed powder base

June 4th, 2009

PRESS RELEASEFavourable cold weather and consistent snowfalls in Queenstown New Zealand have set the scene for an exceptional opening of Coronet Peak this Saturday June 6.

An average packed powder base of 80cm on the upper mountain, and 50cm on the lower mountain, combined with snow making and more natural snow expected later in the week, will see the ski area looking like one of its best openings in many years, says Ski Area Manager Hamish McCrostie.

“We have expanded our snowmaking capacity this year and also have two new groomers joining our modern fleet perfecting the slopes. Skiers and boarders can expect excellent midwinter conditions and beautifully groomed slopes from the moment we pop the first Lindauer corks at 9am on Saturday.”

Families visiting Coronet Peak this season will enjoy the upgraded children’s area which caters for babies as young as 3 months. A new children’s Sun Kid conveyor lift just outside the crèche door means very young skiers can play in the snow and stretch their ski legs. Children up to age 5 can enjoy specially designed programmes in the Skiwiland Early Learning Centre before graduating to further all day supervised programmes offering skills training and fun for youths up to age 17.

Skiers and boarders will also be provided with affordable transport to/from the mountain this season with return bus transfers from the Queenstown Snow Centre and selected Queenstown accommodation providers to the base building available this season for only $10 per person per day.

Book your lift passes to Coronet Peak at <> A five day lift pass to Coronet Peak is $425NZ per adult and $235NZ per child, once converted into Aussie dollars it’s cheaper than a five day pass in Australia. Kids aged six and under or seniors aged 75+ ski free at Coronet Peak. Five day rental equipment including skis, poles, boots or snowboard hire start from $215NZ per adult and $172NZ per child. All on-line bookings also receive a five percent discount.

Value Tours has all inclusive packages to Queenstown from $1122 per person ex Bris, $1129 ex Syd, $1124 ex Melb, $1359 ex Adel, $1744 ex Perth. The package includes return economy class airfares to Christchurch, seven days car hire, five days lift pass valid at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, plus free night skiing at Coronet Peak. Prices are valid for sale until 20 June, following this date increases may apply. For bookings call Value Tours on 1300 361 322.

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