Queenstown’s Coronet Peak Ski Resort opens for the season

June 9th, 2009

PRESS RELEASE


Mark Denton, Ben Rotto, Dan Jenkins and Tim Lawrence, all of Queenstown are the first to ride the Coronet Express Quad for the 2009 winter season at Coronet Peak

Favourable cold weather, consistent snowfalls and plenty of snowmaking opportunities resulted in superb snow conditions for the opening of Coronet Peak on the Queen’s birthday weekend, in Queenstown New Zealand.

Commenting on the opening Ski Area Manager, Hamish McCrostie said, “We had good numbers of people, great snow and great feedback about the conditions, the service and the experience.

“It was a very social opening with people catching up with friends and having a ball. We were delighted to be able to open the Greengates Express Six Seater, as well as the Coronet Express Quad, the Meadows Double and surface lifts in the learners’ area.

“The Lindauer team poured bubbly for the first comers, and there was a plenty of competition for first-on-the-chair honours – this year won by a group of locals who camped overnight, beating a tardy second group which turned up about 4.30am.

“Coronet Peak is well set up for the 09 winter season with an upper mountain average snow base of 80cm, lower mountain average of 50cm and a good snow year forecast.

“The mountain is covered, our crew are all on board and we’re absolutely ready to enjoy the season.”

New this year at Coronet Peak are expansions to snowmaking capacity with the addition of a new water reservoir and new pumps, two new snow groomers for the modern groomer fleet and an upgraded children’s area with a new Sun Kid conveyor lift.

Stay tuned to snow conditions at nzski.com

Packages to Queenstown:

$619pp Queenstown seven nights hotel style accom
seven nights twin share accommodation at Sherwood Manor
seven days car hire
three day lift pass valid for skiing at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables
book and pay by 31 July 09
for bookings call Ski Max toll free on 1300 136 997

$659pp Queenstown seven nights apartment style
seven nights quad share accommodation at The Oakes Shores
seven days car hire
three days lift passes valid for skiing at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables
book and pay by 31 July 09
for bookings call Ski Max toll free on 1300 136 997