South Island NZ ski areas on track for scheduled closing

September 30th, 2009

Press Release from NZSki
30 September 2009

Following end-of-season snow top-ups this week, good spring skiing and riding conditions are expected to continue at Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables ski areas in the season wind down to scheduled closing dates throughout October.

Coronet Peak ski area is due to close on October 4, The Remarkables on October 11, and Mt Hutt on October 18.

James Coddington, NZSki Ltd CEO, said it has been a fantastic season.

“We started with the best openings in over a decade and since then a phenomenal number of people have visited our slopes. Mt Hutt opened two weeks early and both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables started the season with record snowfalls. It’s been a massive season and has shown us that recession means nothing to skiers and snowboarders when conditions are prime,” he said.

“We’re on track now for our scheduled closing dates, weather and conditions permitting and are celebrating spring both on and off the slopes as the weather warms up.

“We’ve seen some of the world’s top skiers and riders passing through our ski areas, not only for the 100% Pure NZ Winter Games but also for international race training as well as various events held at our ski areas.

“The world’s top competitors are happy to journey to our mountains for their off-season training. They know the facilities are world-class and they can rely on our experienced and willing Race & Events departments to supply what they need.”

Mr Coddington said work would soon start on summer projects as the ski areas looked forward to winter 2010.