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Coronet Peak ski resort

Tourist Office

nzski.com
PO Box 359

Queenstown
Queenstown
New Zealand

Telephone: (3) 4424620
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nzski.com/coronet/index.htm

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The closest major ski centre to Queenstown also has New Zealand’s biggest snow-making facility, night skiing and a high speed quad. A rare joint area lift ticket is also available with The Remarkables and Mount Hutt. The company that owns the resorts, nz.ski.com won the 1999 New Zealand Tourism Awards for Best Visitor Attraction, Best Education and Training and a Distinction Award.

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And they’rrreee off: Southern Hemisphere’s 2010 ski season underway


Big snow at Treble Cone in New Zealand as resort officially kicks off 2010 season

Big snow at Treble Cone in New Zealand as resort officially kicks off 2010 season

With good snowfall conditions in most of the southern hemisphere, the 2010 ski season officially kicked off last weekend with Coronet Peak New Zealand reporting a 50cm (20 inch) base including 15cm (six inches) of new snow.  Thousands of Queenslanders hit the piste to celebrate.

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Kiwi skiers love their cup of java

During the peak of what is looking like an excellent ski season, the hardest working people at New Zealand’s Coronet Peak resort appear to be the baristas.
Although the resort expects high coffee sales during the country’s school holidays, it’s staff were blown away with the more than 25,000 hot beverages sold to skiers and boarders during that time period.

It’s a pretty awesome feat to produce that many coffees and hot chocolates. That’s way more than ever before and we have received really positive feedback from customers about the quality,”

said Jenny Graham, Food and Beverage Manager at Coronet Peak.
Ms Graham praised staff for keeping up with the demand without any problems.
“It was a huge ask to keep up,” she said. “All our staff came to us as fully-trained baristas, and were then put through intensive training by our coffee supplier.”
Coronet Peak has reported excellent ski conditions, much like other major ski resorts in New Zealand and Southeastern Australia.

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New Zealand’s biggest ski operator optimistic about approaching 2009 season

Record online bookings, spectacular trans-Tasman airline tickets, a weak New
Zealand dollar and significant market spending in Australia could deliver Queenstown its “best ever” winter ski season.
New Zealand’s biggest ski area operator NZSki Ltd is anticipating a booming ski season based on current forecasts.
At a Queenstown Chamber of Commerce event yesterday, NZSki Ltd CEO James Coddington said a number of positive indications suggested that “the winter of 2009 could be the best ever.”

I’ve recently returned from a 10-day trip to Australia and feel buoyed about what I saw and heard,”

he said. “There’s phenomenal noise about holidaying in New Zealand at the moment due to Tourism New Zealand’s extended advertising campaign.
“Consequently, we’ve seen high pre-season bookings with airlines and a significant increase in bookings with NZSki on the same time last year.”
Coddington added that the weak New Zealand dollar provided another good reason for Aussie skiers and riders to choose New Zealand’s slopes.
“Unlike the Australian ski areas which have increased their prices this season, we’ve worked hard to hold our pricing at the same level as last year,” he said.
Of the 1.1 million Australians that actively ski or snowboard, only 60,000 to 80,000 of them visit New Zealand’s slopes each year. Coddington said he hoped to increase that number to 100,000 this season. The June arrival of Jetstar in Queenstown, a cold forecast for winter by NIWA and unrest in Fiji and Thailand, making them less attractive holiday destinations, also contributed to a large positive outlook.
NZSki Ltd, which owns and operates Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas in Queenstown and Mt Hutt in Canterbury, has invested $78 million over the last six years aimed at delivering the best possible product for skiers and riders.
A multi-million dollar investment last year including brand new base facilities and a fully automated snowmaking system has transformed Coronet Peak into a world-class winter destination. Continued investment at The Remarkables and Mt Hutt has improved guest facilities and the quality of surfaces for excellent skiing and riding.
“If there was ever a time to come skiing in New Zealand, this is it,” said Coddington. “Together with our industry partners we’ll be waiting for them with arms wide open.”

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