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New Zealand is home to the Southern Alps, a magnificent mountain range forming the back bone of the South Island. It is at the edge of this winter wonderland that www.nzski.com provides its three distinctively different premier ski areas, Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables.

Three ski areas, three personalities, three sets of dedicated, die-hard fans. Collectively they offer a complete New Zealand snow experience earning them an award and reputation as one of New Zealand’s best Visitor Attractions.




GROOMERS: Two brand new PB600 groomers have arrived from Germany, making Coronet Peak's fleet one of the most modern in New Zealand

WEBCAMS: New high resolution web cams have been installed, ensuring the best views for those wanting to check out snow conditions

NIGHTSKIING: 110 new lights have been installed to give riders and skiers over 4km more of accessible terrain on Friday and Saturday nights. A new purpose built 'Park after Dark' with boxes, rails and plenty of hits for those who like to hit the terrain parks under lights. A 16mx11m airbag has been purchased and will be set up next to the Elephant Pit reservoir. Brand new night ski menu including twilight specials and $10 pizzas every Friday and Saturday night.

KIDS ZONE: A new kids 'Fun Zone' underneath the Meadows chair will feature berms, boxes, rollers and a tunnel for beginners to play in.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE: The Ice Bar at the top of Greengates chairlift boasts incredible 360-degree views and has been a popular addition to Coronet Peak since 2012. In 2014 we are improving the whole experience by offering more seating and working on the overall atmosphere.


TRIPLE CHAIR LIFT: Mt Hutt's Triple Chair has been reinstated after an avalanche took it out at the beginning of the 2013 ski season. New layout and approach to the load area, making it easier and quicker for guests to get onto the lift

TERRAIN PARK: New 'Sky High' mini terrain park near the top of the mountain between Morning Glory and Wiley's Way. Aimed at the beginner and intermediate rider, the park is an excellent introduction to freestyle riding for those wanting to give it a go. The trail network has been widened for ease of access into and out of the park.

GROOMERS: Two state-of-the-art 'PB400 Park Bully's' from Germany join the modern fleet of groomers ensuring nothing but the best quality 'corduroy' for skiers and riders to enjoy.

ACCESS ROAD: To improve safety of guests, extra road barriers have been installed on the access road at key points.

BASE BUILDING: The ticketing area in the base building entry area has been renovated to improve efficiency at Guest Services. Following its introduction in 2013 at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, free wifi access will be available to all guests at Mt Hutt


CURVEY BASIN CHAIRLIFT: Brand new Six-seat high-speed, detachable Leitner-Poma chairlift for 2014! 1.2km long. Bottom terminal sits at 1600m and rises 300m vertical to a top terminal at 1900m. The new lift will transport up to 2,400 people an hour with potential to grow to 2800 people per hour

TRAIL DEVELOPMENT: Expansion of bottom learners area - 20% more learners area. 1.6km of new trails a minimum of 30m wide and catering for novice to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Additional grooming will open up more trails as snow accumulates through the season.

SNOWMAKING: 50 new snow guns - a mix of tower and fan guns bringing the total number of snow guns at The Remarkables to 100.

ACCESS ROAD: 300m of road realignment at the top of the access road making for safer and easier access at point of arrival. First 4 km of the access road will be sealed making for easier access from Queenstown. Remaining 9 km of the road will be sealed over the following two to three seasons meaning access from Queenstown to The Remarkables will be significantly easier for all guests.

CAR PARKING: Creation of new car parking enabling 150 additional car parks in stage one. Total capacity = 660 car parks

BASE BUILDING: Earthworks completed and foundations laid for new base building in a new location. Base building to be completed in summer 2014/2015 for start of 2015 season. Total cost of developments. In the region of $40 million invested.


We value media interest in our three mountains and offer an open invitation for media representatives to visit Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables at any time during the winter season.

If you or your organisation has a news story to cover and need passes or other support, we invite you to please contact us directly, a minimum of two working days prior to your intended visit/filming, and where deemed appropriate we will provide access to our mountains free of charge.

Contact us at marketing@nzski.com.



For further mountain media information or media story ideas and editorial support,
please contact:

Tracey Ha, Brand Manager, NZSki Ltd



For further mountain media information or media story ideas and editorial support,
please contact:

Tracey Ha, Brand Manager, NZSki Ltd

Queenstown Resort Guide

NZSki Queenstown Resort Guide 2014

Our Mountain Guide showcases all you need to know for skiing
at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

Methven and Mt Hutt Resort Guide

Methven Mt Hutt Resort Guide 2014

Our Mountain Guide showcases all you need to know for skiing
at Mt Hutt


Coronet Peak Trail Map

Mt Hutt Trail Map

The Remarkables Trail Map 2015

Background Information

Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables collectively offer the ultimate New Zealand skiing and snowboarding experience. Three distinct ski areas located near two unique resort towns - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in Queenstown and Mt Hutt in Methven, Canterbury.

These three ski areas are owned and operated by South Island Company, NZSki Ltd (NZSki). The company is committed to the on going development of the ski areas, their industry partners and local resort communities.

Extensive capital investment in recent years has considerably upgraded the infrastructure at all three mountains. Investing heavily in its staff, snowmaking, grooming, transport and rental equipment to ensure that the guests' experience is the best it can possibly be and to get NZSki one step closer its vision "to lead the world in Snowsports experiences". Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables offer a premier snow holiday, usually from early June to mid October.

Background Information on the Company NZSki Ltd.

Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt are collectively owned by NZSki Limited. NZSki Ltd is a tourism organisation comprising several experienced South Island tourism operators.

The directors of NZSki Ltd are:

- John Davies
- Mike Davies
- Jacqui Davies
- Duncan Smith
- Graham Smolenski
- Murray Valentine
- James Coddington

The company purchased the ski areas from previous owner Air New Zealand in June 2002. At the time of the purchase, Coronet Peak manager and Managing Director of NZSki Ltd Duncan Smith said the company partners shared a common belief in the outstanding potential of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt and in the New Zealand tourism industry.

Belief holds true today and the entirely locally owned company continues to demonstrate its commitment to timely development that delivers long term benefits to customers, industry partners and the resort communities of Queenstown and Methven.

Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are located near Queenstown, New Zealand’s premier four season alpine resort destination. Mt Hutt at Methven is located near Christchurch and is the leading ski area in the Canterbury region.

All 3 Mountains

Programmes for the kids

'Kruiser Squad' school holiday programmes and the daily Kea Club are aimed at five to 15-year-olds and are a great way to improve skills on all three mountains. Trained staff focus on safety, fun and learning for all levels - an excellent way for children to make new friends and have a great day on the hill.

Lunch is included daily with all full day programmes and new kids menus include gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options - specially designed to be healthy and exciting.

Skiwiland Early Learning Centres provide safe and fun-based learning and childcare for littlies from three months to five years. Parents can relax and enjoy themselves on the slopes safe in the knowledge their little ones are getting all the care and attention they need.

Free Day Lift passes

Children 10 years and under receive free day lift passes at Mt Hutt, as do those six and under at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

Performance Rental Equipment

All three mountains have an ongoing programme of replacing ski and snowboard rental equipment (Snowboards not available at Mt Hutt only) with the very latest gear. Half the rental gear (skis, boards, boots) is brand new 2014 stock featuring brand such as Volkl, Atomic, Solomon, K2, Head and Dynastar, while the remainder is guaranteed to be no more than two years old. It's a great way to test out the latest equipment before you buy, and perfect for those who don't want to bring heavy gear with them

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