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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.



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:

Mel Hillstead, Brand Manager, NZSki Ltd



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

Mel Hillstead, 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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