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    29 May 2018

    We're On! Coronet Peak Open Saturday 2nd June!

    Get your first fix of powder this Saturday as we spin the Coronet Express and Meadows lifts (2 weeks ahead of schedule!). Buses will be running from the Snow Centre in town and we’ll have the coffee bar open to keep you fuelled for your first day of the season. We will have the M1 and Big Easy groomed, but the rest of the Peak is yours to explore for off piste conditions!

    The Peak is opening two weeks early for a one-day taster ahead of the season which officially starts on June 16.

    Nigel Kerr, Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager, and his team have been assessing the conditions throughout the week to make the call. “We’re really pleased to be able to do this for our loyal customers, giving them a chance to check out the slopes. They are looking really good, right now,” he says. “Coronet Express opens up a lot of terrain and vertical metres, so they’ll get a good taster.” He says it’ll be early season conditions with the M1 and Big Easy groomed. “It should be a good day to warm up the legs for the season ahead with a promising weather forecast to boot.” 

    We would also like to give a massive shout-out to both The Remarkables and Coronet Peak who are making this possible!


     

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    21 May 2018

    The bridge to The Remarkables is finished!!

    The bridge to The Remarkables is finished!!

     

    We are overjoyed – and like a lot of Queenstowners, very relieved – that the Kawarau Falls Bridge is now open!! That means traffic will be flowing in both directions from now on, for a quicker and smoother trip up to The Remarkables than even before. 

    Work on the $22 million dual-lane bridge across the Kawarau river started in December 2015, and was due to open in mid-2017

    Since February, all hands have been on deck to ensure both lanes of the much-awaited bridge at Frankton would be ready ahead of the winter ski season.

    Delays caused traffic congestion last season, but it has been worth it. The bridge will reduce congestion, especially during peak travel times, also offering safer and better access across the bridge.

    The previous bridge was a single-lane rickety old thing, with the single flow controlled by traffic lights. 

    A few facts here for you – as well as two full traffic lanes, and sealed road shoulders wide enough to safely accommodate road cyclists, the new bridge has a foot path on one side of the bridge, is approximately 250 metres long and 14 metres wide and is constructed on a curve with a 163 metre radius.

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