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    08 Dec 2016

    Queenstown tourism stalwart Nigel Kerr to become Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager

    NZSki is pleased to announce that Nigel Kerr will be taking on the role of Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager starting 27 February 2017.

    A Wakatipu local, Nigel has a broad background in the ski tourism industry, starting his own career as a ski and snowboard instructor in the 80's. NZSki CEO Paul Anderson is thrilled to have Nigel leading the Coronet Peak team. “Nigel has extensive commercial management and marketing experience in the snowsports and tourism industry, and importantly, a deep passion for snowsports. “Coronet Peak is a premium product with some of the best natural terrain in the country and unique experiences such as Nightski, First Tracks and Heidi’s Hut.

    “As well as premium facilities, Coronet Peakk offers some of the best on-piste skiing and riding in the world with state-of-the-art grooming and snowmaking. “It’s loved by locals, and very popular with the Australian and Auckland market. We’re looking to Nigel to build on that,” says Paul.

    After 21 years at Cardrona, Nigel broadened his skillset in commercial and marketing roles with The Good Group, his own marketing consultancy and most recently as Marketing Manager for Ngai Tahu Tourism based on Queenstown. Nigel holds a Bachelor of Commerce in marketing and strategic management. Paul says Nigel’s looking forward to returning to an operational role. “He’s looking forward to leading the awesome Coronet Peak team who, like Nigel, are committed to sharing their passion for snowsports with guests.”

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    27 Oct 2016

    Queenstown 2017 Season Passes!

    NZSki has done it again! 2017 Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt Season Passes released at 2016 prices 

    Following the success of its 2016 season, NZSki has announced it will leave its season pass pricing unchanged for the 2017 season, starting with the $599 earlybird 3 Peak Pass and $299 Mt Hutt super earlybird prices released this week (Thursday 27 October).

    The 2017 3 Peak Pass offers skiers and snowboarders unlimited access to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in Queenstown, and Mt Hutt in Methven near Christchurch during the 2017 season, running from mid-June to early October. It includes school holidays as well as night skiing at Coronet Peak which runs on Friday and Saturday nights from mid July through to September. There are no blackout dates!

    NZSki CEO Paul Anderson says the 2017 passes represent great value and are likely to attract newcomers and locals back to the slopes.

    “The customer and industry feedback to our 2016 season passes was fantastic, so we thought ‘let’s do it again’” he says.

    “For us it’s about sharing our passion for the snow with locals, families and visitors.

    “There’s nothing better than seeing lots of smiling faces having a blast on our ski areas!”

    Paul says that as well as attracting more locals, the season pass pricing encouraged visitors to Queenstown – in particular Aucklanders and Australians – to purchase season passes and give skiing or boarding a go.

    “We had an excellent take up which brought newcomers to the sport through our Intro to Snow packages. We reckon they’ll be hooked and will be back for more thanks to our earlybird offer.”

    The popular NZSki 'Intro to Snow' four-day lesson package available at all three mountains has not changed either.

    “We also look forward to welcoming back repeat pass holders who have been stoked about the earlybird pass release.”