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Coronet Peak extends 2018 ski season
Queenstown ski field Coronet Peak has extended the ski season by one week off the back of great snowfall in spring, continued cold temperatures and demand from locals.
Instead of closing this Sunday - 30th September - the 280 hectare ski field will stay operational until Sunday 7th October, closing temporarily on Monday 1st October to reboot for the week ahead.
Nigel Kerr, Ski Area Manager at Coronet Peak, said the season had been amazing, with recent snowfall a bonus, advising “on top of the snowfall last week adding an additional 60 cms to our base, we’ve had more cold temperatures and snow this week.
“The snow would typically be falling away toward the end of the season, so it’s fantastic to have bonus days.”
Kerr says locals will be hugely appreciative that their ski field is staying open longer, adding “we’ve had a really good season from start to finish and guests have been loving spring conditions.
“We can hold our heads high as we end what is surely one of the best seasons we’ve all enjoyed.”
Coronet Peak will be operating all three chairlifts as well as the Magic and Beginner carpets.
19th July 2018 - Coronet Peak opens New Zealand’s first ever Ice Castles experience
3rd June 2018 - Queenstown ski field Coronet Peak opens for pre-season warm up
31st January 2018 - Hot weather having big impact on New Zealand’s ‘water tower’ glaciers
27th July 2017 - New Zealand’s first commercial ski field, Coronet Peak, turns 70
16th June 2017 - Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski field ready for weekend opening
7th September 2016 - Wintery blast dumps snow on Queenstown ski areas
14th July 2016 - Snowstorm boosts Queenstown’s winter sport season
17th October 2015 - Coronet Peak caps off 2015 ski season with visitor experience award
30th June 2015 - Night skiing returns at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak
8th June 2010 - Coronet Peak introduces revolutionary NZSki RFID technology
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