Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…read more
Developments on track at The Remarkables ski area
New snow has turned The Remarkables ski area near Queenstown into a winter wonderland – but that hasn’t deterred workers putting the final touches onto the new Curvey Basin chairlift.
Half a metre of snow fell at the ski area early this week, but progress is still ‘on track’ despite the sometimes challenging weather conditions.
The new high speed chairlift is part of a multi-million dollar investment for the ski area and will open up 20% more terrain and countless off-piste opportunities.
Final load tests are scheduled to be carried out on 5th June before the new lift is officially ‘handed over to NZSki on 6th June, in advance of the ski area’s scheduled opening on 21st June.
Ski area manager Ross Lawrence said the weather has only been a “minor obstacle” for the US-based Leitner Poma team installing the lift.
Lawrence explained “the guys install new lifts all around the world and like our team, are used to working in snowy conditions, so as far as we’re concerned it’s business as usual.
“Considering the weather conditions thrown our way this May we’re thrilled to be on track and making great progress.
“The chairlift cable is on and all that’s left to do is splicing the cable over the next couple of days, loading the chairs and carrying out the load tests.
“It will be a great day when the lift’s officially handed over to us, ready to go in plenty of time before opening day.”
A project of huge proportions, the 1.2 kilometre chairlift has 95 cubic metres of concrete beneath each tower and a 19-tonne cable which will carry the 63 six-seater chairs.
Sealing of the lower 4 kilometre of the access road, another new development for The Remarkables this year, is also nearing completion. The plan is ultimately to seal the entire road, improving safety and comfort for skiers and snowboarders.
Other exciting developments on the mountain include improved snowmaking, an increased learner’s area, and realigned and expanded car parking areas.
Work on the basement of a new state-of-the-art base building scheduled to open for the 2015 season has also started on the mountain.
Lawrence concluded “it’s all go up here and especially since the snow’s arrived we know people just can’t wait to get up the mountain, take a ride to the top of Curvey and explore all of that fantastic new terrain.”
20th April 2014 - QUEENSTOWN SKI AREA CHAIRLIFT AN ‘ENGINEERING FEAT’
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…read more
Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…read more
HTS Group Ltd provides a complete design, system integration, installation and maintenance package to the transportation, traffic engineering, parking and sports timing industries in New Zealand,…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…read more
Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!