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Mt Hutt extends its ski season

Mt Hutt extends its ski season
September 21, 2015

Mt Hutt is to extend its 2015 ski season by a further week, with the Queenstown ski resort to now close at the end of the school holidays on 11th October.

Set to mark one of the longest ever ski seasons in the South Island, with new snow still falling Ski Area Manager James McKenzie says staff are “thrilled” to extend the season.

McKenzie stated "snow conditions have just got better and better as the season has gone on, and looking ahead it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ more snow will arrive but ‘how much’.

“Between 10 and 20 centimetres of new snow fell on Saturday and this will further complement our already impressive snow base of 1.8 metres.

“It’s been a number of seasons since we’ve had all terrain open at this time of year; we even saw guests heading out into remote areas like the Rakaia Saddle Chutes last weekend for the first time since early 2013.”

Mt Hutt ran a Facebook campaign two weeks ago to test the appetite of its followers for a longer season, with the Facebook post reaching its target of 1,000 likes in less than an hour. 

McKenzie says “everything stacks up”, adding "we’ve had awesome support from Cantabrian skiers and riders,  we’ve got an amazing snow base and with our Spring deals there’s been no better time to get out and enjoy the white stuff.”

Subject to conditions, all lifts, rental, retail and food outlets and the snow sports school will remain open until 11th October with only the Skiwiland crèche and Hubers restaurant closing for the final week.

Mt Hutt is to extend its 2015 ski season by a further week, with the Queenstown ski resort to now close at the end of the school holidays on 11th October.

Set to mark one of the longest ever ski seasons in the South Island, with new snow still falling Ski Area Manager James McKenzie says staff are “thrilled” to extend the season.

McKenzie stated "snow conditions have just got better and better as the season has gone on, and looking ahead it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ more snow will arrive but ‘how much’.

“Between 10 and 20 centimetres of new snow fell on Saturday and this will further complement our already impressive snow base of 1.8 metres.

“It’s been a number of seasons since we’ve had all terrain open at this time of year; we even saw guests heading out into remote areas like the Rakaia Saddle Chutes last weekend for the first time since early 2013.”

Mt Hutt ran a Facebook campaign two weeks ago to test the appetite of its followers for a longer season, with the Facebook post reaching its target of 1,000 likes in less than an hour. 

McKenzie says “everything stacks up”, adding "we’ve had awesome support from Cantabrian skiers and riders, we’ve got an amazing snow base and with our Spring deals there’s been no better time to get out and enjoy the white stuff.”

Subject to conditions, all lifts, rental, retail and food outlets and the snow sports school will remain open until 11th October with only the Skiwiland crèche and Hubers restaurant closing for the final week.

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