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Queenstown ski areas join The Mountain Collective
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas have joined The Mountain Collective, a grouping of the world’s best independent ski resorts.
Featuring leading international ski and snowboard destinations, all committed to the highest standards of guest service and providing top quality ski and snowboard terrain, the Collective includes the most well-known resorts in the world - Aspen/Snowmass, Whistler Blackcomb, AltaSnowbird, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Resorts, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Stowe, Sun Valley, Taos, and Thredbo in NSW.
Membership of the Mountain Collective entitles NZSki 3 Peak (combined Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt) 2016 season pass holders to half-price skiing or snowboarding at each of the other member resorts, enabling southern hemisphere snow sport enthusiasts almost year round access to North American resorts.
In turn, the link will enable overseas skiers to access New Zealand’s slopes at a lower cost.
Commenting on the link, NZSki Chief Executive Paul Anderson stated “it’s a privilege to be invited to join The Mountain Collective; our inclusion is testament to ongoing investment in our facilities and the wonderful team we’ve got delivering outstanding guest service at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt.
“We’re committed to delivering the best possible snow sports product and this puts us in the company of the most respected winter destinations on the planet.
“We’re delighted to join this international network which further reinforces Queenstown’s reputation as a world-class destination with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables as the key winter attractions.”
Destination Queenstown Chief Executive Graham Budd agrees that NZSki’s inclusion in The Mountain Collective will increase Queenstown’s winter visitor appeal.
Budd added “congratulations to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for being welcomed into The Mountain Collective.
“This hard-earned recognition places Queenstown’s two closest ski areas in illustrious company and is further recognition of our international appeal. It also creates another reason for international skiers and snowboarders to visit our region and experience everything Queenstown has to offer.”
The Mountain Collective also offers a Mountain Collective Pass valid for two complimentary days at each of the member resorts, and a 50% discount on buying subsequent passes at any of the member areas. This pass can be bought from the Mountain Collective website.
Last year, NZSki released details of Earlybird 3 Peak season pass pricing at $599, aimed at growing participation in skiing and snowboarding, introducing new people to snow sports, and celebrating years of significant investment in the Queenstown ski areas.
Skiers and snow boarders who buy those passes – still on sale at the Earlybird price of $599 for adults until 31st March 2016 – will now benefit from having hundreds of dollars shaved from pass prices but also from the increased choice and extended benefits through the link with The Mountain Collective.
Anderson added “our season pass deals this year have already been hugely well received so this is truly the icing on the cake.
"Inclusion in the Mountain Collective offers unprecedented additional value to our season pass holders.”
NZSki Earlybird passes can be bought online at www.nzski.com.
Images: Night skiing at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak (top), The Mountain Collective (middle) and The Remarkables ski area (below).
23rd December 2015 - NZSKI SEASON PASSES AIMED AT INCREASING SNOW SPORTS PARTICIPATION
17th October 2015 - CORONET PEAK CAPS OFF 2015 SKI SEASON WITH VISITOR EXPERIENCE AWARD
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