NZ new season preview
Thu 14 June 07
With the NZ season just underway, here's the lowdown on all the changes to the major resorts
The 2007 season has just kicked off in New Zealand, so here's a run down of all the new stuff you can expect to see.
Developments at Mt Hutt this year include improved access trails, a new trail through The Wolds, an extension to the Halfpipe, a second winch groomer, and snowmaking in the terrain park.
New developments for the 2007 season at Coronet Peak include the installation of a new beginners’ area and carpet lift which effectively doubles the terrain and lifts available for beginners, a new snowmaking pump which has increased snowmaking capacity, and two new groomers designed to provide the best possible snow surface.
The significant trail enhancement has continued this summer adding to the work completed in 2006 in the Home and Saddle Basins. This adds to the expansive beginner and intermediate groomed trails with even more super wide intermediate groomed trails for skiers and boarders.
Intermediates will benefit from the enhancements to Raffills Run, allowing a smoother transition from Upper High Street down to the recently improved Pete’s Treat, with possibly the most scenic views on the mountain. The Saddle Basin now offers a more spacious and comfortable groomed 2km ski or ride to the bottom of the Saddle Quad chairlift.
Snowmaking Facilities.Treble Cone continues to invest in snowmaking equipment each year. This allows for a total of 30 snow guns for 2007 ensuring our snow making capacity has a good coverage over the main trails on the Home Basin.
Snowmaking A two million dollar investment into a new snowmaking system that will cover the main basin, terrain parks and halfpipes. This new technology will supplement Cardrona’s already renowned natural snowbase, ensuring key trails, rails, jumps and half pipes are open at the start of the season.
New mini-park and on-site accomodation will be waiting for you.
Thu 14 June 07, Beijing Qiaobo Ice & Sno World, China
On the 26th of May 30 snowboarders met at the huge Qiaobo Indoor slope just outside Beijing
Fri 15 June 07, Summit at Snoqualmie, USA
Only one of the proposed new chairs through the forests of Hyak Creek gets the go ahead after discussions with conservation groups.
Mon 18 June 07, Mount Hood Meadows, USA
Its the first comp as the TTR World Snowboard Tour kicks off again at N.America only resort still open.
Wed 20 June 07, Crystal Mountain, USA
The lift will provide access to approximately 1,000 acres almost doubling the size of the resort.
Thu 21 June 07, Snowpark, New Zealand
Kickers shaped, check. Rails & boxes out, check. 40cm snow, check. Opening friday!