Queenstown ski areas review closing dates!

Thu 26 September 13

Queenstown’s Remarkables ski area will extend its opening dates for boarders to enjoy an extra week of ‘snow time’ thanks to fantastic spring snow conditions in the last couple of weeks.

Queenstown ski areas review closing dates!

Queenstown ski areas review closing dates! © Ben Kien

The Remarkables was originally scheduled to close this weekend (29 September) but will now stay open until Sunday October 6.

However snow conditions at Coronet Peak ski area have brought about an earlier closing date – originally scheduled to close on October 6, its final day will now be this Sunday (September 29).

 

Remarkables Liftees
Remarkables Liftees
Mo Rush

The Remarkables Ski Area Manager Ross Lawrence said The Remarkables still boasted great spring snow conditions with an upper mountain base of 125cm and 75cm on the lower slopes.

“The snow cover’s still so good up here in our alpine environment and weather conditions are currently fantastic, warm and sunny,” he said.

“We’ve made the call to extend by a week which is great news for all our locals and visiting families over the New Zealand school holidays.

“All our main trails and all our terrain parks are still open and people are having loads of fun.”

NZSki General Manager Sales and Marketing Craig Douglas said the decision to effectively ‘switch’ around the closing dates of the two Queenstown mountains simply came down to snow conditions.

“Where possible we like to stick to our published closing dates to allow everyone to plan their season,” he said.

“Unfortunately as is always the case with Mother Nature, we can’t predict exactly how the snow will fall. We’d hoped for another reasonable dump and some cold temperatures which would enable us to keep making snow and stick to Coronet’s scheduled closing, but that just hasn’t happened.  We’re committed to offering our guests the best possible riding conditions at our ski areas and for the last week of the season, that will be at The Remarkables.”

For the remainder of the 2013 season Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in Queenstown are offering people two days of recreational rental equipment free when they purchase two day lift passes.

Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area has already extended its snow season to October 13 to include the full two weeks of the October school holidays. 

“With a snow base of more than 2 metres and further recent snowfall, we’re expecting magnificent spring skiing conditions for the next two weeks at Mt Hutt” said Mr Douglas.

Next Story

Ästhetiker Launch The Valley Ralley!

Ästhetiker Launch The Valley Ralley!

Thu 26 September 13, Mayrhofen, Austria

The 13/14 Season will see Ästhetiker team up with Ride Snowboards to launch The Valley Ralley in Zillertal Austria!

Freeride World Tour Reveals Riders!

Freeride World Tour Reveals Riders!

Thu 26 September 13, Revelstoke, Canada

After last year’s stellar winter and a long hot summer, the athletes of the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) are ready to drop into another season on the world’s premier freeride tour.

Rock a Rail 2013

Rock a Rail 2013

Thu 26 September 13

Saturday 28th September 2013 will see Holland’s premiere rail jam return to Grote Markt, Den Haag for its third incarnation.

Loveland Starts Snowmaking!

Loveland Starts Snowmaking!

Tue 01 October 13, Loveland , USA

As the second fall storm of the week brought new snow to Loveland Ski Area, Loveland's snowmakers took advantage of the cold temperatures and started making snow for the 2013-2014 ski season.

X GAMES SCALES BACK EVENTS!

X GAMES SCALES BACK EVENTS!

Fri 04 October 13, Tignes, France

ESPN today announced it will not continue with X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Tignes, France

Coronet Peak , New Zealand

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Good freeriding resort offering some very nice powder areas. The resort management has a healthy attitude towards snowboarding here.”

Advertisement