An epic trilogy in the heart of the Southern Alps of Aotearoa New Zealand, Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables. Majestic mountains, high alpine skiing and riding, thriving resort towns.
Good-to-be-alive inspiration. Magic in the clean, crisp mountain air. Excitement and fun with friends and family, on and off the slopes. These are the ingredients of a legendary winter holiday. And you'll find the perfect mix in the resort towns of Methven and Queenstown, each snuggled into the magnificent snow covered Southern Alps of New Zealand's South Island.
Three boutique ski areas, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables near Queenstown and Mt Hutt near Methven offer glorious scenery, awesome skiing and snowboarding terrain, first-class facilities, beginner and family experiences to create lifetime memories and fun filled après ski - all within easy reach of Australian and New Zealand main centres.
Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables are each gifted with distinct characteristics and personalities. No matter your age, skill or confidence level you'll find terrain that suits your ability and a winter holiday that suits your lifestyle. Queenstown is a world renowned resort town, Methven a high country rural town with a twist and a heart of gold. In common is the backdrop of the Southern Alps and a true mountain town winter buzz.
Coronet Peak - The Peak of Perfection
Over 60 years of passion for snowsports and a commitment to quality has created a world renowned ski area at Coronet Peak. A multi-million dollar investment last year including brand new base facilities and a fully automated snowmaking system has transformed this much loved mountain, resulting in its elevation to a true world-class winter destination.
The stunning new base building provides an easy flow and has magnificent views of the Wakatipu basin and beyond. A great sense of arrival is delivered and getting to the slopes is quick and easy thanks to a logical progression through the on-mountain services. Upstairs, the café, restaurant and bar areas open to a massive sheltered deck.
A brand new industry leading, fully automated snow making system helps Mother Nature in the provision of consistently good skiing and riding from early June to the end of September.
For the 2009 season, skiers and riders at Coronet Peak will enjoy improved on-trail conditions thanks to two new state-of-the-art snow groomers and families will love an overall upgrade of the children's facilities and programmes.
Just 20 minutes drive from central Queenstown; Coronet Peak is renowned for its roller coaster terrain across a series of interconnected bowls.
The day starts early here with First Tracks from 8am and on weekends finishes late with Night Skiing on Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm.
A social and fun venue with regular live music and a range of world class events, Coronet Peak is New Zealand's most sophisticated mountain resort.
Mt Hutt - The Heart of the Southern Alps
Regarded as New Zealand's high country ski area, Mt Hutt has a true Kiwi atmosphere and hospitality to match.
At 2086m Mt Hutt has one of the largest vertical drops in the South Island and the greatest variety of terrain ranging from long, super-wide groomed runs to double black diamond chutes. And the views from the summit are breathtaking.
Offering one of the longest snow seasons in New Zealand, Mt Hutt has a well developed trail network suited to all snow lovers from the total beginner through to the world's top pro racers and riders. It is also famous for offpiste chutes and powder bowls for expert skiers and riders.
Facilities and service are world-class with modern, high speed chairlifts, a 10,000sqm terrain park and beginner/novice mini park as well as a warm, comfortable base building with expansive sun deck.
An ongoing investment programme this year delivers more snow and improved trails for even better skiing and riding conditions through three new state-of-the-art snow groomers and new snow making compressors.
A new cutting edge ski rental system designed by Head will deliver brand new skis and reduce the amount of time taken during the fitting process allowing skiers maximum time on the slopes.
Expect an exciting winter in the 'Capital of Speed', as Mt Hutt's race arena is known, in the lead up to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Many of the world's fastest skiers will be training there this season offering fantastic spectator action and inspiration.
The Remarkables - Alpine Paradise for Complete Family Fun
For beginners, novices, youth and entire families, The Remarkables is the natural choice. Its high alpine location, sunny aspect, wide open bowls, and progressive network of fantastic terrain parks make it a true alpine experience for all ages. And free transport departing from the Snow Centre for all those who buy a Remarkables full day or multiday lift pass or combo pack makes this alpine playground more accessible than ever.
Base renovations mean visitors will enjoy improved children's facilities catering for children aged three months to five years and more efficient access to on-mountain services.
The beginners' area is equipped with three surface conveyor lifts while three chairlifts offer access to trails and terrain parks for all levels of skier and rider.
The 1.5 km Homeward Run, with 350 metres of vertical drop is widely considered New Zealand's best backcountry in-bounds ski experience.
Famous for its terrain parks, The Remarkables has a progressive network of three parks promising fun for novice through to world-class expert riders and skiers. The park system is kept in great shape by a dedicated park team, snowmaking and a fleet of Pisten Bully snow groomers.
Non-skiers/riders love the sensation of sliding down a purpose built trail in a tube at the Ozone Tubing Park - no previous experience required.
Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt & The Remarkables Ski Areas Enquiry Form
PO Box 359
Phone: +64 3 450 1970
Fax: +64 3 450 1971
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