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  • Mt. Potts Trades In The Cat For A Helicopter

    New Zealand's Mt. Potts cat skiing operation has traded up this season, launching the Southern Hemisphere's first 'heli park' for mad skiers and boarders wanting some heli skiing on a private mountain. Full Article

    10th June 2008

  • NZ$30 Million and It's Snowing!

    Coronet Peak is the first to crank up the chairlifts this winter with opening day on June 7. With a $30million upgrade completed over summer, the new-look resort now boasts the biggest automotive snowmaking system in New Zealand. Locals are expected to descend upon Coronet Peak's sleek new day lodge on Saturday to enjoy the already 90cm snow base. Full Article

    4th June 2008

  • More spring madness at Mt Hutt

    Mt Hutt's annual Spring Back To Hutt festival starts on September 23 for seven days of snowcapped hilarity. Full Article

    19th September 2007

  • Ski for half price at Treble Cone

    It's spring season and Treble Cone on New Zealand's South Island are pumping it up with fifty percent off lift tickets on September 21 and 28. Full Article

    19th September 2007

  • Winter conditions in spring in NZ

    New Zealand has experienced fresh winter snowstorms in the first week of spring, bringing over half a metre of fresh dry snow. Full Article

    9th September 2007

  • FIS World Cup results from Cardrona

    The first FIS Snowboard World Cup event in New Zealand was held at Cardrona this week with competitors from around the world converging upon the South Island. Fifty five men and twenty three women from seventeen nations took to the half pipe in windy conditions to launch the World Cup snowboard season. Full Article

    9th September 2007

  • Austria Comes To Mt. Hutt

    The Austrian Ski team gave Mt Hutt the thumbs up this season as they took their training south of the equator. Herman Maier is already a regular season trainer at Mt Hutt and this year a further two Austrian training camps for World Cup and Olympic racers were run on the mountain. Full Article

    29th August 2007

  • Mt. Ruapehu breaks all records

    Ruapehu's new six seater high speed chairlift worked overtime on Saturday, August 25 as a record 12 500 skiers and boarders descended upon the snow fields of Whakapapa and Turoa. Full Article

    29th August 2007

  • Völkl Free Ski Open Takes Off in New Zealand

    The steep slopes of Shadow Basin at The Remarkables, NZ is the site for a tough terrain challenge: the Völkl Free Ski Open. Full Article

    24th August 2007

  • Snowboard FIS World Cup in New Zealand

    Cardrona Resort plays host from August 31 - September 1 to the world's top snowboarders with the first Nokia FIS World Snowboarding Cup. Full Article

    9th August 2007

  • New Zealand gets much needed snow

    Many of New Zealand's South Island resorts received a blanket of snow just in time for August. Full Article

    2nd August 2007

  • Queenstown goes freestyle

    The Parklife International Freestyle event in the streets hits Queenstown on August 2 for some urban rail action. Full Article

    26th July 2007

  • Kiwi clubfields open

    The South Island of New Zealand has had some healthy dumps of snow in the past week with the Canterbury Region receiving over thirty five centimetres. Most of the Mackenzie club fields are now open with the Canterbury clubfields set to welcome guests from this weekend onwards. Full Article

    11th July 2007

  • Not one but two gondolas for New Zealand

    Snow Park joins the race to build Australasia's first gondola with plans for a four kilometre gondola to transport freestyle skiers and boarders to their terrain. They're not the first to propose such a development with nearby Treble Cone ski area already applying to build a similar gondola to take guests to the day lodge area. Full Article

    3rd July 2007

  • Snow blankets New Zealand's South Island

    Winter arrived on time in New Zealand this week with major snow storms bringing snow dumps to the Central Otago region. Full Article

    26th June 2007

  • First NZ resorts open

    The South Island is first of the rank this New Zealand ski season with two ski areas opening their doors this week. Full Article

    12th June 2007

  • Australasia's biggest chairlift

    Mt Ruapehu's new high speed chairlift to open June 16. Full Article

    6th June 2007

  • New Zealand Areas Look to Mid-June Openers

    The hills are a little dry right now but that doesn't mean the New Zealand areas are cooling their heels. A lot has been happening during the off season and it looks like everyone is set to kick off the 2007 Southern Hemi season in mid-June. Full Article

    12th April 2007

  • Porter Heights Sold to Consortium

    Porter Heights Ski Area has been sold to a new investment consortium and will most likely be redeveloped by its new owners. The area was sold for an undisclosed sum to Blackfish, a consortium of local and Australian investors in a deal arranged and advised by Christchurch investment bankers Murray & Company. Full Article

    17th January 2007

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