Paul Anderson, NZ Ski; Nigel Kerr, Coronet Peak; Ross Lawrence, The Remarkables Paul Anderson, NZ Ski; Nigel Kerr, Coronet Peak; Ross Lawrence, The Remarkables

Queenstown snow the Matariki Festival starting 29 June gets to Auckland

The three mountains under the New Zealand Ski banner took the snow from the South Island to Auckland for a launch party last week.

 

The function included a short presentation, highlighting the news mainly from Coronet Peak and The Remarkables near Queenstown (with a nod towards Mt Hutt in Canterbury as well). NZ Ski chief executive, Paul Anderson, says night skiing will again be the ‘marque event’, with the activity available Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Coronet Peak ski area manager Nigel Kerr says the 225 snowmaking machines at the mountain ‘started on 17 May and haven’t stopped.’ The 500 or so crowd at Sweat Shop Brew Bar was entertained by DJs Che Fu and King Kapisi, MC Tali and DJ Chicorelli. This was a taste of what’s to come at Coronet Peak.

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