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Remarkables ski field opens this weekend
3 Jul 2020  

Remarkables ski field opens this weekend

The Remarkables would be open daily for two weeks during the July school holidays until Sunday 19 July, then weekends only.


Snow falls in time for season opening – RAL
2 Jul 2020  

Snow falls in time for season opening – RAL

Mt Ruapehu has officially opened for the season, with snow arriving in time for the July school holidays.


Winter Games NZ branded ‘Obsidian’, 2020 dates set
26 Jun 2020   /

Winter Games NZ branded ‘Obsidian’, 2020 dates set

Winter Games NZ has branded this year’s event ‘Obsidian’ and confirmed it will be on from 10-20 August.


Booking.com searches show winter promise
23 Jun 2020   /

Booking.com searches show winter promise

Booking.com says Kiwis are showing a promising appetite for winter travel and recreation.


In-depth: Slow business for snow business
19 Jun 2020  

In-depth: Slow business for snow business

After years of international growth, operators are pinning hopes on the domestic market but losses appear inevitable.


RAL, DOC impose ski field limits
18 Jun 2020   /

RAL, DOC impose ski field limits

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts aims to limit ski field numbers to 4500 a day at Whakapapa and 3700 at Turoa, says RAL chief executive Jono Dean.


Southern Lakes ski areas ready for winter season – DQ
10 Jun 2020  

Southern Lakes ski areas ready for winter season – DQ

The first major snowfall of the season marks good news for the Southern Lakes ski areas, says Destination Queenstown.


Operators “stoked” as level 1 reached
9 Jun 2020   /

Operators “stoked” as level 1 reached

The move comes as ski fields prepare to open and enables the hard-hit events sector to plan for a restriction-free recovery.


RAL’s Sky Waka proves a magnet
3 Jun 2020   /

RAL’s Sky Waka proves a magnet

More than 2000 people headed up Mt Ruapehu over the long weekend to sightsee and ride the Sky Waka.


RAL targets late June, early July for ski field openings
20 May 2020   /

RAL targets late June, early July for ski field openings

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts is planning to open its first ski area on Mt Ruapehu in late June or early July, says RAL chief executive Jono Dean.


Fighting over same domestic ballot ‘problematic’ for RTOs – Visit Ruapehu
20 May 2020  

Fighting over same domestic ballot ‘problematic’ for RTOs – Visit Ruapehu

Fighting for the same slice of the domestic tourism pie could be problematic for neighbouring RTOs, says Visit Ruapehu general manager Jo Kennedy.


Ski fields get green light to open in 2020
15 May 2020  

Ski fields get green light to open in 2020

NZSki, RAL and Cardrona Alpine Resorts say they have agreed level 2 guidelines with the government.


Domestic travel, tourism activity allowed at alert level 2
7 May 2020   /

Domestic travel, tourism activity allowed at alert level 2

People will be allowed to travel for tourism and operators such as ski fields could be open.


RAL staff return to Mt Ruapehu ahead of ski season
30 Apr 2020   /

RAL staff return to Mt Ruapehu ahead of ski season

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts operational team members have commenced general maintenance work on Mt Ruapehu in preparation for the winter ski season, says RAL chief executive Jono Dean.


FMC: NZSki Remarkables road charge “alarming”
23 Jan 2020  

FMC: NZSki Remarkables road charge “alarming”

Federated Mountain Clubs is urging NZSki to pause its plan to charge for vehicle access on the Remarkables Ski Field access road, saying the move is ‘alarming’.


NZSki to charge for Remarkables Rd, draws ire of recreation group
22 Jan 2020   /

NZSki to charge for Remarkables Rd, draws ire of recreation group

Those using The Remarkables access road outside of the ski season will soon be charged $10 per vehicle after NZSki installed a new access gate.


ComCom approves Cardrona’s $7m purchase of TC
16 Dec 2019   /

ComCom approves Cardrona’s $7m purchase of TC

The decision paves the way for the consolidation of ski field ownership in the wider Wanaka area.


Mayor: 2019 a big year for Ruapehu tourism
11 Dec 2019   /

Mayor: 2019 a big year for Ruapehu tourism

Confidence in Ruapehu tourism is growing after a big year for the region, Ruapehu mayor Don Cameron said following the the third annual Visit Ruapehu Industry Forum last week.


Cardrona delays summer opening day after snowstorm
5 Dec 2019   /

Cardrona delays summer opening day after snowstorm

Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka has postponed its summer opening after a dump of snow this week.


Alpine Group launches new helibike brand
29 Nov 2019   /

Alpine Group launches new helibike brand

The Alpine Group has launched its new Southern Lakes Helibike brand to the Queenstown & Wanaka market.


Mt Hutt, The Rees, Blanket Bay, Azur win at World Ski Awards
25 Nov 2019   /

Mt Hutt, The Rees, Blanket Bay, Azur win at World Ski Awards

Mt Hutt has taken out the title of New Zealand’s best ski resort for the fifth year in a row at the World Ski Awards in Austria.


Ground breaks on Remarkables’ Sugar Bowl chairlift
30 Oct 2019   /

Ground breaks on Remarkables’ Sugar Bowl chairlift

Ground has officially broken on the new Sugar Bowl chairlift at The Remarkables Ski Area in Queenstown.


An Operator’s View: RAL’s new CEO, Jono Dean
24 Oct 2019  

An Operator’s View: RAL’s new CEO, Jono Dean

Jono Dean, on the business expansion to incorporate year round operations, the challenges presented by changing climate and the associated investment in snowmaking, and the skill shortages making it difficult to hire locally. 


Mt Ruapehu training ground ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics
11 Oct 2019   /

Mt Ruapehu training ground ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

A group of 35 Chinese Winter Olympic Games staff took the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in a bid to hone their rescue knowledge and techniques in time for the World Cup and the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.


RAL appoints new chief executive
9 Oct 2019   /

RAL appoints new chief executive

The operator has promoted its Whakapapa GM Jono Dean to take over from Ross Copland.


Watch: Cardrona’s plans for Soho Basin, Treble Cone
9 Oct 2019   /

Watch: Cardrona’s plans for Soho Basin, Treble Cone

Cardrona Alpine Resort plans to have its first chairlift installed into the 500 hectare Soho Basin extension in time for winter 2022.


Kea conservation wins for The Remarkables
19 Sep 2019   /

Kea conservation wins for The Remarkables

NZSki funding for The Kea Conservation Trust will see the body extend its monitoring efforts from The Remarkables ski field across Ben Lomond from early 2020.


Mountains collaborate to debut NZ Spring Ski Week
11 Sep 2019  

Mountains collaborate to debut NZ Spring Ski Week

A collaborative mountain effort has led to the establishment of New Zealand’s first-ever Spring Ski Week.


Cardrona seeks ComCom clearance for $7m TC acquisition
9 Sep 2019   /

Cardrona seeks ComCom clearance for $7m TC acquisition

Wayfare’s Cardrona Alpine Resort Limited has sought clearance from the Commerce Commission to buy Treble Cone ski field for $7.6m.


Police sweep finds ski field transport operators non-compliant
28 Aug 2019   /

Police sweep finds ski field transport operators non-compliant

A police and NZ Transport Agency check of Queenstown ski field transport operators over the weekend found a dozen operators were not complying with the rules.


QRC secures Winter Games naming rights
21 Aug 2019   /

QRC secures Winter Games naming rights

Queenstown Resort College has secured naming rights to the Winter Games.


Research: Season ski passes still worth it
20 Aug 2019  

Research: Season ski passes still worth it

Kiwis should continue to buy annual ski passes despite this year’s patchy season, according to new research.


Ruapehu tourism secures $550k from PGF
29 Jul 2019   /

Ruapehu tourism secures $550k from PGF

The money will go towards long-term planning to foster sustainable tourism growth.


RAL’s Copland to return to Queenstown
23 Jul 2019  

RAL’s Copland to return to Queenstown

The CEO of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has been hired to lead developer Remarkables Park.


Treble Cone opens today
10 Jul 2019  

Treble Cone opens today

Treble Cone will open today but skiing and snowboarding will be limited to groomed snow on the Easy Rider and the Platter runs.


Chris Jolly Outdoors rocks North Island snow-shoeing first
3 Jul 2019   /

Chris Jolly Outdoors rocks North Island snow-shoeing first

Chris Jolly Outdoors is expanding its portfolio of products after recruiting a new operations manager and drawing on his diverse background that spans tourism, rock and roll touring and survivalism.


RAL’s $25m Sky Waka opens for sightseeing
2 Jul 2019  

RAL’s $25m Sky Waka opens for sightseeing

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Tūroa ski field opens today
28 Jun 2019  

Tūroa ski field opens today

Tūroa’s beginner ski field opens today from 9am with the lower slopes of Alpine Meadow ready for skiing and sledding.


Westpac: Australian slowdown will hit NZ ski fields
26 Jun 2019   /

Westpac: Australian slowdown will hit NZ ski fields

A sluggish Australian economy and plunging house prices will be felt on Kiwi slopes, says the bank’s chief economist.


Wayfare’s Lauder on Cardrona’s $7m bid for TC
20 Jun 2019   /

Wayfare’s Lauder on Cardrona’s $7m bid for TC

Cardrona is on track to add a second skifield to its stable having made a long-expected offer to buy Treble Cone.


Skifields roll into winter after bumper summer of investment
10 Jun 2019  

Skifields roll into winter after bumper summer of investment

Visitors have been flocking to New Zealand’s skifields as the 2019 season gets underway with some of the country’s leading resorts having pumped millions of dollars into infrastructure improvements over the summer.


Meghan Blair returns to tourism as NZSki GM Sales & Marketing
9 May 2019   /

Meghan Blair returns to tourism as NZSki GM Sales & Marketing

Queenstown’s NZSki Limited has hired Meghan Blair to be its new general manager of sales and marketing.


DOC rejects NZSki criticism, points finger at operator’s planning
12 Mar 2019   /

DOC rejects NZSki criticism, points finger at operator’s planning

The Department of Conservation has rejected criticism that it was cause of delays to NZSki’s $16m chairlift upgrade at The Remarkables.


NZSki CEO: DOC failure cause of $16m chairlift delay
11 Mar 2019  

NZSki CEO: DOC failure cause of $16m chairlift delay

Paul Anderson blames a lack of “direction, support and certainty” from DOC for the delay to The Remarkables upgrade.


TNZ targets trade in new $1.55m Australian ski campaign
11 Mar 2019   / /

TNZ targets trade in new $1.55m Australian ski campaign

A game that educates Australian travel trade about New Zealand’s ski regions forms a key part of Tourism New Zealand’s freshly launched $1.55m Australian winter campaign. 


Gallery: Boarders and bikers mingle on Mt Hutt in $40k open day
5 Mar 2019  

Gallery: Boarders and bikers mingle on Mt Hutt in $40k open day

Borders, bikers, walkers and riders were out in force on Saturday for Mt Hutt Ski Area’s 2019 Open Day.


New insight reveals emerging Queenstown winter visitor profile
20 Dec 2018   /

New insight reveals emerging Queenstown winter visitor profile

A new winter profile of Queenstown Airport’s passengers has been released, showing an uplift of 5% in numbers for the 2018 season.


Cardrona to open for summer skiing
23 Nov 2018  

Cardrona to open for summer skiing

Recent heavy snowfalls and cold temperatures has prompted Cardrona Alpine Resort to open for beginner skiing and snow play.


NZSki joins global Ikon Pass partnership
19 Nov 2018  

NZSki joins global Ikon Pass partnership

NZSki’s Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt have joined international multi-resort ski-field pass, Ikon Pass.


Watch: NZSki announces $35m development plans
1 Nov 2018   /

Watch: NZSki announces $35m development plans

New high-speed chairlifts and trails, a chondola and summer operations are part of a $35m upgrade programme at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski fields, announced by owner NZSki today.