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Cardrona, TC expand in Wānaka with new “everything mountain” hub
12 May 2021  

Cardrona, TC expand in Wānaka with new “everything mountain” hub

A new Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone ski facility in Wānaka is set to open its doors on 1 June.


Operators gear up as prospects of super ski season grow
11 May 2021  

Operators gear up as prospects of super ski season grow

Resorts are preparing for a season they hope will build on the strength of 2020’s domestic-only surge.


Ski resorts secure exemptions for overseas workers
7 May 2021   /

Ski resorts secure exemptions for overseas workers

Ski resorts around the country have successfully negotiated with Immigration New Zealand to allow a number of top level workers from abroad into the country for the upcoming season.


Aussie influx for Queenstown in July, Sept – Air NZ
8 Apr 2021   /

Aussie influx for Queenstown in July, Sept – Air NZ

It’s promising to be a busy southern ski season, says the airline.


RAL rolls out training program to recruit Kiwis
7 Apr 2021   /

RAL rolls out training program to recruit Kiwis

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has launched its Apprentice Instructor Programme to recruit Kiwis as international staffing remains difficult.


RAL ski prep nears completion, 2021 pricing updated
26 Mar 2021   /

RAL ski prep nears completion, 2021 pricing updated

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts says its Whakapapa and Tūroa ski slopes are nearly ready for the season with recent work undertaken on its High Noon Express chairlift and Sky Waka Gondola.


Ski industry pleads for 100 international workers to be let in
17 Mar 2021   /

Ski industry pleads for 100 international workers to be let in

SAANZ wants the specialist staff in from June to help ski fields open and operate safely.


Battle of southern snowfests – Snow Machine, Snowboxx go head-to-head
12 Mar 2021   /

Battle of southern snowfests – Snow Machine, Snowboxx go head-to-head

Two new winter music festivals are to hit southern ski slopes in the same week in September.


Ski industry plugs Kiwi OE to fill 1200 vacancies
26 Feb 2021   /

Ski industry plugs Kiwi OE to fill 1200 vacancies

Young Kiwis are being urged to do a domestic OE in a ski region this winter.


Cardrona confirms Willows Quad for winter ’21
24 Feb 2021  

Cardrona confirms Willows Quad for winter ’21

Cardrona Alpine Resort will open its 65 hectare Willows Basin in time for this winter’s ski season following the installation of a chairlift.


RAL “pleased” with investor interest in $30m stake
3 Feb 2021   /

RAL “pleased” with investor interest in $30m stake

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts says it is now working with potential investors, who could end up buying half the business.


RAL seeks $30m investment partner
27 Jan 2021   /

RAL seeks $30m investment partner

The ski field operator is offering up half its business for a strategic investor to help develop opportunities.


Snow closes summer activities at ski resorts
20 Jan 2021  

Snow closes summer activities at ski resorts

Snow blanketing southern ski fields has forced them to close their summer activity operations.


Better than expected ski season allows 2021 capex
30 Oct 2020  

Better than expected ski season allows 2021 capex

Operators are planning for a domestic-only 2021 and are growing warier of the effects of global warming.


RAL slashes Mt Ruapehu season pass availability
9 Oct 2020   /

RAL slashes Mt Ruapehu season pass availability

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has cut the number of 2021 season passes for its Mt Ruapehu ski fields by 20%.


New snow sees RAL extend ski season
30 Sep 2020   /

New snow sees RAL extend ski season

The second week of the school holidays is looking promising for Mt Ruapehu ski fields, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive Jono Dean.


Kiwis ‘rediscover’ ski towns during winter – Booking.com
25 Sep 2020   /

Kiwis ‘rediscover’ ski towns during winter – Booking.com

Ski destinations are leading the top 10 trending destinations ‘rediscovered’ by Kiwis, according to Booking.com. 


NZSki invests in country’s first 8-seater chairlift
18 Sep 2020   /

NZSki invests in country’s first 8-seater chairlift

Construction on the multi-million dollar Nor’west Express lift at Mt Hutt will begin in October.


Travellers Autobarn partners with tourism operators
2 Sep 2020   /

Travellers Autobarn partners with tourism operators

Campervan operator Travellers Autobarn has teamed with NZSki and other adventure operators to offer value packs to customers.


Native alpine parrot returns to Mt Hutt
26 Aug 2020   /

Native alpine parrot returns to Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt is celebrating after a kea paid a visit to the mountain, the first to be seen at Mt Hutt in three years.


Iwi urges visitors to stay away from Ruapehu
17 Aug 2020   /

Iwi urges visitors to stay away from Ruapehu

Ohakune-based iwi Ngāti Rangi is calling on visitors to stay away from Ruapehu after a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 visited Whakapapa and Tūroa ski fields.


Southern ski fields close as large operators adjust to Covid restrictions
12 Aug 2020   /

Southern ski fields close as large operators adjust to Covid restrictions

NZSki and Wayfare’s ski fields close for the day while other large operators make adjustments or shut Auckland businesses.


Sugar Bowl Express opens at Remarkables
31 Jul 2020  

Sugar Bowl Express opens at Remarkables

The Sugar Bowl Express chairlift at The Remarkables will open this Saturday 1 August, giving visitors lift access to the Sugar Bowl Basin for the first time this season.


Busy weekend sees 13,000 head up Ruapehu
28 Jul 2020   /

Busy weekend sees 13,000 head up Ruapehu

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive Jono Dean said the new car park booking system helped ease the traffic congestion.


Ruapehu online car park booking system goes live
23 Jul 2020   /

Ruapehu online car park booking system goes live

The new booking system would be free this season and would operate for the busiest 10 of the 17 weekends that the mountain is open in winter.


Remarkables extends daily operations
17 Jul 2020  

Remarkables extends daily operations

The Remarkables will continue its daily operations daily for a further one more week after a busier-than-expected school holiday period. 


RAL updates carpark booking system following criticism
8 Jul 2020   /

RAL updates carpark booking system following criticism

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts have updated its new carpark booking system following an uproar from the public.


Wayfare focuses on flexi as it waits for demand to stabilise
6 Jul 2020   /

Wayfare focuses on flexi as it waits for demand to stabilise

CEO Ian Jackson says forward bookings are good but Covid has halved staff numbers on the operator’s ski fields.


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.


PM, tourism leaders converge on Cardrona
26 Jun 2020   /

PM, tourism leaders converge on Cardrona

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern, tourism minister Kelvin Davis and Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall will attend today’s opening of the ski season at Cardrona Alpine Resort.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.