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Southern ski fields open
16 Jun 2022  

Southern ski fields open

NZSki has opened its Coronet Peak ski field near Queenstown with five of its eight lifts operating.


Snowfall starts ‘epic’ southern ski season
15 Jun 2022  

Snowfall starts ‘epic’ southern ski season

More than 1.5 metres of snow blanketed parts of Queenstown over the weekend, marking an “epic” ski season ahead for the Southern Lakes ski fields, says Destination Queenstown.


Gender equity at heart of Cardrona, TC’s 2022 campaign
14 Jun 2022   /

Gender equity at heart of Cardrona, TC’s 2022 campaign

RealNZ’s ski experiences are encouraging the industry to take a closer look at how they promote gender inclusion in skiing and sport.


Ruapehu’s rumblings help drive ski pass sales – RAL
10 Jun 2022   /

Ruapehu’s rumblings help drive ski pass sales – RAL

Operating on an active volcano has presented both challenges and opportunities for the company.


Heavy snow hits South Island, more expected
10 Jun 2022   /

Heavy snow hits South Island, more expected

Southern operators will be pleased with snow this week and more to come over the weekend – just in time for widespread ski field openings.


Matariki, events, Aussies point to strong season – NZSki
9 Jun 2022   /

Matariki, events, Aussies point to strong season – NZSki

The operator also secures critical worker exemption for 275 skilled staff, helping to meet staffing challenges.


SOUTH launches Powder Highway to attract Aussies
31 May 2022   /

SOUTH launches Powder Highway to attract Aussies

SOUTH launches a new ski product designed to attract Australian visitors.


Ski fields, hostel partner for staff accommodation
25 May 2022   /

Ski fields, hostel partner for staff accommodation

Cardrona and Treble Cone have teamed up with Wānaka Backpackers Bothy to provide mountain staff accommodation for the 2022 winter ski season.


Govt allows 275 experienced ski field workers in
13 Apr 2022   /

Govt allows 275 experienced ski field workers in

Employers will be required to pay at least the median wage of $27 an hour for the roles.


Coronet Peak readies 75th anniversary celebrations
13 Apr 2022   /

Coronet Peak readies 75th anniversary celebrations

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak will celebrate its 75th anniversary with events including a night ski party with fireworks, a retro day, ski race, gala dinner and an alumni après ski function.


Man rescued from Mt Ruapehu glacier
1 Mar 2022   /

Man rescued from Mt Ruapehu glacier

A man had to be rescued at Mount Ruapehu on the weekend after sustaining serious injuries following a fall on ice and rocks.


Coronet Peak to mark 75 years with 5-day celebration
25 Feb 2022   /

Coronet Peak to mark 75 years with 5-day celebration

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How Winter Olympics gold could boost NZ ski operators
8 Feb 2022   /

How Winter Olympics gold could boost NZ ski operators

New Zealand’s first gold medal at the Winter Olympics may prove a welcome boon for the country’s struggling ski resorts.


The Rees, Mt Hutt, Matakauri Lodge winners at World Ski Awards
19 Jan 2022   /

The Rees, Mt Hutt, Matakauri Lodge winners at World Ski Awards

Mt Hutt has been named New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort 2021 at the 9th annual World Ski Awards.


RAL open to selling Tūroa to plug $31m debt hole
18 Jan 2022   /

RAL open to selling Tūroa to plug $31m debt hole

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts says it will consider unbundling assets after two Covid-impacted seasons hit income.


Life pass holders put brakes on RAL restructuring
3 Dec 2021   /

Life pass holders put brakes on RAL restructuring

A plan to restructure meets resistance from life pass holders worried they will lose privileges.


Ski season’s “financial disaster” forces belt tightening, funding support
19 Nov 2021   /

Ski season’s “financial disaster” forces belt tightening, funding support

Capex is put on hold as operators look to rebuild their balance sheets in 2022.


Police checking ski passenger services during holidays
7 Oct 2021  

Police checking ski passenger services during holidays

Police will be checking that vehicles, including those used for passenger services, are operating safely around ski fields across the country during the October school holidays.


Cardrona Alpine Resort wins vegan accolade
3 Sep 2021   /

Cardrona Alpine Resort wins vegan accolade

Cardona Alpine Resort has been named the nation’s Most Vegan-Friendly Ski Resort by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).


RAL preps for level 2 ski fields re-opening
2 Sep 2021   /

RAL preps for level 2 ski fields re-opening

Ski fields on Mt Ruapehu are gearing up for re-opening at level 2, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive Jono Deans.


Ski season “scarred” by lockdown with visitors in tears, staff in limbo
18 Aug 2021  

Ski season “scarred” by lockdown with visitors in tears, staff in limbo

Ski operators are disappointed but acknowledge the need to get on top of the latest outbreak.


Storms set up Ruapehu ski fields for rest of winter – RAL
12 Aug 2021   /

Storms set up Ruapehu ski fields for rest of winter – RAL

Snow on Monday night for Mt Ruapehu’s two ski fields has set the mountain up for the rest of the winter season, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.


Police to check ski field passenger vehicle safety
29 Jul 2021   /

Police to check ski field passenger vehicle safety

The New Zealand Police, in partnership with Waka Kotahi, are launching a safety campaign targeting passenger services vehicles in and around ski fields across New Zealand.


“We’re gutted” – operators’ hopes for Aus winter boost dashed
23 Jul 2021   /

“We’re gutted” – operators’ hopes for Aus winter boost dashed

From high hopes to cruel reality, operators are forced to adjust again to life under Covid.


Kiwis taking up slack as Aussies cancel ski trips – Bachcare
12 Jul 2021  

Kiwis taking up slack as Aussies cancel ski trips – Bachcare

Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrowtown record last minute domestic uptick for ski trips.


RAL ski fields busy as wider opening ramps up
6 Jul 2021   /

RAL ski fields busy as wider opening ramps up

RAL aims to open lower mountain chairlifts next.


Snow dump for southern ski expected mid-week
6 Jul 2021  

Snow dump for southern ski expected mid-week

More snow is on the way for southern ski fields on Tuesday and Wednesday, says MetService.


PM scotches support for ski areas hit by burst bubble
28 Jun 2021   /

PM scotches support for ski areas hit by burst bubble

There is no support connected to changes in the trans-Tasman travel arrangement, says Jacinda Ardern.


In a blow to ski, NSW quarantine-free flights pause extended
25 Jun 2021   /

In a blow to ski, NSW quarantine-free flights pause extended

That extension will cut deep into the Australian school holiday period of 26 June to 11 July.


Low snow sees southern ski openings postpone
17 Jun 2021  

Low snow sees southern ski openings postpone

Coronet Peak hopes to open on Sunday 20 June and Cardona is aiming for 21 June.


Mt Hutt ski field opens for season with upgrades
14 Jun 2021  

Mt Hutt ski field opens for season with upgrades

Coronet Peak will open on 19 June and The Remarkables and Treble Cone on 26 June.


Cardrona postpones ski area opening
11 Jun 2021   /

Cardrona postpones ski area opening

Cardrona Alpine Resorts has postponed its scheduled opening.


Mt Dobson applies for 40 year concession
4 Jun 2021  

Mt Dobson applies for 40 year concession

Ski field has around 18,000 visitors every winter.


RAL on target to open first this season
2 Jun 2021   /

RAL on target to open first this season

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts is set to open its Happy Valley beginner’s ski facility at Whakapapa on Saturday 5 June with the rest of the field and neighbouring Tūroa opening on 3 July.


Aus, domestic ski demand driving strong accom bookings – Bachcare
26 May 2021   /

Aus, domestic ski demand driving strong accom bookings – Bachcare

Forward bookings for centres within close proximity to ski fields such as Queenstown are up 115% over 2019.


Ruapehu ski area to open for Queen’s Birthday
20 May 2021  

Ruapehu ski area to open for Queen’s Birthday

Happy Valley to open 5 June, while Whakapapa and Turoa will open 3 July.


Queenstown skifields revel in early snowfall
19 May 2021  

Queenstown skifields revel in early snowfall

Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone all set to open in June.


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.