Home-made lasagne and brownies on Friday provided all the
sustenance required for four Queenstown teenagers, who spent
a chilly night at Coronet Peak to ensure they were first on
the chairlift for 2014.
A Sydney couple who arrived in Queenstown yesterday for a
long weekend and a "bit of excitement" got more than they
bargained for, watching on in horror as their historic home
was destroyed by fire this morning.
Coronet Peak heralded the start of winter in Queenstown this
morning, opening the skifield on schedule with a healthy
average base of about 30cm across the mountain and about 600
people there to enjoy the first runs.