A native Southlander who was schooled in Dunedin and was
previously Westfield Australia's national operations manager
has been appointed NZSki's new Coronet Peak ski area manager.
Ross Copland (33) will start with NZSki on April 22. Coronet
Peak opens on June 8. Mr Copland will move to Queenstown with
his wife and young children.
NZSki chief executive James Coddington said Mr Copland was
brought up in rural Southland and gained commercial and
engineering degrees in Auckland.
He said Mr Copland, having grown up in the South, had been an
avid guest of skifields ''since about 3 years old'' but had
not worked on the mountains.
He was chosen for his ''breadth'' of commercial experience,
hands-on retail experience, engineering background and
sustainability experience, Mr Coddington said.
The Coronet Peak role was left vacant when Hamish McCrostie
left for a career change after 32 years.