The launch of a ''global'' business in November awaits
NZSki chief executive James Coddington, who yesterday announced
his resignation from the company responsible for the Coronet
Peak, the Remarkables and Mt Hutt skifields.
The resignation comes after NZSki lost Coronet Peak ski area
manager Hamish McCrostie, who decided on a career change.
Mr Coddington said he began as chief executive six years ago,
saying at the time he intended to stay five years to see the
company through extensive growth and development.
''It's a very hard company to leave ... [but] I have this
burning desire and passion to create a global brand and it's
something I've always wanted to create.''
However, he would not give any details about his new career,
saying only he would remain based in Queenstown and work with
others to create the new global brand.
He would stay on with NZSki until May 24 - two weeks before
the ski season started. During his six-year tenure, Mr
Coddington has ''successfully delivered many developments
including a new base building, new lifts and new snowmaking
infrastructure'' and seen the creation of NZSki-U and MyPass
''As a result, we've seen a greatly improved guest experience
on our three mountains in Queenstown and Canterbury, huge
growth in Australian business, strong future plans for all
mountains and especially the future of the Remarkables,
increased efficiencies ...and a stronger connection with our