The Remarkables and Coronet Peak skifields will swap their
closing dates, because of favourable conditions at the former
and adverse at the latter.
The Remarkables was to have closed on Sunday but will now
take Coronet Peak's closing date, Sunday, October 6.
Coronet Peak will now close this Sunday, because of dwindling
NZSki sales and marketing general manager Craig Douglas said
while the company preferred to stay true to its published
closing dates, it could not predict snowfall.
''We'd hoped for another reasonable dump and some cold
temperatures which would enable us to keep making snow and
stick to Coronet's scheduled closing, but that just hasn't
happened,'' Mr Douglas said.
''We're committed to offering our guests the best possible
riding conditions at our ski areas and for the last week of
the season, that will be at the Remarkables.''
The Remarkables had an upper base of 125cm and a lower base
Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence said it was great
news the skifield's season had been extended for locals and
visiting families over the New Zealand school holidays.
NZSki's third skifield, Mt Hutt in Canterbury, has already
extended its snow season to October 13, to include the full
two weeks of the October school holidays.
Both Treble Cone and the Snow Farm, near Wanaka, will close
this Sunday, while Cardrona Alpine Resort will remain open
until October 6.