Coronet Peak will open on schedule this year, with
opening day shaping up to be one of the better in recent
Yesterday, 350 NZSki staff, who will spend the winter working
at Coronet Peak, attended the staff induction day, learning
about the company culture, sustainability, health and safety,
finding their way around the base building and ski area and
meeting each other.
Ski area manager Ross Copland said the company welcomed 144
new staff yesterday, the other 60% being returning staff.
Coronet would bring in another 170 staff later this month
ahead of the school holidays.
Despite an inversion layer hampering snow-making in recent
days, the ski area was in ''pretty good shape'', Mr Copland
Little snow was forecast in the final days before opening on
Saturday, so it would not be ''wall to wall and knee-deep
powder'', but Mr Copland was confident eager skiers and
boarders would not be disappointed.
Mount Hutt is also scheduled to open on Saturday, while
Cardrona is scheduled to open June 20, the Remarkables on
June 21 and Treble Cone on June 26.