Hundreds of seasonal workers were treated to a free lunch by
NZSki in Queenstown yesterday, culminating in the "world's
biggest snow dance" which people desperate for an income
hoped would result in a much needed snowfall last night.
Forecasts of colder temperatures in the middle of next week
are looking "very positive" for snowmaking, but it is too
early to say when Coronet Peak and the Remarkables Ski Areas
will open for business, NZSki chief executive James
A storm may be brewing over the Queenstown Recreation Ground
before two Rugby World Cup teams use it for training later
this year, less than a month after the Parklife Invitational
snow event is held there.
NZSki unveiled a raft of improvements at the Coronet Peak and
Remarkables ski areas to the Queenstown business community
this week, but could not predict how the Christchurch
earthquake and the Australian market would affect the winter
Coronet Peak, the Remarkables and Mt Hutt operator NZSki has
increased some of the prices of its "early bird" season
passes which go on sale today, soon after Treble Area
announced it was increasing prices across the board.