Snow gives Coronet Peak an extra week

A skier on the slopes at Coronet Peak. Photo: file
A skier on the slopes at Coronet Peak. Photo: file
Coronet Peak skifield has extended its season by a week on the back of some recent snowfall, continued cold temperatures and demand from locals.

The 280ha field had been scheduled to close this Sunday but Ski Area Manager Nigel Kerr said today it would stay open until October 7.

It would close temporarily on Monday, October 1 to ''reboot for the week ahead''.

Kerr said the season had been amazing, and recent snowfall was a bonus.

“On top of the snowfall last week adding an additional 60 cms to our base, we’ve had more cold temperatures and snow this week.

“The snow would typically be falling away toward the end of the season, so it’s fantastic to have bonus days.”

He said locals would be ''hugely appreciative'' that their skifield was staying open longer.

“We’ve had a really good season from start to finish and guests have been loving spring conditions.

“We can hold our heads high as we end what is surely one of the best seasons we’ve all enjoyed.”

Coronet Peak will be operating all three chairlifts as well as the Magic and Beginner carpets. 

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