More than 100 snowguns were fired up on Coronet Peak on Wednesday, pumping snow across the trails for about 19 hours.
While recreational skiers may have their concerns about conditions at Coronet Peak, elite ski racers in Queenstown for Winter Games NZ are giving the course a thumbs up.
A waste management initiative at Coronet Peak, prompted by staff feedback, has seen a significant increase in recycling at the ski area.
In what could be an event unique to Coronet Peak, the skifield's lift operators and very own Cupid will be pairing potential couples on the chairs of the Coronet Express this Friday.
While completing their "summer" training programme at Coronet Peak, the Russian men's and women's alpine ski teams have also been competing in a transtasman competition.
Cougar and Tallulah Bryant do not mind getting up early if it means they are the first to hit the slopes at Coronet Peak - they have done so two years running.
Coronet Peak Snow base upper: 30cm. Snow base lower: 40cm. Last snowfall: 5cm, June 9.
Coronet Peak opened in perfect conditions on Saturday morning. More than 200 patrons were lined up at the chairlift for the cutting of the ribbon, the first having arrived at 4.30am.
There will be a "big investment" in snow-making at Coronet Peak this week if the skifield is to meet its scheduled opening of this Saturday.
The dusting of snow on the mountains last week has focused attention on the upcoming ski season.
Coronet Peak Hotel Ltd in Queenstown has voluntarily been put into liquidation, owing more than $1.4 million, after a plunging market, "unsustainable rental" and the building's poor condition saw it fail this year.
CORONET PEAK • Snow base: Upper 130cm, lower 105cm. • Last snowfall: 10cm on September 25. Today • Forecast: Cloud increasing. • Wind at 1000m: Southeasterlies developing. • Wind...
CORONET PEAK • Snowbase: 147cm; lower: 122cm. • Last snowfall: 10cm, September 25. Today • Forecast: Mostly fine, but showers developing about the western headwaters. • Wind at 1000m:...
CORONET PEAK • Last snowfall: 4cm, September 1. • Snow base upper: 140cm. • Snow base lower: 115cm. TODAY • Forecast: Scattered rain, mainly in the afternoon. Snow lowering to 500m in...
CORONET PEAK • Snowbase: Upper 140cm, lower 115cm • Last snowfall: 4cm on September 1 TODAY • Forecast: Fine with morning frosts • Wind at 1000m: Northwesterlies, gusting 50kmh in exposed...
A Christchurch woman who took a wrong turn on the Coronet Peak skifield late on Saturday afternoon hiked about 10km over "very challenging terrain" in the dark to a farmhouse.
Four teams of four firefighters turned out for the inaugural Firefighter Chill Factor Challenge at Coronet Peak on Friday, which saw ski and snowboard-clad quartets competing to finish as many sponsored runs as possible in two hours.
CORONET PEAK • Snowbase: Upper, 140cm; lower: 115cm. • Last snowfall: 2cm, August 26. TODAY • Forecast: Rain with some heavy falls about the headwaters, a few falls spreading further east....