New Zealand’s winter season is about to begin in June at three areas: Mt Hutt, June 10; Coronet Peak, June 11; and The Remarkables, June 18. They’ve been getting ready for the upcoming season with development, trails and products. Coronet Peak is located 20 minutes from Queenstown, Mt Hutt, 35 minutes from Methven and Christchurch, and The Remarkables, 45 minutes from Queenstown. Here is an overview of what’s new at each area.
New Zealand’s Mt Hutt is extending its ski season by a week because of new snow in forecast this weekend. The scheduled closing now is Oct. 11, making it one of the longest ski seasons in the South Island this winter.
The Remarkables in Queenstown, New Zealand is undergoing a $45 million new development with the addition of a six-seat, high-speed detachable lift, increased snowmaking capacity, expansion of the learners area, new trail development, resealing part of the ski area road, and the realignment and expansion of its car parking.
Mt Hutt’s base and conditions are so good that a decision was made to extend the season to include the full two weeks of the October school holidays. The area had been scheduled to close Oct. 6.
Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area in New Zealand’s South Island recently received its second major snowfall in two weeks. Opening day is set for June 15.
The latest storm dropped 20cm (just under 8 inches) over the entire mountain.