New Coronet ice bar a hit

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Skiers and snowboarders up Queenstown’s Coronet Peak can now crack open a cold one at the top of their run. 

A new ice bar stocking cans of beer, wine and snack food opened at the top of the Greengates Express run on Wednesday. 

Visiting Australian snowboarder Troy Fleming, tucking into a cold Heineken, says it’s a great idea. 

“Strewth mate – it’s about time. In Australia there’s heaps of bars all over the mountain – but here you just have the base building.” 

Coronet Peak also has Heidi’s Hut cafe.