Snow fields ready to go


The countdown has begun. 

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak is set to open this weekend, and with fresh snow on the slopes, things are looking promising. 

Last week’s dump provided a big boost towards getting the mountain prepped for snow enthusiasts this Saturday, Coronet Peak ski area manager Hamish McCrostie says. 

The ski area already boasts a 55cm base for the snowmakers to build on when temperatures drop below two degrees again. 

Coronet Peak staff are getting primed for the winter season, with a staff sign-up day today and training starting tomorrow before the fields open on Saturday.