Coronet Peak

Frozen palace

New Zealand's first ice castle will soon open at Queenstown's Coronet Peak skifield. Visitors will be able to wander through the frozen structure's tunnels and play on icy slides inside the castle once the structure is fully built. The castle's construction...

Strike a pose

QUEENSTOWN entrepreneur Tuki Huck is giving snow-lovers the chance to 'freeze time' in 3-D with his company's new invention. FREEZETiME boss Huck launched the company's new panoramic photo booth at Coronet Peak skifield base building last week. It uses 20 digital...
The Wakatipu Ski Club will celebrate its 80th birthday next year in style after getting back in the black and encouraging membership in the right direction. Daisy Hudson talks to club treasurer Kris Vermeir about its exciting future. It's amazing...
Skifield giant NZSki is bidding to trademark the words 'Dog Derby' as its spat with Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival continues. NZSki, which operates resort skifields Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, submitted a trademark application on March 28 to the...
One Ski in the Grave Club co-founder Les Brough has surrendered his second ski. The 90-year-old Queenstowner, who died earlier this month, was renowned as one of local ski area Coronet Peak's legends. He skied Coronet from when it opened in...
Disgruntled residents are up in arms about a massive white marquee on the side of Queenstown's Coronet Peak. But, the owner of the event company in charge doesn't see the problem. Rob Stewart-McDonald from HQ New Zealand says "it's a temporary...

Masters skiing founder dies

A much-loved Queenstown character who introduced Masters ski racing to New Zealand died in his sleep on Sunday. A former Mossburn deer farmer, Willie Grey, 69, started the NZ Skiing Masters at Queenstown's Coronet Peak as a way for former...
VIDEO: A pregnant woman working at a Queenstown ski field found a colleague had left a condom filled with mayonnaise and a crude note on her desk during a staff morale-boosting event. Chilean national Nicole Porter, 30, started working at...

Queenstown’s lucky gig

Kiwi rock legend Jordan Luck is heading south for a snow shindig. The Exponents frontman is playing Coronet Peak tomorrow for its last night-skiing session. Luck will be joined by Joe Walsh and Bryan Bell on guitar rather than his Exponents...
When victory and defeat are separated by fractions of second, a fast and fair course is mandatory. NZSki snow sports boss Toby Arnott explains to Paul Taylor what it takes to make one Elite international ski racing returns to Coronet Peak later this...
When the Wigley men started New Zealand's first commercial skifield at Queenstown's  Coronet Peak it's a fair bet they didn't anticipate what would follow. Seventy years on and millions of dollars later, the skifield welcomes about a quarter of a million people in just over...

Kings of Coronet

King Kapisi is a man of many talents. Today the rapper, DJ, political campaigner, father, grandfather and Silver Scroll winner — real name Bill Ure — is heading up Coronet Peak to play its 70th birthday bash. He’ll be joined by...
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