NZSki

Government handout rejected

By MATTHEW MCKEW NZSki's said ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to the government after being offered just $500,000 of the $2.7 million it asked for. Chief executive Paul Anderson says the company behind Coronet Peak, The Remarks and Mt Hutt’s ‘‘grateful’’ but ‘‘respectfully declined’’...

We have lift-off

By MATTHEW MCKEW IT’S finally ready. Two years after NZSki first pitched a multi-million dollar replacement Sugar Bowl chairlift, it’ll be cranking into action this morning. The project at The Remarks was hampered a few times, first when seeking approval from Department...

One more week

By TRACEY ROXBURGH NZSki's decided to keep The Remarkables running for another full week, before opening at weekends only. The skifield turned on the chairlifts for 2020 on July 4, coinciding with school holidays, and initially intended to dial it back...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Even local business leaders aren't immune to job losses in this Covid-19-induced tourism crisis. Skyline Queenstown commercial manager Craig Douglas is among the 50 per cent-plus of Skyline Enterprises' 1200 or so staff made redundant across its New Zealand...
By Hugh Collins NZSki's hopes of opening a new chairlift in time for the 2020 Queenstown ski season are looking more positive than ever. The company's worked with Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker on a government exemption to allow a specialist rope splicer...

DJ’s nightlife reset

By HUGH COLLINS QUEENSTOWN may not be known as a cultural mecca but for one local artist it was the  adventure capital that enabled him to forge a career in music. Stuart Raeburn, better known by some as DJ Stubacca, is...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's mayor says we need to be single-minded and take a united stand to ‘‘save our district’’. Of all the regions in New Zealand affected by Covid-19, the Queenstown Lakes will take the biggest hit, due to our...

Remarks’ summer road toll

Outdoor recreation clubs aren't happy at the prospect of $10 per vehicle to drive up The Remarkables road over summer. The road's owned by NZSki which announced on Tuesday it'll introduce the toll from February 3. New Zealand Alpine Club GM...
It's a happy dilemma to be in; success from Coronet Peak's Happiness Trees Christmas fundraiser means they've had to find a new source of wilding pines this year. The fundraiser, now in its third year, raises money for Queenstown's community-based...

New gondola in town

NZSki's still waiting on the Department of Conservation (DoC) to make a decision on its 40-year concession application for Coronet Peak, which includes a long-term plan to install a 'snow factory' . But it's been given the green light for...

Hundreds rush for measles jabs

NZSki is seeking advice on whether it can introduce mandatory vaccinations for staff to stop another measles outbreak happening next ski season. Fifteen ski or snowboard instructors from The Remarkables skifield have now tested positive for the virus, taking the...

It’s snow time

Queenstown's ski season is due to get underway today with the opening day of The Remarkables skifield. Meanwhile, Coronet Peak's flash new chairlift should be certified this weekend and ready to run for the skifield's June 15 opening. Skifield boss Nigel...
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