NZSki

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...
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...
A Queenstown father is urging skiers to wear helmets after his son crashed on The Remarkables skifield last week. Paul Green said the protective head gear, which was pierced by a sharp rock, possibly saved his son’s life. Austin Green, described...
While most southern skifields surged with visitors yesterday, the Remarkables was struck by its third major power cut in five weeks. Cardrona reported its busiest day yet and Treble Cone its busiest in 22 years. Coronet Peak had to close its...

New ski coach aims high

Queenstown Alpine Ski Team's new head coach wants the ski club to become no less than the best in the southern hemisphere. Austrian Mario Hanausek rates the skills of QAST's younger alpine skiers and says some of the older ones...
If Mother Nature doesn't play ball, NZSki will take matters into its own hands. The Remarkables, one of Queenstown's two skifields, opens on Saturday despite a dearth of natural snow. Boss Ross Lawrence is working on it. Speaking to Mountain Scene on...
Wakatipu High students are cooking up a storm with a 'Cook for a Cause' fundraiser that will help both needy Kiwi families and Syrian refugees. Nineteen students aim to cook up to 6000 meals over World Vision's 40-hour famine weekend,...

Nifty ski plea

A skifield operator is appealing to Wakatipu homeowners to house its staff this winter. Queenstown has a dire shortage of worker accommodation. And NZSki is worried hundreds of staff it employs at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables will struggle to find...
Queenstown's skifields are getting a $6 million upgrade. NZSki, which operates The Remarkables and Coronet Peak in the resort, is forking out for a host of improvements. They include a new $500,000 medical centre and patrol base at The Remarks, replacing...

Meet Coronet Peak’s new boss

A local steeped in snowsports and tourism has been appointed to run Queenstown's Coronet Peak Ski Area. Nigel Kerr, who marketed rival Cardrona skifield for 21 years, takes over from Ross Copland, who's left to run the North Island's Turoa and...

Big freeze on season passes

NZSki boss Paul Anderson says the company’s website has gone mental since 2017 season passes went on sale yesterday. The frozen prices are partly attributed to more locals skiing and boarding Queenstown's Coronet Peak and the Remarkables. “We have had a...
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