Paul Anderson

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’’...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

Kids take to slopes

The number of local kiddies learning to ski is on the up. More than 1800 youngsters took part in school skiing programmes this year at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak skifields. That's 257 school groups and 385 hours a week of instruction. Numbers...
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