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An Arrowtown adventurer plans to create a "world-class" ski touring route between Coronet Peak and Treble Cone skifields. Erik Bradshaw says the 60km Mahu Whenua Traverse will be an "alpine traverse the likes of which does not currently exist in...

Ski history in a box

A ski shop owner's been given a "priceless" collection of relics chronicling the history of commercial skiing in the Wakatipu Basin. Kris Vermeir, co-owner of Browns Ski Shop and treasurer of the Wakatipu Ski Club, was left the large box...

Rising ski star

"I want to become one of the best female skiers in the world." So says Queenstown skier Margaux Hackett, daughter of bungy pioneer AJ Hackett, who's been building up her competition portfolio ahead of her next big challenge, the Slopestyle...

Ski cash splash

NZSki has announced a cool $35 million spending spree on its Queenstown skifields, including a new Coronet Peak chondola. The boost takes the company's total investment in Coronet and The Remarkables to nearly $100 million since 2014. As well as the...

Skier cleans up on slopes

A prolific skier is feeling "stoked" after clocking up more than 1.3 million vertical metres at Queenstown's skifields this season while working full-time. Queenstowner Natalie Urbani, 35, didn't plan on being one of the busiest skiers on the mountain when...

Coronet Peak closes

Queenstown slipped into the final week of the 2018 ski season yesterday with the closure of Coronet Peak skifield. Hundreds of a die-hard skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes to make the most of spring conditions, many in fancy...

Gay Ski Week changes hands

Queenstown's Gay Ski Week QT has new owners. Couple Sally and Mandy Whitewoods, who've run the festival since rescuing it from financial strife in 2011, have sold their event company Glam Enterprises to locals Mike Hughes and Martin King. Sally says...
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