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$35m Development Announced for Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

Queenstown skiing is about to get a whole lot better with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski fields proposing major upgrades to the mountains as part of their wider vision, a vision that includes summer operations and access to exciting new terrain.

The $35 million of upgrades for the 2019 season include a new 6-seater express chairlift from the base of The Remarkables opening up access to brand new trails and providing fast laps through Remarks Parks; four parks plusthe Southern Hemisphere’s only Burton Stash (a world-class terrain park with large natural based features).

Over the basin at Queenstown’s closest mountain, Coronet Peak, an upgraded Telemix (combined gondola/chairlift) will replace the current Coronet Express with a mix of chairs and gondola cabins for the 2019 season that starts mid- June. The Coronet Peak upgrade is part of the mountain’s preparation for 2019/2020 summer operations that will include mountain biking.

NZSki, who operate Coronet Peak & The Remarkables, intends to build these lifts during the coming summer if regulatory and Department of Conservation consents are obtained.

CEO of NZSki Paul Anderson says the major plans keep up with demand and growth.

“We’ve had an absolute record winter at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables and these developments along with our future plans for growth are absolutely key to the future here in Queenstown. Both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are much-loved ski fields with a loyal following. Both of these mountains are part of the fabric of the Queenstown and wider community, and integral to our winter lives.

“We recognise the demand to continue to offer exciting and safe experiences at a world-class standard. With that comes responsible and sustainable development to keep up with the latest innovations in technology and safety, as well as with the expectations of guests including our locals.