Tag Archives: New Zealand

Sugarbush and Snowbasin Join The Mountain Collective

Aspen, CO – Sugarbush, Vermont and Snowbasin, Utah have joined The Mountain Collective as full partners for the 2017-2018 ski and snowboard season. These two classic North American ski mountains offer challenging terrain and plenty of variety for every level of skier or rider. Also new for the 2017-18 season, Mountain Collective passholders will receive twice … Continue reading Sugarbush and Snowbasin Join The Mountain Collective

Cardrona Ski Season Sets Record

Wanaka, New Zealand – Continued investment in facilities and infrastructure has led to the most successful winter season on record for Cardrona Alpine Resort, officials at the ski area say. Cardrona’s previous skier day record has been smashed by over 30,000 visits this year, a sign of growth in both the snow sports and local tourism … Continue reading Cardrona Ski Season Sets Record

International Skiers Set Record in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand – Tourism New Zealand has released its latest arrivals data which shows further growth in visitor numbers. Nearly 317,000 people vacationed in New Zealand in the three months ending August compared to 268,272 in 2015 and 245,584 in 2014. “New Zealand’s fantastic winter attractions and scenery continue to attract international holidaymakers,” says Tourism New Zealand … Continue reading International Skiers Set Record in New Zealand

Whakapapa Ski Field to Get New Gondola

Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand – With the renewal of its operating permit in hand, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) is moving forward with a NZ$100 million upgrade plan at its Whakapapa Ski Field that will include a new gondola for winter 2018. RAL’s previous permit to operate Whakapapa lasted through 2019. However, last December it was … Continue reading Whakapapa Ski Field to Get New Gondola

Cardrona to Build New Chondola for 2017

Wanaka, New Zealand – New Zealand’s Cardrona Alpine Resort will install a new NZ$10 million “chondola,” a lift that combines gondola cabins and chairs, in time for the 2017 winter season. The new McDougall’s Express Chondola will be the first cabin-style lift on a ski area in New Zealand, replacing the existing McDougall’s Quad chairlift. The … Continue reading Cardrona to Build New Chondola for 2017

The Remarkables Extends Spring Skiing

Queenstown, New Zealand – Queenstown skiers and riders will get an extra week on the slopes of The Remarkables. Originally scheduled to close this Sunday, September 25, ski area officials today announced that they’ll now remain open through October 2 thanks to a 1.2-meter snow base at the summit and 80cm at the base. “Traditionally … Continue reading The Remarkables Extends Spring Skiing

The Magic of Ohau

Ohau, New Zealand – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team travels the globe, far and wide, to a myriad of majestic mountains, but one of the most magical of these mountains is without a doubt Ohau Snowfields in New Zealand. Ohau (pronounced “oh-how”) is one of three locations that plays host to the men’s and women’s alpine … Continue reading The Magic of Ohau