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Coronet Peak plans August 2022 events to celebrate 75th anniversary

NEWS NZSki is planning a series of events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of New Zealand’s first commercial ski field this winter
February 27, 2022/10.51

Coronet Peak, in Queenstown, New Zealand, plans to celebrate its 75th anniversary from August 17 to 21, 2022.

Events have not been finalized but visitors can expect a programme that appeals to a wide range of people, encouraging a week-long stay.

The Peak, as New Zealand’s first commercial ski field, began with a single rope tow in 1947. Today it has three express chairlifts, one with gondola cabins, the largest snow-making installation in the Southern Hemisphere, and an extensive base.

Family-owned NZSki has operated Coronet Peak since 2002.

‘Our hope is that this event will not only be a whole heap of fun and a tribute to our mountain and its people, but also provide a boost for the local hospitality, events and tourism industries that have felt the full impact of border closures,’ said Mel Tweedie, NZSki’s marketing communications’ manager.

‘We’re closely monitoring the border and are confident that if Australians are able to visit without seven days of self-isolation there will be good interest from across the Tasman, too.’

Above, from top: Coronet Peak’s first rope tow. The double chair lift and base in the 1960s.

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