06 April, 2005

NZ Season Pass

One other item has just been checked off my "Things to do before leaving Worcester" list. That is to sort out my NZ Ski  Season pass...  I could have chosen a pass that allowed me access to all the resorts on the Southern Island of NZ, or just a saver card so that I could have cheaper day tickets if  wished..  I got told that Kate, Mike & Roxy are getting the Queenstown Only pass, which is:

Queenstown Only Pass
Unlimited skiing and riding for the 2005 season at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Ohau Snow Fields. In addition holders receive a $20 adult/$15 student/$10 child/senior discount off the cost of a day pass at Treble Cone and Porter Heights and receive a 50% discount off a day pass at Mt Hutt Ski area.

I am also gald I got it today, instead of waiting a couple of weeks as the prices shoot up

anyway the three areas I have access to on this pass seem to be amazing.. according to the websites:

Coronet Peak
Coronet_peakQueentown’s  original resort ski area is just 25 minutes from town. With a reputation for some of the best and varied terrain in Australasia it is no wonder    that Coronet Peak has developed a truly international flavour.

Coronet Peak hosts high profile events such as The Queenstown Winter Festival and the 50K of      Coronet Peak.

Coronet Peak’s wide and rolling terrain provides maximum fun for all. Extensive snowmaking ensures that everyone can get the utmost enjoyment for the longest time possible.

An award-winning ski and snowboard school will set you up or hone your skills, allowing you to  maximise your enjoyment and time on the slopes.                              

Even when the sun goes down, the action never stops  – Night Skiing, exclusive to Coronet Peak,      allows skiers and riders to continue through the twilight hours into the magic of the night.

Opening At 11-Jun-2005, Sunny       Last fall : 15cm.  Upper Base : 0cm.

The Remarkables
RemarkablesAcross the valley lies The Remarkables, Queenstown's true alpine ski area. Here the emphasis is very definitely on joining in and having fun,  especially if you're a beginner, intermediate or looking for serious adrenaline.

The Remarkables enjoys three sunny sheltered bowls framed by towering peaks, and is known        for its friendly atmosphere and relaxed feel. It's a great place to learn to ski with easy  access to learner runs by an easy to use chairlift. And if you're ready to sample life on the edge, you'll find challenging terrain like you've never seen before and some of the longest   off-piste runs around. Kids are well catered for and kids 10 years and under get a free day lift pass. In fact after a day of fun at Skiwiland or in the creche they may never want to go home again.

When you need to restock your reserves and take a well-earned break, you'll find a satisfying          selection of fresh food and drinks at the self-service cafe plus you can browse for  mementoes in the Sno Shop. Or maybe you'd prefer to soak up the rays and watch the playful antics of New Zealand's cheeky native parrot, the Kea.

Whatever you chose, The Remarkables is the ideal place to make the most of winter's offerings. For small kids and big kids alike, check out the new tubing park for great fun in the snow!

Opening At 25-Jun-2005, Sunny  Last fall : 5cm.  Upper Base : 50cm.


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