12 June, 2005

Coronet open at last :-)

Sataurday 11the June 2005 - Coronet Peak (aka Concrete Peak) opened!!

Me and Chris went up real early to get first lifts (everyone else had work.. still none for me so far) and we got free champagne as well, coz we were so keen !!

Coronet_peak_trail_map_05 It was amazing getting back out on the snow!!.. Anyway I have to admit they only really opened two lifts and the magic carpet, the brand new 6 seater opens in 2 weeks, along with a load of new terrain. This meant that only the M1 run was open, but this is the longest in resort (1.8Kms). I can see why they nickname it Concrete Peak! The sun does shine on the mountain but its best from mid July to Mid Sept, at the moment its quite icy and most of the snow was made from snow cannons..

Anyway heres some pictures for you..

Img_0382<< This is me with the Remarkables mountains in the background.. its only across the valley floor (this is the mountain we were driving up the other day, when the car started sliding!!) Also see all the cloud.. it looked pretty amazing, especially on the drive back down!

Img_0392 << Sam (works in the Retail Store on Coronet) and Chris (works as a Lifty) .. two of my buddies here in Queenstown .. Also my new Rome Anthem can be seen on the bench, its sick!!


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