Coronet Peak, New Zealand‘s first commercial ski field, has extended their ski season by one week off the back of great snowfall in spring, continued cold temperatures and demand from locals. Instead of closing this Sunday the 30th of September, the 692-acre field will stay operational until Sunday 7th October. It will close temporarily on Monday October 1st to reboot for the week ahead.
Nigel Kerr, Ski Area Manager Coronet Peak, said the season had been amazing, with recent snowfall a bonus:
“On top of the snowfall last week adding an additional 60 cms (24″) to our base, we’ve had more cold temperatures and snow this week. The snow would typically be falling away toward the end of the season, so it’s fantastic to have bonus days.”
Nigel added that locals will be hugely appreciative that their ski field is staying open longer:
“We’ve had a really good season from start to finish and guests have been loving spring conditions. We can hold our heads high as we end what is surely one of the best seasons we’ve all enjoyed.”
Coronet Peak will be operating all three chairlifts as well as the Magic and Beginner carpets.