Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Triple Chair rebuild on track for 2014 ski season

Media Release from Mt Hutt
March 18 2014


Mt Hutt Triple Chair rebuild on track for 2014 ski season as Early Bird season pass sale comes to a close

With the Triple chairlift at Mt Hutt ‘right on track’ to be back in action for the 2014 season, skiers and snowboarders won’t want to miss the Early Bird season pass sale for Mt Hutt.

Foundations have all been laid down ready for the Triple base terminal, due to arrive at the end of April from Dopplmayr. Additional developments include a new terrain park and trail improvements.

To make life easier for skiers and boarders, the Mt Hutt team has taken this opportunity to realign the way people load the ‘new look’ Triple. Rather than the once-tricky 90-degree turn as the chairlift approaches, the ‘get-on’ point is slightly further forward, enabling straight loading from the back of the lift.

Winter 2014 season passes at discounted rates for Mt Hutt are available online at www.nzski.com until midnight on Thursday March 20, 2014. For the third year in a row, Early Bird rates for Mt Hutt remain unchanged.

“Early Bird Season Passes have been on sale since late last year, but we always get a last-minute rush so we’re urging people to not to leave it till the final hours on Thursday night,” said NZSki GM Sales and Marketing Craig Douglas.

“These are the lowest available rates and great value, but after midnight on March 20 they go up to the full season price.

“If people buy now they can spread payments over three months until May, then when the temperature drops and the snow comes they’re ready to go with the freedom and flexibility of unlimited lift access at Mt Hutt.

“Developments at Mt Hutt have been well documented over summer and we’re right on schedule to have it all ready to go for the beginning of the season.”

Work being carried out for the 2014 season includes:
• New-look Triple Chair up-and-running
• New ‘get-on’ point for Triple making loading easier and faster
• New introductory ‘Sky High’ terrain park for freestyle skiers and boarders
• Two lines of features with jumps, rails and boxes
• Improvements to Virgin Mile trail

Families are well looked after as those with kids aged 10 and under receive a free day lift pass for Mt Hutt, whether they’re visitors or locals -- children in this age group can get a free season pass for a $20 admin fee.

The hugely successful Mt Hutt and Methven ‘Kids4Free’ programme continues for 2014, offering free transport, accommodation, meals and skiing for kids 10 and under.

Key 2014 Early Bird prices are:
• Mt Hutt Adult Season Pass $699 (full price $1049)
• Mt Hutt Midweek Adult Season Pass $429 (full price $549)
• NZSki Adult Season Pass for Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt $999 (full price $1499)

Youth and senior passes are also available. For a full price list and to buy Early Bird passes, visit www.nzski.com before midnight on March 20, 2014.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

BusinessDesk: APN's NZME Sees Future In Paywalls, Growth In Digital Sales

APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand, similar to what Germany's Die Welt uses, saying an 'integrated sales proposition' is helping it win market share, including ... More>>

Labour Party: Global Milk Prices Now Lowest In 6 Years

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Dairy prices ... More>>

BusinessDesk: NZ Inflation Expectations Creep Higher In June Survey

May 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses lifted their expectations for inflation over the next two years, sapping any immediate pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates, and prompting the kiwi dollar to jump higher. More>>

BusinessDesk: Lower Fuel Costs Drive Down NZ Producer Input, Output Prices

May 19 - Producer input and output prices fell in the first quarter, mainly reflecting lower fuel costs and weakness in prices of meat and dairy products. More>>

Media: Fairfax Media NZ Announces Senior Editorial Team

Fairfax Media New Zealand has today confirmed its new editorial leadership team, as part of a transformation of its newsrooms aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across digital and print. More>>

Science: Flavonoids Reduce Cold And Cough Risk

Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk Research from the University of Auckland shows eating flavonoids – found in green tea, apples, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions – can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The research, ... More>>


BusinessDesk: RBNZ House Alert Speech The Catalyst For Government Action

Prime Minister John Key all but conceded that pressure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for concerted action on rampant Auckland house prices was one of the main catalysts for the government's weekend announcements about tightly ... More>>

BusinessDesk: How To Fall Foul Of The New Housing Tax Rules: Tips From IRD

Just because you rented out your investment property doesn't absolve you from paying tax, says the Inland Revenue Department in a summary of commonly made mistakes by non-professional property investors when it comes to their tax liability.More>>

Legal: Superdiversity Law, Policy And Business Stocktake Announced

Mai Chen, Managing Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, today announced the establishment ... More>>

Housing: More House Price Gains Expected

House price expectations remain high, with a net 56% of respondents expecting house prices will increase. Fears of higher interest rates are fading, consistent with the RBNZ’s signals this year. Affordability and a lack of houses for ... More>>

TDDA: State-Of-The-Art Drug Testing Laboratory To Open In Auckland

World leading drug testing agencies, The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) and Omega Laboratories, open New Zealand laboratory More>>

Network: Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband Into Wellington

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington. The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news