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Mt Hutt delighted to announce opening day celebrations

Media Release from Mt Hutt

10 June 2014

Mt Hutt delighted to announce opening day celebrations

Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area is delighted to announce it will open for the 2014 season this Friday (June 13).

Thanks to a cold weather front that has hit the region over the past two days, the mountain now has a good covering of snow and is “all systems go”.

Mt Hutt Ski Area Manager James McKenzie welcomed the colder temperatures and said there was “a great buzz” in the nearby ski resort township of Methven.

“We’ve received around 30cm at the base and 40cm at the top of the mountain – and it’s still snowing. This is the weather everyone has been waiting for,” said Mr McKenzie.

“The snow we’ve received is nice and dense and puts us in good stead for the season because it will form a great base.

“Expected cold temperatures from tomorrow (Wednesday) onwards will consolidate the snowpack and enable us to top up our base with snowmaking at every opportunity before Friday.

“It was a tough decision to delay our scheduled opening a few days ago, but we believe it was the right choice. Now we’re looking forward to a fantastic opening day celebration on Friday with plenty of snow.”

The Summit 6 and Quad chairlifts will both be open on Friday accessing intermediate and advanced terrain as well as some off trail terrain. The Magic Carpet will be open in the beginners’ area for learners to get their first taste of fun on the snow.

The all new Sky High Terrain Park will also open with some small features to help skiers and snowboarders get their ‘freestyle legs’ back in action.

Coveted ‘First on the chair’ T-shirts will go to those waiting for their season to start at the Summit 6 and Quad chairs, while Amisfield bubbles will help the celebrations along.

All base building services will be open and operating including the Snowsports School and Skiwiland Early Childhood Centre, the retail shop, rentals, Sky High café and licensed bar, Hutt Base which serves coffee and is a licensed bar, and Hubers Hutt restaurant.

For the third year running the hugely popular 10-and-under Kids4Free promotion will run at Methven and Mt Hutt, where kids 10 and under receive free lift passes. Families with younger children will also benefit from an Early Childhood Centre that caters for littlies from 3 months to five years old.

For up-to-date snow conditions and information on facilities open go to www.nzski.com . For more information on the Kids4Free campaign, go to www.kids4free.co.nz

ENDS


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