Sun, snow, beats and parties are the name of the game next month as Queenstown ski areas Coronet Peak and The Remarkables celebrate spring with five days and nights of action and fun.Read More
Mountain Safety - Snow and Avalanches
The North Face: Know Your Boundaries Series
Kent Scheler, Lead Guide for Teton Gravity Research, The North Face athletes Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Xavier de la Rue, Jimmy Chin, and Dale Atkins, President of the American Avalanche Association, provide insight on how to how to push the limits in the backcountry without exceeding your boundaries. There are 5 videos in the series all together.
The NZSki avalanche safety programme is operated according to the "New Zealand Guidelines for Weather Snow and Avalanche Observations" (these meet accepted international standards) and is staffed with Avalanche Stage 1 and Avalanche Stage 2 qualified avalanche professionals.
Our Patrol teams operate with Avalanche SAR Dog capability - the dogs are qualified according to the New Zealand Alpine Search Dog Association and the New Zealand Police, and form part of a nation wide team of alpine search and rescue professionals.
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Search and Rescue is most often required outside the ski area boundary, and our Patrol teams at each ski area have trained for many years to deal with every form of ski area emergency. Each team member has an excellent understanding of snow - continuous observations of weather and snow-pack allow us to monitor and manage the snow's increasing or decreasing stability within the ski area throughout the season.
The NZSki Patrol team are dedicated and experienced personnel, passionate about what they do and where they work. Most of our Patrol team have been with us for many years and continue to contribute a wealth of experience and skill to ensuring our areas are as safe as they can be. Patrol are out everyday making sure the snow-pack and terrain is safe.
You may not see them all of the time, however rest assured they are always working to ensure your safe enjoyment and if required they will respond to your needs very quickly. Please observe all avalanche closures as explosives control work may be carried out at any time.
For more Avalanche information please visit the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council's Avalanche Centre website.
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The day doesn’t have to end at 4pm. On Friday and Saturday night the Coronet Express and the Meadows Express stay open until 9pm. Have some runs under lights, grab a pizza from the restaurant and sit round one of the braziers on the deck. What a great end to the day.Read More