The Remarkables: Multi-million-dollar new development announced
NZSki CEO Paul Anderson said it was “perfect timing” to announce the “green light” for growth at The Remarkables as skiers and boarders contemplated plans for next season.
“The new chairlift at The Remarkables will quickly and efficiently open up two new runs and considerably more terrain, giving people all the more reason to experience its alpine environment. We know it will be a huge drawcard and a development that’s eagerly-awaited,” he said.
Up at Canterbury’s Mt Hutt, the Triple Chairlift bottom station that was destroyed by an avalanche earlier this year will be replaced in time for the start of the 2014 winter.
The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence said he and the ski area’s management team were “ecstatic” about getting underway with the lift and car parking project.
“A key factor will be the new lift’s ability to take up to 2,400 people an hour up the mountain to access new terrain and new trails. From there they can take their pick skiing or riding all the way back to the bottom of the Curvey lift or quickly and easily access all the runs and terrain parks available via the Sugar Bowl lift."
“As part of the earthworks we’ll be widening and upgrading some of the other trails in this area, and the new runs will feature 28 more snow guns."
“These all naturally lend themselves to fantastic skiing and snowboarding terrain, so we’re working towards providing even better product for our local, national and international guests.”
Mr Lawrence said work on the car park would involve re-alignment of the last 300m of road and the provision of more car parking space with easier access and more efficient parking.