Ski hills ‘live and die’ on snowmaking – NZSki

Ski hills ‘live and die’ on snowmaking – NZSki
Coronet Peak had less than half its average annual snowfall, and is focusing on summer activities. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
An influx of Australian skiers into the Southern Lakes kept a lid on dropping tourist numbers over the winter season, with a combined 906,000 visitors hitting the slopes across the region’s four major ski fields.That’s down 12% on the record 1.05 million skiers during last year’s pandemic bounce-back season after generally poor snow conditions saw a stutter-start to the 2023 season, which technically kicked off on July 1 and ran for 85 days.Australian visitors accounted for about one-third of all visitors to the four main Otag...

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