22 Jan 2020

Summer access fee planned for Remarkables ski field road

From Checkpoint, 5:24 pm on 22 January 2020

A major South Island ski operator plans to install a barrier and charge people to access the popular road to the Remarkables ski area near Queenstown during summer.

NZSki, which maintains the Remarkables Road will charge motorists $10 from early next month until the ski season starts.

That's prompted fierce criticism from mountaineers, who say it will be an obstacle for locals and visitors who want to soak up the views of the Remarkables.

Anan Zaki filed this report.