27 Apr 2020

Ski fields likely to open at alert level 2, with reduced attendance - NZ Ski

10:23 am on 27 April 2020

The ski industry is cautiously optimistic it will be able to open for a locals' season under alert level 2, and for visitors under level 1.

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It has been meeting with the government to understand how ski fields can be run safely and consistently under Covid-19 restrictions.

NZ Ski runs Coronet Peak, the Remarkables in Queenstown and Mt Hutt in Canterbury, and its chief executive Paul Anderson said it was expecting a quarter of the normal number of visitors in Queenstown and half at Mt Hutt.

He said work would be done to ensure social distancing.

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