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Changing Times at Coronet Peak: From a cosy ski club to costly commercialism, and having to make their own snow

July 4, 2020

In this post I talk about a visit to Coronet Peak, which started out as a club field in 1947 but is now commercial. I also talk about the old days when skiing was a way to get around and not yet a sport, and how it seems that back then the snow lay on Coronet Peak all year round. These days it's melting away, and the field has to use the largest collection of snow-making machines in the Southern Hemisphere. The cost of which is, no doubt, included in the inflated price of today's ski passes!

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