WINTER PARK, Colo. – Those looking for some of the best year-round skiing and riding in the world have yet another destination option with the Rocky Mountain Super Pass+ (RMSP+) which has added Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand. With the purchase of lodging, RMSP+ pass holders now have the opportunity to ski up to seven days at Cardrona and with the preexisting benefit of seven days at Mt. Ruapehu on the country's northern island, explore the entire length of one of the world's most exotic destinations.
With the addition of Cardrona, RMSP+ pass holders now have access to five resorts in Colorado; Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Steamboat, and Winter Park Resort; Alyeska Resort in Alaska; and Cardrona and Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand for a total of eight mountains to experience.
Located in the Central Lakes District on New Zealand's south island, Cardrona is just a 50 minute drive from the Queenstown airport, nestled in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Among the country's largest resorts with over 850 acres of skiable terrain, Cardrona is known for its wide open groomers, which makes it a popular destination for families and freestylers. The resort also has an array of on-mountain apartments, allowing visitors to wake up with the slopes literally at their feet. With winter currently in full-swing in New Zealand, RMSP+ pass holders can take advantage of this added benefit now, wait until next summer, or both.
"The southern hemisphere has long been a mecca for snow lovers worldwide and we're excited to partner with one of New Zealand's premier ski destinations," said Matt Bowers, Intrawest Chief Marketing Officer. "Adding Cardrona Alpine Resort gives RMSP+ pass holders the opportunity to experience year-round skiing and riding while enjoying the natural beauty and majestic grandeur of New Zealand's south island."
Cardrona pass holders will also have an opportunity to chase snow during their summer with a total of seven days across three of Colorado's premier resorts; Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, and Copper Mountain, also with the purchase of lodging.
"We're very excited to join the RMSP+ family and welcome their guests from North America and all over the world," said Cardrona Alpine Resort General Manager Bridget Legnavsky. "The added bonus for our season pass holders to ski and snowboard in Colorado is an amazing experience we can't wait to share with them."
The RMSP+ is currently on sale for $559 for adults but that price is only guaranteed through September 7. For more information on all the benefits afforded to RMSP+ pass holders or to purchase, please visit www.skicolorado.com.
ABOUT INTRAWEST RESORTS HOLDINGS, INC.
Intrawest is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel experiences to its customers for over three decades. The Company wholly owns six four-season mountain resorts with approximately 8,000 skiable acres and over 1,130 acres of land available for real estate development. Intrawest's mountain resorts are geographically diversified across most of North America's major ski regions, including the Eastern United States, the Rocky Mountains, and Canada. The Company also operates an adventure travel business, the cornerstone of which is Canadian Mountain Holidays, a leading heli-skiing adventure company in North America. Additionally, the Company operates a comprehensive real estate business through which it manages, markets and sells vacation club properties; manages condominium hotel properties; and sells and markets residential real estate. Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SNOW). For more information, visit www.intrawest.com.
ABOUT COPPER MOUNTAIN RESORT
An easily navigable, pedestrian-friendly, true mountain village lies in the heart of this affordable, accessible Colorado resort. Located just 75 miles west of Denver off Interstate 70, Copper Mountain is a year-round mountain getaway offering a low-key, genuine feeling that is inclusive and comfortable for all. From unforgettable naturally divided skiing and riding in the winter highlighted by unique year-round action sport progression focused programming with Woodward Copper, to the perfect summer mountain temperature for hiking and mountain biking inclusive with dramatic views of the Rocky Mountain's Ten Mile Range, Copper Mountain is quintessential Colorado.
ABOUT CARDRONA ALPINE RESORT
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a New Zealand-owned ski resort nestled in the Crown Range between Wanaka and Queenstown. With a fun-filled, family atmosphere coupled with wide, open runs and an abundance of intermediate terrain, Cardrona is welcoming and enjoyable to ride. Cardrona is also the home of the NZ Park and Pipe team, with world-class freestyle facilities including a World Cup Slopestyle Course and Australasia's only 22ft World Cup Halfpipe. Cardrona has on-mountain accommodation, 5 distinctly different cafes, four kids' centres, and a highly qualified and experienced ski and snowboard school. In the summer months Cardrona is open for mountain biking and other alpine adventure activities.