A new ice bar is open in New Zealand.
12 July 2012
Blue sky days and perfect ski conditions make for thirsty work on Coronet Peak, New Zealand, so finding a fully stocked bar at the top of Green Gates chair lift is a welcome sight. Staff carved a bar out of the ice last season, and it proved so popular that a full bar is now available at the top of the chairlift catering for thirsty skiers and boarders. Our picture shows Lukas from Uruguay and Ludo from France ready to serve.
Brilliant blue skies over the last 10 days have kept the outdoor bar busy. Shane Edmond from Christchurch thinks it’s fantastic. “It is a great addition up on the field to be able to enjoy a drink in the sunshine. It’s also good to get away from the crowd at the base and relax up here,” he said.
The Ice Bar joins Heidi’s Hut in Rocky Gully, and the Base Building in providing refreshments on Coronet Peak. “All up we have five outlets for skiers and boarders to grab a bite, or to relax and recharge with a full meal and drinks on the mountain”, said Craig Douglas, Sales and Marketing General Manager. The Ice Bar has comfortable bean bags and a wide range of drinks
and snacks for all ages.”
The bar is groomed each day and is open throughout the season.
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