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06 March 2012 09:53
The $500 million investment in the region will see Porters Heights become a premier destination for ski holiday enthusiasts
A ski resort in New Zealand is to benefit from a $500 million expansion after authorities in the region accepted plans for development.
The Craigiebum Range skifield at Porters Heights will take over 10 years to build and will result in more than $1 billion worth of economic benefit for the Cantebury region over the period. The plans involve further development of the existing resort as well as extra infrastructure investment to allow expansion into the Crystal Valley.
By 2015, $60 million worth of investment will see the inclusion of upgraded chairlifts and a new gondola lift, while a further $100 million will be spent on developing the ski village.
ski travel holidays will ultimately be able to take advantage of a range of upgraded facilities at the finished development. These include a 3,400-bed alpine village with a hotel and individual chalets, new skilifts and a hot pools complex.
The new facilities will be available out of season as they can convert into summer hiking and biking activity resorts, allowing tourists to benefit from year-round use of the new development.
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