Story: Skiing

Tourist hotels

Tourist hotels

Building hotels for tourists helped some commercial skifields grow. The Hermitage at Aoraki/Mt Cook and Chateau Tongariro at Mt Ruapehu were two early examples. This poster promoting rail travel recommends both hotels as destinations for people taking part in winter sports.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Commercial skifields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 October 2022)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007