Corin Forest facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCorin Forest
|Location||Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Base elevation||1,200 metres (3,900 ft)|
|Longest run||Magic Carpet ride 80 metres (260 ft)|
Corin Forest Mountain Resort (elevation 1200m) is a commercial ski field and tourist destination located in the Tidbinbilla Range, south west of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Situated in a mountain ash forest near the Namadgi National Park, in winter, it offers Australia's most northerly lifted ski area, and the closest to the national capital of Canberra. A 1.2 km mountain slide operates in the warmer months.
History and mountain statistics
In the 1980s and 1990s, limited downhill skiing took place at Corin Forest. A development plan for Corin had been drafted following the 2003 Canberra bushfires which would see three 600m chairlifts installed together with snowmaking facilities and accommodation at this site.
New owners took over in 2013 and installed a beginners' magic carpet ski lift for the 2016 season, expanded snow making facilities, and invested in ski hire equipment, a ski school and ski first aid to service an 80-metre-long and 60-metre-wide slope, with capacity for a maximum of 150 people.
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