Introducing Spring

Spring has arrived! Some would say it arrived early this year with unseasonably warm weather in August (apart from the Snow Storm).  More blue sky and mild temperatures have accompanied the introduction of spring in Lake Tekapo. While the weather has been amazing, it also unfortunately means the Snow Tube Slope is melting rather fast. You know what this means…. Time is running out to experience the Snow Tubing slope for the last time in 2011!

Alpine Springs after Snow

Alpine Springs after Snow

Lake Tekapo has had a fantastic week with numerous tourism operators in the region winning awards. Following on from Alpine Springs 2010 success as the South Canterbury Tourism and Hospitality Supreme Award winner, we’re delighted that at last Friday evening’s finals Earth & Sky won the Visitor Attractions and Activity Experience section, and Peppers Bluewater Resort won the Classic Accommodation Experience section. Congratulations! But it does not stop there; Air Safaris achieved Scenic Flight Category Winner, NZ wide for a second year running with Glacier Explorers the other Mackenzie finalist in Rankers.co.nz annual awards. Well-done Tekapo!

Reflected Nebula around Antares - Photography by Fraser Gunn

Reflected Nebula around Antares - Photography by Fraser Gunn

September is set to be another exciting month; Alpine Springs in association with Peppers Bluewater Resort and The Breeze radio station are giving away fifteen double packages for a weekend in Lake Tekapo. This includes accommodation and breakfast from Peppers Bluewater Resort and Hot Pool entry with a 60-minute massage from Alpine Springs. The promotion runs for the first three weeks of September (so listen to the Breeze) or visit The Breeze website to register.

Karls-Cup Ice Hockey

Karls-Cup Ice Hockey

Alpine Springs has again been graced with the presence of several Schools throughout the week. Teachers and students alike have been putting their balance to the test learning how to Ice Skate and flying down the Snow tubing slope at Alpine Springs. It would be fair to say the young students are faster learners than their own teachers. Homemade toasties have been flying out the door in the Café along with the school lunches prepared by the fantastic staff at Alpine Springs. Enjoy a range of snacks and beverages as you enjoy Alpine Springs.

Schools enjoying the Ice

Schools enjoying the Ice

Alpine Springs would like to thank Temuka Primary School, Taieri Beach School, Ardgowan School, St Josephs School and Ocean View Heights School for being part of an enjoyable week at Alpine Springs.

Karl’s Cup was contended this week at Alpine Springs by the local U13 teams playing each other. This was a fantastic night, where Karl’s Cup was awarded and following the U13 Ice Hockey game parents partook in a friendly game with the teams. The U13 Teams are made up of local youths who play against each other over the winter, it is effectively one club. This was another fun and social night at Alpine Springs as the youth ran away with the game through superior skating skills and fitness.

Face off at Karl's Cup Ice Hockey

Face off at Karl's Cup Ice Hockey

Next week the Alpine Springs Day Spa is going to promote it’s latest monthly special. This will be promoted on facebook and through the website. Don’t miss out on this fantastic deal! Speaking of missing out, time is running short for the Ice Rink and Snow Tubing Park. Get in quick to catch the last few weeks of Alpine Springs as a winter destination. Over Summer the Ice Skating rink will be transformed into a Inline and Roller Skating Rink.

Alpine Springs Spa-Products

Alpine Springs Spa-Products

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