The toll continues to climb for Mt Hutt visitors. An 80 year old died as he was preparing to run a race slope:. This brings the number of deaths this season up to six
June 13 – Queenstown mum Janine Learmonth, 32, suffers a serious neck injury after being trapped by a chairlift safety bar at Coronet Peak
June 14 – Arthur Richardson, 60, from Christchurch, dies after his car veers off the access road at Mt Hutt and down a cliff when driving home from the mountain
June 23 – A 21-year-old female American student dies in hospital in Christchurch days after seriously injuring herself while skiing off-trail at Mt Hutt
July 12 – Christchurch woman Dimity Anne Tomkins, 54, dies after falling while skiing outside the boundary of the Mt Hutt skifield
August 6 – Snowboarder Nello Donaggio, 30, dies after sliding 100 metres at Mt Hutt and suffering multiple fractures and a major head injury
August 10 – An 80-year-old Japanese man dies at hospital in Dunedin after seriously injuring himself in a fall while skiing at Coronet Peak

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