New Zealand Snow Conditions Update

Mon 23 June 14

The season has started slowly in New Zealand and the recent weather patterns have meant that little natural snow has fallen. Above average temperatures have also meant the possibility of snow making seems remote.

New Zealand Snow Conditions Update

New Zealand Snow Conditions Update © Cardrona Resort

One of the lucky resorts was Cardrona where they opened for the season went despite this going down to the wire. Luckily the  opening weekend got the go ahead, and it looks like a lot of fun was had.
 
 
Other resorts were not so lucky and the knock on effect of the slow start meant that Whakapapa and Turoa have had to defer their opening dates until snow levels allow. Upper level slopes still have a decent level of snow but the temperatures need to fall to allow the trails to become rideable.
 
This follows on from the News late last week the The Remarkables would delay it’s opening until the snow levels were sufficient.
Ski area manager Ross Lawrence said he was “determined” to ensure conditions were right before unveiling the much-anticipated new Curvey Basin Chair, terrain improvements and sealed access road to guests.   
 
“We’re making good progress towards achieving sufficient snow cover, and that’s being assessed daily so the ski area can open as soon as possible,” said Mr Lawrence.
 
“Everything is all ready and waiting, and our hard-working team is excited to get things going.  We just have to wait for Mother Nature to deliver the goods.
 
“We had some superb early-season snow dumps in May, but the recent weather system over the South Island hasn’t yet topped up that early snow enough for us to open.  
 
We will be updating you as and when the snow situation improves at the other resorts and reporting all the opening dates on the site!

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