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 © 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!
Tue 24 June 14, Las Lenas, Argentina
Whilst other countries maybe struggling for the white stuff many resorts in Argentina and Chile fared a lot better for their opening weekend. There is already a healthy snow base in many of the resorts thanks to some early season snow dumps.
Wed 25 June 14, Perisher, Australia
This storm has delivered a wonderful 120cm of fresh snow over 2 days.
Thu 26 June 14, Falls Creek, Australia
The 2014 season got underway at Falls Creek yesterday and with more lifts set to open today and snow predicted things are looking promising for the coming season.
Thu 26 June 14
British Ski and Snowboard, the National Governing Body for skiing and snowboarding in the UK, has been awarded £4.89 million by UK Sport over the next four years following a year of unrivalled success for British snowsports and a record breaking performance in Sochi.
Mon 30 June 14, Coronet Peak , New Zealand
Night Skiing at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak kicked off over the weekend (June 27 and 28) with crisp clear nights and plenty of fun on the snow.