WAITING FOR WINTER
15th June 2019 | James Cove, PlanetSKI Editor
Last modified on December 19th, 2019
Skiing is underway in New Zealand as resorts open, but more snow is needed in places. Australia is off to a cracking start. NEW
“Pop up for Sightseeing, Sledding and Snowplay. Take a ride on our brand new 6 seater Coronet Express, grab a coffee and check us out.”
On social media some questioned the point as they couldn’t ski.
“Why open at all ?? Sight seeing a waste of time,” said Mark White on the resort’s Facebook page.
200 hundred people did turn out on the Opening Day.
Elsewhere in New Zealand things are better – just.
“Cold, calm and clear conditions – ideal for snowmaking. We have opened the Shadow chairlift open for the first time this season. All off piste terrain have unmarked hazards with variable conditions,” said the resort.
6 out of 6 lifts are open.
The off piste is described as “firm”.
It’s been a great day on the mountain today with fine weather lasting throughout. Tomorrow it’s predicted to be mainly fine with some high cloud,” said the resort on Wednesday.
5 out of 5 lifts are open.
We will bring you news on some of the other NZ ski areas later, so do check back.
PlanetSKI was in the resort last summer:
At the moment it’s all a far cry from the snowfalls in Australia where the resorts are having a record-breaking start to winter as we have reported:
But the cannons are going in New Zealand and the temperatures are set to fall, so fingers crossed proceedings will get underway properly soon.
We’ll let you know when things do…
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