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Old 05-23-2008, 07:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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"Fresh Snow Blankets Southern Alps

With impeccable timing, mother nature blanketed Queenstown ski areas Coronet Peak and The Remarkables with heaps of new snow over the past 24 hours.

Just two weeks out from opening day on 7 June, this snow dump marks a great start to the region’s winter season, said Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager Hamish McCrostie.


Coronet Peak Rentals Crew (Amy Fitzhenry, Tom Cresswell and Andrew Stitt) enjoying the new snow this morning


“We’ve received 40cm of snow over the past 24 hours and it’s still snowing lightly. We’re all getting pretty excited about opening day and the big reveal of our fantastic new base building and deck,” he said.

Snowmaking at Coronet Peak is scheduled to start next week, following commissioning of the new system.


New snow at Coronet Peak

Across the valley, The Remarkables has received 20cm of snow in the past two days.

Ross Lawrence, Ski Area Manager at The Remarkables, said it’s a promising sign.

“We’ve had a lovely thick blanket of snow, not just a stormy dusting. Winter is sending the right signals; it’s definitely on the way,” said Mr Lawrence.

Coronet Peak is scheduled to open on 7 June, The Remarkables on 21 June and Mt Hutt on 14 June."

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Cadrona with 25cm+ and with more on the way


25cms of new snow has fallen today (22/05) at Cardrona with more on the way.


25cms of new snow (22/05) at Cardrona's base with more in the forecast. La Nina La finished


"New snow across the South Island and more due, cannot remember when we had such a consistant amount of snowfall in May. It looks as though Al Nina (which keeps it warm) has faded sufficiently for a cool winter."
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nice pictures. I hope you have a great season there with awesome conditions. Not sure who from Winter Park will be at Coronet this season.

I do remember once this spring we were riding around in a clinic and we stopped and the trainer asked about snow conditions. I mentioned that I felt it was rather firm and icy. Both the trainer and the other Kiwi's in the group gave me this look and then started laughing at me. Something like "you should come try out the conditions around Wanaka" was mentioned. Apparently it would normally would have been almost powder conditions to them.
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Cool picture, I hope to see more and more . I love it at the beginning of the season when you start getting those first snowfalls that you been waiting for.
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Treble Cone received another 15cm overnight bringing the snow level up to 30cm at the base lodge and its still falling heavily. (23/05) - Snow.co.nz



COME ON RUAPEHU STOP FALLING BEHIND!!!!!!

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Old 05-28-2008, 11:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Treble Cone received another 15cm overnight bringing the snow level up to 30cm at the base lodge and its still falling heavily. (23/05) - Snow.co.nz



COME ON RUAPEHU STOP FALLING BEHIND!!!!!!
^^ tell me about it!!! i wonder if it will open on schedule?
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:52 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I don't think so, It's supposed to snow lightly sunday but im hoping thats wrong and we get the usual big queens birthday weekend slamming of snow. The snow guns are about to or have just started too. Me and 5 mates have a hut up there for 5 days in late july, should be sweet by then.


"TC[Treble Cone] fires up its snowmaking for the season on top of 60cm of natural on the Saddle and 25cm of natural in the base area... and it's only May! " - Snow.co.nz



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I don't think so, It's supposed to snow lightly sunday but im hoping thats wrong and we get the usual big queens birthday weekend slamming of snow. The snow guns are about to or have just started too. Me and 5 mates have a hut up there for 5 days in late july, should be sweet by then.


"TC[Treble Cone] fires up its snowmaking for the season on top of 60cm of natural on the Saddle and 25cm of natural in the base area... and it's only May! " - Snow.co.nz


There seems to be a lot of coverage already, I bet you're pretty excited about getting this season started. Keep those pictures coming
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If you run into a really tall fellow named Ritchie W. teaching privates down there, buy him a pint for me. I hope he has a great season down there. Things got kinda crazy for him at the end of the season here.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:56 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I heard that conditions in AUS are kind of icy, does the same hold true for NZ.

What are differences in elevations of the tallest peaks of the two countries?
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like almost everywhere it depends on when and where you go
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