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70cm of Snow in 72 Hours in New Zealand

There have been some big snowfalls in New Zealand over the past few days, transforming conditions after a slow start to the 2019 ski season there.

Ski areas have posted accumulations of up to 70cm in the past few and base depths have reached 3 metres (10 feet) at one area, the deepest in the southern hemisphere by more than a metre.

The news isn’t all good though at present as some ski areas are closed due to the accompanying gale force winds, some as after all the snow their slopes are so full no one else can get on and at least one, Manganui, the one with the 3m base, because the weather warmed up after the snow.

There have been some big snowfalls in New Zealand over the past few days, transforming conditions after a slow start to the 2019 ski season there.

Ski areas have posted accumulations of up to 70cm in the past few and base depths have reached 3 metres (10 feet) at one area, the deepest in the southern hemisphere by more than a metre.

A Steller Day | Coronet Peak

We've had a steller day with sun, snow and good times ⭐️ We're now gearing up for Sony PlayStation night ski. As the groomers head up the M1 we will be keeping the t-bar open until the M1 re-opens at 5pm and closing Greengates due to strong winds.#GoodTimes #CoronetPeak #Queenstown

Posted by Coronet Peak on Friday, 2 August 2019

 

At others though conditions have already cleared after the snowfall resulting in a great skiing conditions.  Such as at Coronet Peak above today.

More snowfall is expected over the coming week but with lighter falls and less extreme conditions.