With 2018 Season Start Just Weeks Away – Heavy Snowfall in New Zealand

STORY BY Patrick Thorne 22nd May 2018

Ski areas in New Zealand have been reporting some heavy snowfall ahead of the start of the 2018 ski season there in a little over a fortnight’s time.

Although no official totals have yet been published, Cardrona reported it had received more than 40cm of fresh snow overnight and that the snow was still falling.

The Remarkables also reported heavy snow with 21cm measured on Monday and another 20cm on Tuesday and again the snow still falling.

Snowing at The Remarks

It's snowing again!! The weather cleared for a litle while yesterday afternoon and now it's back! 10-15cm so far and counting, that's on top of the 21cm we received into yesterday morning. Another front is due on Thursday . . . . WINTER HAS ARRIVED at THE REMARKABLES#snowisfalling #comeskiremarks #skiqueenstown #letitsnow

Posted by The Remarkables on Monday, 21 May 2018

 

The snowy weather is expected to continue this week and in to next week with more fronts coming in.

It could be perfect timing for the start of the season scheduled for June 8th/9th at Cardrona, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables.

Coronet Peak and Turoa at Mt Ruapehu should open a week later although Ruapehu will also open the Happy Valley area on June 3rd using all-weather snowmaking technology.

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