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Merry Christmas everyone. We hope that you enjoy your summer vacation, have fun and travel safe. For those of you that are traveling to the northern hemisphere to get some pow the season has started early across the planet which makes you wonder about climate change.

England and Europe is already getting heavy and frequent snow storms which recently caused havoc with heavy flooding across England and killer blizzards across Belgium and northern Germany. North America too has also seen a great start to the season from coast to coast. Heavy flooding across California translating to a record snowfall for Mammoth Mountain who received 154” (391cm) in 3 days! We can just dream of that sort of snow in New Zealand. After the latest first snowfall in Japan in 120 years, heavy snow has now hit wide areas of Japan from December 10th so it is now looking much better to hit the slopes in the land of the rising sun.

If you’re thinking of heading overseas this season make sure that you give Dive Fish Snow a call.

Back home, what a crazy spring and start to summer! After a warm winter temperatures cooled down in October and into November. Now, even though things have warmed up again the odd southerly blast comes through with snow for the mountains. Cardrona had 15cms of snow on the 7th of December and check out this vid at Hutt after the same storm!!

In our latest poll let us know if you have bought, or will be buying and early season pass for a New Zealand ski or board area for 2013... or maybe you think that the Mayans were right and there’s no point.

Whatever you do this summer, get into it and have a blast.

Scotty - Snow Editor


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Turoa, full of secrets.

Ryo AONO (Jpn) won the SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP HALFPIPE at Cardrona. Massive air with fast technical spins!!

Firm conditions and wind didn't hold back the Junior Interfields race with over 70 competitors taking part in the second race of the season at Mt Hutt


Ski Holidays to Canada USA & Japan

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow - over 3metres of snowfall already in North America!!

Many Resorts opened early yet again and are recording bases of over 1 – 2metres of natural light dry powder snow – here’s a sneak peak at some recent pics - talk about jealous!

Our Video Pick.

Whistler Video. Click to play


Whistler and Jackson Hole have had 3.5m and 2.5m respectively, with Whistler recording a base of nearly 2m, and nearly half a metre of snowfall in just one week.

During the season, we will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with the snowfall and conditions in North America and Japan, so don't forget to check and bookmark the 2012-2013 Snow updates here

If you are still holding off booking, there is still space available in February and March, and if you do want to spend Easter in the snow, now is the time to lock in those dates! The Easter bunny will still visit you in the snow!

Or if you are thinking about the possibility of a skiing holiday in the April school holidays - we can assure you that the amazing ski fields in Banff, Alberta will be open right through until May.

So get the family together and plan your skiing and snowboarding fix for the 2013 Easter or April school holidays and be toned and ready for when our season starts.

Tempted? Call us now and be a part of it all!

NZ Ph: +64-9-479 2210 or
Toll Free NZ: 0508 348 334
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Australia Free Phone AUS: 1800-042-195

If you are as excited about another amazing season, just as much as the resorts are, and cannot make it work to get there this season, then start putting the wheels in motion to make sure you experience a skiing holiday of a lifetime in 2013/14 – don’t let everyone else have all the fun!

Thinking of a 2013-14 Ski Holiday

Plan now for 2013-14 with our Early Bird VIP Club.

Early Bird Specials VIP Club

When Airfare specials are released, it’s manic and panic time as you often have 1 week to book and pay for your international flights. Then you are under pressure to sort out your land arrangements.

And that is where we come in...

Plan early by talking to one of our Dive Fish Snow Travel Ski Consultant. We will work with you to help you select the resort to suit your needs, along with the dates and a budget, so when the airfare specials are released next year, you are in control and can take full advantage of every benefit & maximise savings available to you.

Here’s how to Plan early and save.

Step One- Join the Dive Fish Snow Travel 2013-2014 Early Bird VIP Club and we will register you in the club for next year.

Step Two - A dedicated Consultant will call you around April/May 2013, and will work with you to plan your dream Ski Holiday to Canada, USA or Japan. Then you can set a budget for it and apply for your leave before everyone else!

Step Three - Take advantage of those Early Bird Specials as early as possible and lock in the very best early bird deals for you for accommodation and lift passes.

Step Four - Now Just Add Air!! - We will have everything in place so once the airfare specials are released we can move quickly and efficiently! Because you are in control!

Step Five - Now relax knowing you’ve got the best deals on airfares, accommodation and lift passes, and will have the ski holiday of a lifetime

It's never too early to start planning your next snow holiday. There is a good reason for this - Huge Savings!

Be Organised and Save

By getting organised early you get what you want, when you want it, and at the best prices to fit within your budget.

Don't pay more than you have to.

Don't make the mistake many are making even now - by leaving it until October/November to book your ski holiday for a White Christmas, because it will cost you a lot more and availability is scarce to non-existent, and this disappoints us, as much as it does you. Join the Early bird VIP Club and be ahead of the rest.

Start by joining our Early Bird VIP Club for Free Now »

Extra Bonus Week added

8 weeks of Giveaways to Christmas on our Facebook page.

8 weeks

Are you following us on Facebook? If not, 'Like' us now and enter our fantastic weekly draws of prize packs full of goodies from some of our top Ski Resorts. Our 8 weeks competition finished this week but we have added a Bonus Last Week of offerings for Snow.co.nz followers. This will be our last week of prize giveaways for this year with a MegaPack full of goodies from many of the resorts including Whistler, Jackson Hole, Sun Peaks, Japan, Copper, Whitewater and Red Mountain. So don't forget to enter!! Don't forget to share your amazing ski holiday pics with us when you return from North America or Japan, and let's show everyone how amazing a ski holiday overseas is.

Join the Fun and Win »

Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, USA

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  • The Power of 4 mountains on one great Lift Pass
  • Incredible skiing – incredible powder and so much variety
  • Authentic Ski town with unparalleled dining, shopping and legendary nightlife
  • Famous for steeps, bumps and incredible views
  • 44 runs and over 5,000 combined hectares of ski terrain

With a reputation as ‘the world’s greatest ski town, Aspen/Snowmass remains the centre of North Americas mountain culture. If it’s happening, it’s definitely happening here, with something to excite every member of your family or group.

Read more about Skiing in Aspen Snowmass here.

Telluride, Colorado, USA


  • Magnificent beauty of a European inspired Mountain Village
  • Gentle wide open slopes with spectacular views
  • Rich mining history and historic charm
  • Challenging in-bounds skiing and perfectly shaped bumps
  • Fashion district like no other

Adding to Telluride’s charm, Mountain village European elegance, and expansive terrain options on mountain, the ski resort now boasts some of the finest culinary options in the ski industry.

Read more about Skiing in Telluride here.

Win a Holiday
Dive Fish Snow Travel
NZ Ph: +64-9-479 2210 or
Toll Free NZ: 0508 348 334
Australia Free Phone AUS: 1800-042-195


No competitions this week the cupboard is bare! Stay tuned as we will shake down our sponsors and see what snow gear we can get hold of to give away over Summer!

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