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Sooo many great snow photos this week. Send us yours. Sooo much snow and more on the way. They is so much to say and show we though that we would just stick to lists, links and stats.

The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival starts tomorrow.
Cardrona opening tomorrow with over a metre of snow! They have the best snow since at least 2002!
The Remarks opening Saturday with a metre of snow!
Dobson opening Saturday with over a metre of snow!
Broken River opening Saturday with over a metre of snow!
Openings will be dependant upon road closures, avalanche safety and weather conditions on the day.

Road Pass Snow Warning during this storm cycle.
Desert Road 20-30cms
Lewis Pass 70-100cms
Arthurs Pass 40-60cms
Porters Pass 110-150cms

Proposed Opening Dates
20th June Cardrona
21st June - The Remarkables, Dobson, Broken River
26th June Lyford
27th June - Treble Cone, Porters.
29th June - Whakapapa, Turoa, Hanmer Springs, Ohau, Snowfarm.
1st July - Queenstown Snowcats
6th July - Rainbow, Craigieburn, Cheeseman, Olympus, Roundhill.
12th July - Dobson
13th July - Tukino, Fox Peak,
Manganui are technically open but will fire up the lifts as soon as they have sufficient snow.

To our internet polls: So far it seems that 74% of voters seem to think that it is a good idea that The Remarkables is totally smoke free and Coronet & Mt Hutt no staff are able to smoke on the mountain. . VOTE NOW.

Make sure that you check out the go on the snow. The New Zealand Snow Sports Events Calendar is updated regularly. Some upcoming key events are;
29 June - Ohakune Mardi-Gras
21-30 June - American Express Queenstown Winter Festival
6 July - Ohau Hooley & Irish Winter Games
10 July - Ice Carving at Treble Cone
13th July - New Zealand Winter School Holidays Start
18-21 July - Warren Miller's Flow State in Arrowtown

If you'replanning to ride this weekend, be prepared on the roads and the mountains, get into it and have a blast.

Scotty - Snow Editor

p.s.Cheeseman is looking for 2 Ski Instructors for the 2013 Ski Season (3 months July – September). Applicants will preferably have NZ level 3 qualifications but we would possibly consider Level 2. We offer an excellent friendly working environment with on mountain accommodation and meals provided as part of the package. For more information or to apply please go to http://www.mtcheeseman.co.nz/jobs/



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Snow in Methven this morning. What an Amazing Space!!

Knock Knock Who's there? Snow! Snow who? Snow use, I've forgotten my key again! This what greeted our Patrol this morning opening their front door! 80cm and still snowing!

"Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity." by Novala Takemoto. Too Deep? Well it is at Craigieburn !!

Cardrona have had AT LEAST 60cm and it is still falling heavily. Dave Collett our head groomer is calling it the best start since at least 2002… wow!


‘Winter is coming,’ warns Jim Hickey

One News weather presenter Jim Hickey has abandoned his usual weather forecasting format in favour of warning viewers that “winter is coming, and it’s coming for us all.”. Read more...

‘Best Snow Conditions in Years’ as The Remarkables Celebrates Opening

The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown kick starts its 2013 season this Saturday (June 22) with some of the best snow conditions seen in years and the entire mountain open for business.. Read more...


Ski Area Fri 21stSat 22ndSun 23rd
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North Canterburydaylightsnowdaylightsnowdaylightsnowdaylightsnowdaycleardayclear
The MacKenziedaylightsnowdaylightsnowdaylightsnowdaypartclouddaycleardaypartcloud

Forecast for New Zealand ski areas supplied by snow-forecast.com



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