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Skia ora *|FNAME|*,

It's been an epic week with some snow falling in all ski areas. Those with snowmaking have also been pumping it out around the clock with cold temperature persisting. Snowbases are creeping up; In the North Island, Whakapapa is up to 80cms, Turoa has 145 & Manganui now has 65cms! Down south Treble Cone has 80, Remarkables 75, while Coronet, Cardrona, Ohau, Mt Hutt & Lyford all have around half a metre. There is enough out there now to have fun on, and the on-piste man-made snow is pretty consistent at the areas that have it.. All ski areas are now open with the exception of the central Canterbury club fields. Read the forecast below and keep an eye on the New Zealand Snow Forecasts to see if any more snow is on the way.

There are tonnes of events on this weekend:
Friday: Christmas in the Snow at Coronet
Saturday: Freeride Heli Day with Alpine Heliski, Ski Orienteering at Snowfarm and The TRIC slopestyle series at The Remarkables
Sunday: Junior Interfields Series at Treble Cone
Feature Events: The Peak to Peak Race - Individuals and teams of two to five people race by ski/ snowboard, mountain bike, kayak, foot and road bike from the top of the Remarkables Ski Area to Coronet Peak.  The course encompasses snow covered mountains, steep graveled and tarmac ski field access roads, State Highways and tarmac rural roads, public reserve, public walking / cycling tracks, and Lake Wakatipu. 
If you are over 30 make sure that you note on your calendar for next week the Land Rover Mt Hutt Masters kicks of from Tuesday culminating with a SuperG and Slalom next Friday and the big event, the Giant Slalom on Saturday 2nd August.

It's going to be a fine weekend, get out there and enjoy it!!
Scotty - Snow Editor

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North Island:

Tongariro National Park and the Ruahine Range: Mainly fine. A few showers developing this evening, with snow to 1000 metres, then clearing tomorrow evening. Egmont National Park: Occasional showers, with snow to 1200 metres, clearing tomorrow night. Tararua Range: Mainly fine. Cloudy at times, with a few showers. Winds: Southwesterlies, gale in exposed places tomorrow. FREEZING LEVEL: 1500 metres lowering to 1200 metres in east tomorrow.
FREEZING LEVEL: 1000 metres, rising to 1400 metres in the north tomorrow.
Saturday: Mainly fine, a few showers about Egmont National Park. Strong southwesterlies. FREEZING LEVEL: About 1400 metres.
Sunday: Mainly fine. Southwesterlies dying away. FREEZING LEVEL: About 1400 metres.

South Island:

Nelson Lakes National Parks: Showers west of Nelson Lakes National Park, with snow to 1000 metres. Clearing tomorrow evening and becoming fine everywhere. Elsewhere: Mainly fine. Winds: Southwesterlies, gale in exposed places.
FREEZING LEVEL: 1200 metres, rising to 1600 metres in northwest tomorrow.
Saturday: Mainly fine. Southwesterlies gradually dying away. FREEZING LEVEL: 1000 metres about the kaikoura ranges, becoming about 1300 metres elsewhere.
Sunday: Thickening high cloud. Northerlies developing. FREEZING LEVEL: 1300 metres in the north, rising to 1700 metres in the south.

Ski Area Fri 25th Sat 26th Sun 27th
Ruapehu daysnowshowers daysnowshowers dayclear dayclear dayclear daypartcloud
Taranaki daysnowshowers daysnowshowers dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear
Nelson / St Arnaud dayclear daysnowshowers dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear
North Canterbury daysnowshowers daysnowshowers dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear
Canterbury daysnowshowers daysnowshowers dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear
The MacKenzie daylightsnow dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear
Wanaka daylightsnow dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear
Queenstown daylightsnow daysnowshowers dayclear dayclear dayclear dayclear

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


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