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Skia ora *|FNAME|*,

OMG!! Have you seen how much snow has fallen. I am sooooo happy for you all. Have a run for me this spring as I won't be... see the site for details. Well there is just 10 days left if you want to ski or board at The Remarkables or Treble Cone. Most others will shut their doors a week later at the end of the first week of the school holidays (Sun Oct 5th). Traditional exceptions being Mt Ruapehu, Mt Hutt and some of the club ski fields, snow depending. School holidays and daylight saving are just two weeks away. With this new snow, some ski fields have remained closed but some fields have decided to re-open for the school holidays. Check out the snow reports and closing dates for details. Key dates: Sat 20th - Election Day; Sat 27th - Spring School Holiday begin; Sun 28th - Daylight Saving begins; Sun 5th October - traditional closing date for most ski areas. 

Remember to vote this Saturday. The forecast is pretty crappy for Saturday but if you are going up for the day polling booths stay open until 7pm, if you're up for the weekend, get in and cast a special vote today.

There is still heaps of events in the calendar this spring.
On Now: Burton High Fives, Talk like a pirate day at Mt Hutt & The Remarkables - expect craziness from the staff. ANC (Australia/NZ Cup) Alpine Super G and Slalom Combined races at Mt Hutt.
Saturday: Ceilidh Dance & Concert and, the Secondary School Cross Country Champs at Snowfarm, Alpine South Island Champs Slalom & Giant Slalom at Mt Hutt, Kids Weekend at Broken River and, the Rattlecap Banked Snowboard Slalom at Whakapapa.
Sunday: Summit Batty Rainbow Club Champs, Coronet Banked Slalom and the Junior Interfields Alpine Series Races at Cardrona.
From Monday: K2 North Island Secondary School Snowboard Champs at Turoa.
Feature Event: Burton High Fives - The third annual 2014 Burton High Fives presented by MINI returns once again to Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand from September 14 – 20th. This six day invitational event kick starts the 2015 Burton Global Event Series. On top of being a truly one of a kind event, this event provides opportunity for international athletes to earn 5 star World Snowboard Tour points as well. This year’s unique competition brings together 60 of the world’s top pro and rookie snowboarders for halfpipe and slopestyle contests, along with Kiwi-inspired adventures throughout the Wanaka area. New for this year, much more importance will be placed on the results from the entire team, more to come on that. Here’s a brief rundown of what these invited riders can expect at Burton High Fives.

Get out there and enjoy some snow this spring!!
Scotty - Snow Editor

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Want to know what Treble Cone is looking like with it's new spring coat? Brent Screen captured this photo from Summit Slopes yesterday. Posted by treblecone

OPEN It's going to be a mighty fine day. Posted by brokenriver


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Two groups of mates have been flying in helicopters, riding big lines, hucking off cliffs and filming the whole thing for the past ten days. It sounds like good fun but it’s not a holiday; it’s an international competition called the World Heli Challenge and both teams are in the hunt for $10,000 and prizes. Read more...

Kiwi Olympic skier Jossi Wells breaks his neck

Wanaka-based Jossi Wells posted on his Instagram account on September 12 that he was in Canberra Hospital. "Broke my neck today ... I don't need surgery & docs say I'm going to be okay. Off skis for a while but thankful I'll be okay." Read more...

Bring Out the T-Shirts - There's Snow Aplenty

Winter is back, bringing masses of snow to Rainbow Ski Area. A big dump of snow with more expected has the operators happy. "This is great news for spring skiers and boarders," said spokesman Hamish Neill after the storm added 35cm of new snow. Read more...


North Island:

Periods of rain, with heavy falls. Thunderstorms possible about Egmont National Park this afternoon and evening. Snow lowering to 1000 metres in south. Winds: Northwesterlies, gale in exposed places.
FREEZING LEVEL: 2000 metres, lowering to 1300 metres in south.
Saturday: Rain or showers, snow to 1000 metres from Egmont and Tongariro National Parks to the Tararua Range. Westerly gales turning southerly in the south. FREEZING LEVEL: Lowering to 1200 metres everywhere.
Sunday: Showers, falling as snow above 1000 metres. Strong southerlies. FREEZING LEVEL: 1200 metres.

South Island:

Rain, with heavy falls, thunderstorms and hail. Snow falling below 800 metres by evening. Winds: Northwesterlies, gale in exposed places. FREEZING LEVEL: 1800 metres in north sloping to 1400 metres in south, lowering to 1200 metres in north and 800 metres in south by evening.
Saturday: Snow showers spreading to most places. Strong or gale southerlies developing. FREEZING LEVEL: 1000 metres but 800 metres in fiordland.
Sunday: Showers, snow at first, but snow level rising to 1200 metres, clearing about Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks. Strong southwesterlies. FREEZING LEVEL: Rising to 1500 metres.

Ski Area Fri 19th Sat 20th Sun 21st
Ruapehu daysnowshowers dayclear daymodsnow daysnowshowers daylightsnow daysnowshowers
Taranaki dayrainshowers daysnowshowers daysnowshowers daysnowshowers daysnowshowers dayclear
Nelson / St Arnaud daysnowshowers daylightsnow daylightsnow daylightsnow daysnowshowers daysnowshowers
North Canterbury daypartcloud dayclear daylightsnow daylightsnow daysnowshowers daypartcloud
Canterbury dayclear dayclear daypartcloud daysnowshowers dayclear daypartcloud
The MacKenzie daysnowshowers daylightsnow daypartcloud daysnowshowers daypartcloud daypartcloud
Wanaka daylightsnow daylightsnow daysnowshowers daypartcloud daypartcloud daypartcloud
Queenstown daysnowshowers daylightsnow daysnowshowers daysnowshowers daypartcloud daypartcloud

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


A Run Through the 2014 Burton High Fives Slopestyle Course

JF Beaulieu, Jonathan Ballou, Andreas Spettel and Jon Ahlsén skiing in Treble Cone

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