Warm Temps Force New Zealand Ski Area To Push Back Opening Day

Warm Temps Force New Zealand Ski Area To Push Back Opening Day

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Warm Temps Force New Zealand Ski Area To Push Back Opening Day

Blowing snow this morning @TrebleCone | Photo (+Cover Photo): Treble Cone

With a meager base depth and above freezing temperatures are forcing resort officials to push back opening day at one of New Zealand’s best ski areas.

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Treble Cone made the announcement via their twitter page yesterday and with only meager snowfall forecasted mid-week, Kiwi skiers and riders will have to wait longer than normal to ride around the Wanaka-based ski area.

Due to some unusually warm temperatures over the past week, the Home Basin has insufficient snow cover and unfortunately the 2017 season will be postponed.” – Treble Cone

Right now the base is measuring at a meager 10cm depth and with temps forecasted to rise close to 40°F today, things are not looking good. Thankfully freezing temps are forecasted for later this week.

So far, resort officials are keeping their fingers crossed that they may be able to open shortly after this weekend.

Let it Snow!

Forecast for Treble Cone, NZ | Image: Snow-Forecast

Treble Cone Conditions Report

Due to some unusually warm temperatures over the past week, the Home Basin has insufficient snow cover and unfortunately the 2017 season will be postponed. The snowmakers are working hard to make snow when temperatures permit. Weather services forecast freezing levels to drop during the week, and we’re hopeful that this will fall further allowing us to make more snow on the main runs in the Home Basin, putting the mountain in a position to open. We will keep you updated!

Find up-to-date conditions here: Treble Cone Snow Report

 

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