After a really slow start to the season, New Zealand finally saw some significant natural snowfall this past week and some ski areas are reporting close to 20″ of fresh.
All that snowfall is turning things around quickly at Treble Cone, which had to postpone its opening day back in mid-June. The Wanaka ski area is now planning on opening its doors to the public this Wednesday.
“Our Patrol team were out first thing in the morning to assess the mountain. Conditions still will support a phased opening on Wednesday…. thats right THIS WEDNESDAY!” – Treble Cone
The breadwinner was definitely Ohau, which has seen 20″ in the last 72 hours alone. Cardrona and Treble Cone followed close behind with both ski areas seeing double digit storm totals.
Let It SNOW!
72 Hour Snowfall Totals:
Ohau – 20″
Cardrona – 17″
Treble Cone – 17″ (*opens July 5)
Mt Hutt – 6″
Coronet Peak – 2″
The Remarkables – 1″
Broken River – N/A (*opens July 5)
Craigieburn – N/A (*opens July 8)
Whakapapa – 0″
Ruapehu – 0″
Turoa – 0″