New Zealand Ski Area Receives Record Snowfall

New Zealand Ski Area Receives Record Snowfall

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New Zealand Ski Area Receives Record Snowfall

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Photo Credit: SkiNZ.com

In 2010, Coronet Peak set a record for its deepest snowpack in recorded history. And as of Friday September 11, 2015, that record is now broken. With over 3 meters of snow on the docket, this year is the new benchmark for the Queenstown ski field.

“This is the winter that just keeps on giving! We’re thrilled that the awesome conditions our guests have enjoyed throughout the season are continuing and we’d love to get as many people up the mountains to enjoy our record snow,” said NZSki CEO Paul Anderson in a recent press release. He then added that “Spring often offers the best skiing conditions of the season, and this year promises to be the most epic!”

And although I dislike the word, EPIC may even be considered an understatement in Coronet Peak’s case…

According to ski area manager Ross Copland, “we couldn’t have wished for a better start to our spring season,” to which he added “we’ve just broken the 2010 record and we’re only 11 days into September!” 

Live View of Coronet Peak's Base Area

Live View of Coronet Peak’s Base Area

Normally, September can be one of the most precipitous for the southern island of New Zealand and with the record already broken, we’ll just have to wait and see how high the bar can be raised before they start shutting ski areas down in October.

Other New Zealand ski areas are enjoying off the chart conditions as well with Ruapehu set to extend their season till late October.

Also, the Remarkables is on track to break records as long as snow continues to fall throughout September.

“Guests continue to be wowed by the extensive inclusion of terrain that naturally leads them back to the shuttle for another round trip experiencing picture perfect ‘back country’ conditions within the ski area boundary,” said Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence.

Oh… And did I mention that it’s snowing in New Zealand right now!

Read the Entire Press Release Here: Coronet Peak’s Spring Snow Breaks Record

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