2nd NZ Ski Area Opening Early Thanks To Big Snowfall [Photos + Conditions Report]

2nd NZ Ski Area Opening Early Thanks To Big Snowfall [Photos + Conditions Report]

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2nd NZ Ski Area Opening Early Thanks To Big Snowfall [Photos + Conditions Report]

Photo (+Cover): Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak will join Cardrona for a teaser day of early season skiing and riding this Saturday thanks to abundant snowfall during the month of May.

Related: New Zealand Ski Area Opens Weeks Ahead of Schedule Thanks To Major Winter Blast

Although both resorts will close promptly after their single day of operations, one day might be enough to score a powder turn or two before the official season begins for both ski areas on June 16th.

Coronet Peak has already seen 90cm (35″) of snow this season and is boasting a summit base depth of 60cm (24″). Cardrona on the other hand has seen even more than that and although the season snowfall total isn’t posted, they’ve got a summit depth that’s already 90cm deep.

Snow Report [Coronet Peak]

Coronet Peak ski patrol sampling the product before opening on Saturday | Photo: Coronet Peak

7 Day Snowfall – 20cm | Base Depth – 20-60cm

We’re off to a good start for the week with 40 cm at the base and up to 80 cm at the top of the mountain. Snow making continues to work alongside a cold week ahead! 

Snow Report [Cardrona]

Cardrona looking awful frosty for late May | Photo: Cardona

7 Day Snowfall – 75cm | Base Depth – 50-90cm

The snow let up last evening but there are cold temps forecasted throughout the week. Expect snowmaking to get a boost as mountain ops works to get open McDougall’s Chondola and the beginners’ area for Saturday.

 

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