The latest southerly storm has given Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables the best possible start to winter with up to half a metre of snow blanketing both ski areas.
Staff at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables have found themselves knee-deep in fresh powder this week.
NZSki CEO Paul Anderson said the snow was perfectly timed for Queenstown’s winter preparations.
“This weeks snow sets us up for a great start to the 2015 season. We’ve got our groomers out working to pack down the snow and we can continue to make more snow on top of this fantastic natural base giving visitors confidence to book their ski holiday for the coming season.”
The snowfall will help ensure ideal conditions for guests on scheduled opening days, less than three weeks away on June 13 for Coronet Peak and June 20 for The Remarkables.
The forecast is for continued cold temperatures throughout the week providing perfect conditions for snowmaking in Queenstown’s mountain resorts.
“Things are in good shape at Coronet Peak and we’re looking forward to a big winter season,” added Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland. “This weeks snowfalls create a great base for us to build on over the next three weeks.”
Over at The Remarkables it was a similar story. Taking a break from putting the snow blower to good use around the new base building, ski area manager Ross Lawrence was in celebration mode.
“Snow clearing continues around the site and especially on the road, with all contractors working full time to help clear the heavy snowfalls. It’s a great start to the season that everyone is excited about.”
For information on passes, rentals and lessons and to keep track of conditions in Queenstown, NZ visit www.nzski.com