|Mt Hotham [Source: Mt Hotham Facebook page]|
OPEN. Mt Hotham has done well to build on its opening weekend with some natural and artificial snow to open the Village loop, a series of connected runs that make for a good ride. More snow from this weekend will see a good deal of terrain open.
Snow Depth: 19-30cms
OPEN. Falls has capitalised on cool temperatures to keep open its beginner runs and Main Street. Like Hotham, the coming weeks will open up all of Falls Creek's intermediate runs and some advanced skiing.
Snow Depth: 1-11cms
Buller missed out for opening weekend but will open more and more lifts and runs with the coming storms and fronts that will hit over the next couple of weeks.
Snow Depth: 65-90cms
OPEN. Great, early start for Lyford, right up in the north of the South Island near Kaikoura.
Snow Depth: 20-50cms
Thanks to some snowmaking to boost the natural snow from the recent Canterbury region storm, Porters will be able to open on Friday 22 June.
|Ohau 19 June [Source: Ohau Facebook page]|
Snow Depth: 70cms
OPEN. After a great early start - one of its best in ten years - Mt Hutt continues to lead the way in the South Island, opening the Towers Triple Chair this week to give access to the fantastic International area thanks to the new snowmaking down at the lowest part of the ski area.
Snow Depth: 30-50cms
Lovely little Ohau is due to open on Saturday 23 June.
Snow Depth: 15-30cms
Treble Cone has missed out on early snow due to the unfavourable wind direction of the recent falls. Not set to open until the 28 June, I am pretty sure it will catch up with the others once winter is under way as it typically starts later and gets better snow in mid-season.
|Cardrona 19 June [Source: Cardrona Facebook page]|
Due to open on Friday 22 June with enough cover for some good skiing.
Snow Depth: 30-40cms
OPEN. Coronet Peak have done well to open early thanks to their massive snowmaking system across the mountain. Many of the main runs from top to bottom are groomed and open despite a lack of natural snow so far.
Snow Depth: 20-30cms
OPEN. Not much snow at the Remarks yet but ... remarkably ... they are open with limited skiing.