Its great to see winter has finally arrived in New Zealand and all the skifields are now open. Both sides of the Tasman now have great winter snow conditions and August is looking excellent for trips up to the mountains.
An incredible amount of rain fell at the end of last week with floods seen in the NSW mountains even at lift level. The rain thankfully turned to snow on Friday night but the damage was considerable.
Some good snowfalls from Saturday to Wednesday has repaired what damage was done. If only the rain hadn't been so torrential we could have been sitting on a huge snow base.
Nevertheless there have been cracking powder conditions earlier this week and hopefully we can build on this.
There looks like more snow to come over the next week or so, especially around the beginning of August. Enjoy!
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Mt Baw Baw
Better conditions at Baw Baw after the washout at the end of last week. The rebuilding each time is frustrating! Snow depth: 12-18cm
A great recovery for Buller after its cover almost washed away before last weekend. Most lifts have reopened over the last few days, including Bull Run and South Side. Snow depth: 53-84cm
Super conditions at Hotham earlier this week. Blue Ribbon opened yesterday and its only a matter of time before Gotcha, Keogh's and The Orchard open again with the base around 1 metre. Snow depth: 104-114cm
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International Poma has reopened meaning the whole mountain is open at Falls! Snow depth: 114-122cm
Perisher has bounced back from the heavy rains and has complete cover again. 44 lifts running today and 73 groomed runs.
In the last seven days, Thredbo is reporting 85cm of snow has fallen .. and there are 14 lifts open today to enjoy the snow!
Selwyn has rebuilt its cover since the weekend and today has all runs open again and good snow conditions.
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Cracking snowfalls over the last day in Queenstown/Wanaka with the skifields reporting 30-50cm and creating awesome conditions!
Looks like some fine days coming up with maybe another snowfall on the weekend.
North Canterbury and Nelson
Mt Lyford 20cm
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Mt Hutt 40-70cm
Mt Dobson 20-30cm
Treble Cone 40-120cm
Coronet Peak 65-135cm
The Remarkables 75-100cm