"It's picture postcard winter skiing again," said James Coddington, General Manager of NZSKi, "and with more in the forecast this week Spring could provide us with some great skiing and snowboarding."
Hamish McCrostie, Ski Area Manager at Coronet Peak is delighted with the late winter surge. "Coronet Peak received 18cm of snow on Saturday night and snow is falling today. Along with fresh snow, we've also had the snow guns blazing across the mountain since Saturday night" he said.
Up at The Remarkables, the team is equally excited. The mountain has had over 45cms of snowfall since Friday night. The unsettled weather arrived last week (Sunday 2nd September) and around 70cm of snow on the upper mountain has fallen over this time.
The forecast is for snow today and tomorrow with a freezing level down to 550m (almost down to Queenstown). Wednesday should be the day for first tracks on Coronet Peak and then there is more snow in the forecast for Thursday, Friday and heading into the weekend.
"We've waited patiently for these conditions, and it comes just in time for locals and visitors to ramp up those vertical metres before the end of the ski season in October". James said.