After a disappointing start to winter, the snow is back in Queenstown! A snowstorm has spread across the area dumping tons of snow on the ski-fields of the adventure capital of the world – welcome news for the many tourists who have descended upon Queenstown for the winter ski season. The snowfall started on July 14 and continued for many days beyond, covering both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
Coronet Peak saw some 10cm of fresh snow cover in just one night while The Remarkable’s boasted an impressive 12cm to 16cm of snow cover. The forecast looks favorable for the next couple days with more heavy snowfall amid intermittent sunshine. Needless to say, Queenstowns skiers and snowboarders are more than happy to take advantage of the good conditions while they last.
The heavy snowfall coincides with the start of New Zealand’s school holidays, which is great news for Queenstown’s two large ski fields and related businesses across town.
Representatives from both snow-fields were predictably upbeat about the recent deluge of snow. The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence stated that the new snowfall had “changed the landscape” of the slopes, and went on to say that everyone was “…very excited and people up here are absolutely fizzing about the conditions.” Lawrence went on to add that he expects the snowfall to increase in the next couple of days and that visitors to the ski-field were having a blast “…watching the snowfall, which is a highlight for those on holiday.”
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