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Saturday, July 11, 2020
It's the best snow since 2005 they are saying in South America. Be nice to say it was the best start to the season since then too, but a minor detail, as we have reported, there's not much chance of ski lifts opening anytime soon thanks to COVID-19! We can't do anything about that,...
UPDATE 9 JULY: Vail Resorts announcement that Hotham and Falls lifts are closed from today through till at least August 19 mean things are even worse - for most Victorians there is not going to be much of a season at all even at home. So we were too optimistic ..
The Remarkables opens Saturday, joining Queenstown neighbours Coronet Peak and Cardrona on the open list. It's going to be a COVID-19 curtailed season though, despite New Zealand's success in controlling the virus. The Remarkables will be open daily for two weeks during the July school holidays...
OK, we know, this week is not showcasing the Best of Buller tree skiing or otherwise. But as we wait for the snow to get better, and COVID-19 to get back under control, we can reflect on better times past and hope for better ahead. The 2014 'Snowmaggedon' season also started slow, then kicked in allowing Buller's...
Today's picture from Weatherzone got us digging into the vaults - you may need to be crazy, desperate or just keen, but you can ski Mt Wellington / Kunanyi! Our Tassie Guru Shaun Mittwollen even went night skiing there for this addition to his main Tassie features in our 2017 'Wild South' issue.
Coronet Peak is go! The 2020 season kicked off this morning with excellent conditions. Close to 2,000 people were at Coronet Peak today for the first day of the season to enjoy it. David Furness and Tony Russel from Arrowtown camped out overnight to score the coveted first on chair t-shirts...