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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Mt Ruapehu
Confirmation from Selwyn Snow Resort today they will re-open June 2022, not this year. ‘All New In 2022’ will see the resort transformed for its grand re-opening, with the expected completion of the significantly expanded and integrated ‘Selwyn Centre’ that will house all guest facilities and services in the one building. The new Selwyn Centre will house an expanded Ski...
Big snow at little Selwyn Snowfields? No way, you probably say. But it can happen. We got one day of it early in 2014's snowmageddon season. Or 2 days, if you count liquid snow. For our family outing with a bunch of first timer Queensland kids in tow that didn't matter - they were as keen as mustard to get back...
For a day or few's skiing Australia's Best Ski Value Award has to go to friendly Mt Baw Baw. $55 for a day lift pass midweek is less than a third what you'll pay at the 'Big 5' Aussie ski areas. Go on a 'Wicked Wednesday' outside peak dates that goes down to $35! Which is what we used to...
Who loves Thredbo when it goes all time good? Who has been lucky enough to be there for that? During Snowmageddon back in 2014 it did, and local legend Randy Wieman was there to file this report for us. Few if any others have caught as many all-time times at Thredbo as Wieman, because apart from being there, you have...
More good news, aprés is back at Thredbo for 2021 with first call Thursday through Saturday looking set to be Corona Sunsets on the Merrits Mountain House Deck. Hands up who missed aprés more than skiing or boarding? It's OK, no one is looking, you can admit it. Thredbo is of course as famous for its aprés scene and events...
Qantas are having a 3 day Fly Away NZ sale with great deals in peak snow season for skiers and boarders keen to get back there. There are plenty of deals. Sure, Queenstown is there, ex-Sydney from $349 one way between 6 July and 15 September for example. But remember Queenstown and its surrounding ski areas are not the only game...

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