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Sunday, July 5, 2020
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...
TBT day and we are digging into the vaults back to issue #1 of Snow Action - 25 seasons ago we put the then Perisher Blue's 50 lifts claim to the challenge: did they exist? Could you ski them all in one day? And without repetition? OK, we know - these days at Perisher...
UPDATE: While the ski areas have been ready with their protocols in place to operate, the decisions at government level - especially federal government level - continue to delay actual openings. The federal government has extended the general quarantine to 28 July, and in the worst affected Buenos Aires City and Province areas there is talk of...