A snowboarder hikes in the new snow at the Remarkables.
Photo by Wendy van Dijk.
Despite Coronet Peak receiving "some particularly harsh
treatment from last week's spring storms", NZSki is celebrating
the deep, powdery outcome.
"Just when you thought the season was over, winter has
finally decided to make an appearance," NZSki general manager
of sales and marketing Craig Douglas said.
Mr Douglas described the situation as a "magical turnaround
to true winter glory" after unfavourable conditions had
plagued Queenstown's skifields throughout the season.
"We know it hasn't been the best of seasons for fresh snow on
Queenstown's mountains, but we'll take this opportunity, and
hope skiers and riders take it too, to enjoy the last of the
winter conditions we haven't seen much of," he said.
"There's now fantastic skiing and riding conditions on both
mountains, so let's all spring into gear and welcome the
winter that we have been waiting so patiently for."
He said NZSki was hoping the snow would last until the
scheduled closing date of October 7.
This weekend NZSki would be offering half-price day passes to
celebrate the return of winter.