Fresh snow on way to brighten holidays

Australian visitors (from left) Paul Wenk with children Hugo (10), Sophie (7), Lily (12) and...
Australian visitors (from left) Paul Wenk with children Hugo (10), Sophie (7), Lily (12) and partner Bec Shepherd and Wanaka-based grandfather Max Shepherd take in the views from Treble Cone Ski Area. Photo: Supplied
Crisp and clear yesterday, possibly some sleety rain this weekend and then snow followed by a whole lot more cobbers from across the Tassie next week.

That is what Wanaka skifields are expecting.

Treble Cone Ski Area manager Toby Arnott is expecting a "really good top-up of snow" early next week, perfectly timed for the influx of Australians and New Zealanders on their school holidays.

And, with the snow forecast, Cardrona Alpine Resort general manager Bridget Legnavsky advised skiers and snowboarders to "wrap up warm"on the slopes.

Snowsports lovers enjoy a night-time skiing session at Coronet Peak on Wednesday. Photo: NZSKI
Snowsports lovers enjoy a night-time skiing session at Coronet Peak on Wednesday. Photo: NZSKI
Over the hill in Queenstown, NZ Ski reported it had its "biggest Wednesday ever" this week as it celebrated the successful launch of night-ski sessions.

Coronet Peak will be open for 33 nights this winter season, giving snowsports lovers plenty of time to enjoy the slopes.

Visitors now have the chance to enjoy the floodlit runs while listening to music and watching the sun set.

Ski area manager Nigel Kerr said the company was "really happy with how the sessions are going".

"It has its own following. Night-ski has changed and has got its own identity now that is very clear and social."

 

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