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New Zealand’s 2024 Season Starts Tomorrow

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New Zealand’s 2024 Season Starts Tomorrow

J2SkiNews posted 14-Jun

New Zealand's 2024 season was due to have got started today with Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt due to open, however, unfortunately, neither have managed to do so.

As with Australia a week ago it's a mixed picture though, with Coronet Peak (pictured above on Wednesday), already having announced it was delaying for an unspecified period whilst awaiting "a few more centimetres"of snow. Mt Hutt though had planned to open limited terrain today but has been forced to delay doing so due to rain.

Mt Hutt now plans to open tomorrow (Saturday 15th), saying the rain should have turned to snow overnight. Two other areas, Cardrona and The Remarkables, are also scheduled to start their seasons tomorrow.

The Remarkables say their opening will be a limited one with just nursery slopes open however Cardrona does look more promising saying that not only their learner conveyors but also their McDougall's Chondola will operate.

The situation is a little better than Australia's a week ago though in that New Zealand's ski centres have had some natural snowfall and cold weather for snowmaking in the week running up to opening, just not that much yet. However Cardrona and Mt Hutt should have more than just beginner terrain open tomorrow, unlike any Australian resort.
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