Happy Thursday, the week is nearly over! And what a week it was, and while sadly there was no appreciable snow, there has been some pretty stunning weather around the country and some great mid-week skiing!
This week, I want to firstly talk about our site, and app … We run on the smell of an oily rag. We have no financial contribution from ski areas or the industry, and this year advertising is pretty much zero, so it’s a labour of love! As a result, this year we’ve been slower than usual maybe to fix problems, and we’ve had a few, but we’re getting there!
If you use our app we've had feedback that it's slow to load, but that's about to change! It’s in approvals in both iOS and Android for a new version, its WAY WAY faster. Once that is updated we’ll start rolling out some enhancements, look for them soon.
We’re also keen to “spread the message”, the snow message that is. Do you, or someone you know run a site that would like to include snow reports? We can help with that, check it out! We now have a snow report widget for your site.
We really appreciate your support, and if you've got suggestions, please do fire them through!
While all the larger to medium sized commercial areas are open, the smaller ski areas are struggling a bit with snow, but they are close! One snow fall away currently for the likes of Mt Cheeseman, Craigieburn, Olympus, Temple Basin, Fox Peak , who have we missed?
Hmm, we can’t sugar coat this, so far it’s not looking that flash for the next few days. Weather kicks in Friday/Saturday at some ski areas, possibly bringing snow. So, what’s up? Fair to say, we’re in a somewhat unpredictable pattern right now, so take the following with healthy grain of salt, and check forecast daily!
I’m sure we had a deal, can’t find it, so we’ll look ahead. If you live in Christchurch, the Christchurch Adventure Park released their (sharp new) early bird summer pricing today, $699 for 6 months, closes Aug 1. I was out riding today, trails were truly mint (after being truly not mint last week!)!
Treble Cone is the candidate for the most snow in the next few days, so it’s the place to be. What day? Anyone’s guess!
Until next week, enjoy the turns!
Image: Mt Lyford by Travis Morris. Looking pretty nice, and not too busy for a Saturday!