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Snow has been low but there’s more to come, say scientists

NIWA’s South Island snow and ice monitoring stations have confirmed what many skiers have been talking about: winter has been dry and snow coverage has been poor.

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This Week In The Snow - August 13 2020

Another quick update this week, uneventful, but not! No appreciable new snow, but with new C-19 cases, a move to Level 2 for all ski areas, for the first time.

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COVID-19 Update: Ski Areas now operating at Level 2

Ski areas are now operating at level 2, meaning there's a few things you need to know, before you head up to the slopes!

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This week in the Snow - August 6 2020

Well, another week of “winter” done and dusted, and you’d be excused for thinking this is spring! Crazy weather, with rain and warm temps across many southern ski areas.  

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This week in the Snow - July 30, 2020

This week in the snow we’ve had fine weather and great skiing, the week ahead however is messier with wind, rain, and potentially a lot of snow in some places. There’s a new chair about to open, and you can soon download a much faster version of our app!  

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This week in the Snow - July 23 2020

This week the kids went back to school, there was fresh snow, NZ’s first parking reservation system was released, and we plan ahead for next week!

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RAL Parking system released

Turoa and Whakapapa released their new parking system today, here's how it went down ... 

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Cardrona Open Letter

After months of planning, new plans, and then plans on plans, the industry managed the school holidays, just. But yep, they were caught by surprise. Bridget Legnavsky, GM Cardrona & Treble Cone explains. 

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Holiday Blues and Queues

Tired of being trapped in traffic going skiing, or long lift queues? Here’s a few tips to make your day a little easier!

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This week in the Snow - July 3, 2020

This week we’ve got a quick roundup of the ski areas, the weather ahead for the week, a deal, and where we reckon the best place is to ski. Read on!

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Car Park Booking System for Mt Ruapehu in 2020

In 2020 Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) have introduced a parking booking system for Whakapapa and Turoa, will it solve the access and parking problems?

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2020 Ski Industry Employment Opportunities

If you’re still looking for a job on a ski area in 2020 you may still be in luck! Check our list of current ski resort employment opportunities.

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