Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

Whakapapa & Turoa are loaded. Avalanche hazard is considerable and there is wind expected today so please take care off-piste.  (Strong southwesterlies, with gales in the west, also in the north at first.) Rainbow is also open today with THE BEST CONDITIONS OF THE SEASON!!!  Many, including Mt Olympus are dragging back the staff and re-opening for the remainder of the season. 

Most areas will still be CLOSING AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. They make no apologies, it is a fact that it is not financially viable to open after that time because not enough people ski after this time. Check out the Ski Area Closing Dates to see which areas open after the 5th October.  The Avalanche Advisory is already moderate to considerable, expect this to rise if the predicted winds eventuates.

There are still a number of major events in the calendar before the end of the season including the Peak to the Powderkeg and Peak to Pub. Key dates:  Sat 27th - Spring School Holiday begin; Sun 28th - Daylight Saving begins; Sun 5th October - traditional closing date for most ski areas. EVENT ORGANISERS: If we don't know about your event we can't promote it. Use CONTACT US  (at the bottom right of this page) to let us know.

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