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What a fantastic lead-up to the snow sports season we're having. Bucket loads of storm cycles bringing significant early snow to the ski and board areas around the country. The forecast continues to excite with snow due for most areas to low levels again from this weekend as a southern raider moves up from the poles this Saturday and again on Tuesday.

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Flow State
The greatest extreme snow sports movie of 2013, Warren Miller’s ‘Flow State’, continues tonight and this weekend in Dunedin & Christchurch. Then its on to Wellington and finishing up in Arrowtown on 18 July.
Snow lovers will be blown away by powder skiing and snowboarding on the peaks of Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Alaska, California and beyond. Flow State – where the mountain meets the mind.
For ticketing, venue and tour details visit: the NZ Snow Sports Events Calendar ot  www.warrenmillerfilms.co.nz.Book now and join the Flow State revolution’.

It's also ski sale season, the following sales are on in the next couple of weeks:
Tonight: New Plymouth - SMC Junior Ski Racing and Training Ski/Board Swap
This Weekend: The Auckland Uni Ski Sale (Check out the banner below)
This Weekend: Christchurch - Snowfall Ski Sale and Snow Show
This Sunday: Queenstown: Wakatipu Ski Club Sale
Check out the NZ Snow Sports Events Calendar for more details.

We hope that you have purchased your cheap ski and board pass, are dusting off your gear and have made a plan to get fit because remember that it all kicks of in just 17 days with Coronet's proposed opening.

Proposed Opening Dates
8th June - Coronet Peak
15th June - Mt Hutt,
21st June - Lyford, Porters, Cardrona, The Remarkables
27th June - Treble Cone
29th June - Whakapapa, Turoa, Hanmer Springs, Ohau, Snowfarm,

Get into it, take care and have a blast.

Scotty - Snow Editor

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Cardrona May 8th - Just loving it !!

These bad boys are all tuned up and rearing to go at Porters.

May 10th - Treble Cone's overnight snowfall captured in this photo from the Sun Deck.

May 8th - Meanwhile, over at Mt Hutt, the Kiwis scored an early May POW DAY!

PRO FILES

Bronze at the Sochi Test Event

Carl Murphy - After some extremely close racing I managed to claim 3rd place in the test event. So we had some great racing in the past couple of weeks along with some issues that we didn't plan for!! Lots of travel, a medal to add to my collection & a bit of illness!! Read more...

On the Road to Sochi

Arrived in Istanbul on our way to Sochi Test Event Wow, so we made it to Istanbul after 24 hours travel from Colorado. We are now staying here for the next 2 days to recover from training and travel before jumping on a plane on Sunday to Sochi, Russia. Read more...

LATEST NEWS

Snowpark to Remain Closed in 2013

"We can now reveal that the plan for 2013 is that we will not be opening on a regular basis to the public." Read more...

NZSnowboarder Mag on Sale Now

NZ Snowboarder Mag has hit the shelves and here’s a little preview of what you can expect to see inside. SUPPORT THE SCENE & GO GET A COPY NOW! Read more...
 

WEEKEND WEATHER

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Taranakidaycleardaycleardayrainshowersdaypartclouddaycleardayrainshowers
Nelson / St Arnauddaycleardaycleardaypartclouddaypartclouddaylightsnowdaysnowshowers
North Canterburydaycleardaycleardaycleardaypartclouddaysnowshowersdaysnowshowers
Canterburydaycleardaycleardaycleardaycleardaysnowshowersdayclear
The MacKenziedaycleardaycleardaysnowshowersdaysnowshowersdaylightsnowdaysnowshowers
Wanakadaycleardaycleardaysnowshowersdaylightsnowdaylightsnowdaysnowshowers
Queenstowndaycleardaycleardaysnowshowersdayrainshowersdaylightsnowdaysnowshowers

Forecast for New Zealand ski areas supplied by snow-forecast.com

 

SNOW TV

Red Bull Mates in Alaska Volume 1

Flow State Trailer

Don't Feed the Lions - Beau-James Wells

ADVERTORIALS

Treble Cone

The many summer projects and upgrades are now nearing completion, this year at Treble Cone you'll discover a new Jazz Kids Fun Trail in the Home Basin and a new Children's Trail Map which will be used by the Kids Snow Sports School to record achievements. We have also added Free Easy Rider access via the Home Basin Express in beginner Snow Sports School lessons. Free helmet rental for kids is now available when hiring gear from the upgraded Treble Cone Rental Shop. Plus there's more snow fencing, upgraded mountain signage, free wi-fi access for guests around the Base Building, new furniture on the Cafe Sun Deck and our sparkling new Treble Cone website which is now live across desk top, tablets and mobiles at treblecone.com

If you notice that the Treble Cone staff are even happier this winter, it may not be just that they work at the mountain with the most interesting and fun terrain and friendliest guests, but also due to the extension and upgrade to the staff room facilities, new staff drying room, and new uniforms for all mountain staff.

There's just six weeks to go until Treble Cone officially opens on the 27th of June.

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Keep an eye out in this section, and on Facebook. we will have some exciting competitions to run and prizes to give away once the season kicks off in just over two weeks time.

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