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Oops, sorry about that outburst. Couldn't help myself. Firstly a quick change; my comments about this weekends' weather are now down this page in the weekend weather section.
It's getting warmer and daylight saving is only 10 days away! The recent nor-westerly winds have taken their toll with Hanmer, Cheeseman and Roundhill having called it a season and, Fox Peak and Manganui looking like paddocks. Craigieburn has also announced that it will pull the plug after this weekend.
It's not over yet though with all of those spring events; with Bikinis, the pond skims, the multisports and the bakeoff's, so much going on. In case you didn't know Spring is absolutely the best time to go riding. You get to sleep in (to let the snow soften) and then ride consistent soft snow for the rest of the day. Warm conditions and long light evenings make getting off the hill at the end of the day that much more pleasant.
Proposed Closing Dates: Please note that these dates are snow permitting and subject to change.
22nd September - Craigieburn
29th September - Treble Cone, The Remarkables
6th October - Tukino, Rainbow, Temple Basin,
Dobson, Ohau, Cardrona, Coronet Peak.
13th October - Mt Hutt.
28th October - (Labour Weekend) - Whakapapa &
Turoa: RAL - "It is likely that Turoa will stay open longer"
Broken River doesn't set a date, they stay open as long as there is snow.
Manganui will open again if the get snow and Fox Peak allow access at this time to get to the snow on their higher slopes.
We have a winner! Corona and Snowco just gave away this snowboard to Fynn CB from the top of the South. Fynn gave us an extensive answer as to where he'd rather be which we deemed as the best answer received.
This Burton snowboard with classic Corona branded top-sheet is 157cms long and valued at $680.Fynn's off to Uni in Dunners next year so it should come in handy for him. Congrats Fynn and a big thank you to Corona!!
What's coming up in The New Zealand Snow Sports Events Calendar?
Featured Event: Saturday 21st - The 2nd Dobson Dash - Downhill Mountain Multisport Event.
The Dobson Dash is running for it's second year in Mackenzie and is a downhill mountain multisport event involving skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking and trail running. Approximately 22kms in total it starts high on Mt Dobson Ski Area and finishes at the Silverstream Hotel in Kimbell. The ski/board route will be suitable for intermediate skiers/boarders but be prepared for a bit of a snow sprint too. The mountain biking is on a steep windy alpine road with no edge barriers and a changeable surface condition.
Wanaka Workers Race at Treble Cone
Parklife Youth Mini Shred at The Remarkables
CHILL Junior Big Mountain Camp
at Broken River
The Rainbow Slush Challenge
Secondary School Cross Country Champs at Snowfarm
The Turoa Big Air
The Speights Summit Retro Gear & Air at Porters
TAKE PART WITH US THIS Spring. The Snowco forums are buzzing with comments and commentary. Also, remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Get into it, take care and have a blast.
Scotty - Snow Editor