Afternoon %%First Name%%,
Today as we shake rattle and roll in Christchurch, the focus moves to the
which threatens to challenge the earthquakes for the honour of being the most dramatic. What was described this morning as "one of the biggest storms on the planet" is coming to your place this weekend... well tomorrow actually. There will be snow to about 900m so
keep your eyes on the passes
and remember that Highway 1 is still closed south of Kaikoura. The snow will be wind affected. Winds threaten to be strong to galeforce from the westerly quadrant everywhere in the mountains for the next six days. The most sheltered places from a westerly storm is probably Roundhill, get in quick because they’re closing next Sunday, and Mt Lyford which will be open until the end of the school holidays.
The ski & board areas will be battening down the hatches for the next week. Bare in mind that the school holidays start in 8 days time. I expect most areas will get good amounts of snow over the next week. Keep an eye out for holiday deals, kid’s programmes and events. It’s going to be a great spring after the storm of the season!!
Congratulations to Brian Molloy who had the cr**piest skis as chosen by the guys at Jones Bros. Thanks heaps to Nordica, becasue now Brian owns a new pari of Ace of Spades skis. Check
out his pic....
Proposed Closing Dates for 2010
Hanmer Springs -
Closed for the season
Craigieburn and Porters -
Fox Peak -
Will open again at short notice if there is snow
Roundhill and Snowfarm -
Rainbow, Cheeseman, Snow Park, Mt Dobson, Ohau,Treble Cone, Cardrona and Coronet Peak -
- 8th October
The Remarkables, Lyford, Temple Basin and Broken River
- 10th October
Mt Hutt -
Whakapapa and Turoa
- Late October
Get into it, have fun and be safe.
It’s not in the news anymore but Christchurch is still getting 2 or 3 4+ earthquakes a day. Check it out on this