Saturday, August 11, 2007

the end as we knew it ?

Coronet Peak Snow Report
Sat, 11 Aug 07, 6:26 AM
Status Closed

Coronet Peak is closed for the day due to the current weather conditions. All Masters events are cancelled for the day today.

Weather Windy, 4°C
Snow/Rain showers

Oh dear. Warm rain. Wakatipu Skie Club have cancelled leesons for tomorrow Sunday. Do they know something we don't? Is this the end of the season as we knew it?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Hi Everyone,

We continue to get some quite strange weather for this time of the year. We have had a couple of falls of snow over the past week which has freshened the mountain up a bit. It has also become a little colder the past few days and the snow machines have been making quite a bit of snow.
Yesterday I had a run with a few Treble Cone guys and we were able to ski
from the Top of Greengates to the 6 seater chair off piste and it was
surprisingly good skiing.
With the strange weather it is hard to predict what snow we might get this
week but at the moment Coronet Peak is certainly skiing really well.
Come on up,


Otago Ski Club - Joel Lodge
Coronet Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Lament the lack

The Press reports on the lack of snow

Canterbury ski fields are struggling with one of the worst starts to a ski season.

Staff are languishing and bookings have been cancelled due to the lack of snow.

Despite being two-thirds of the way through winter, none of the smaller Canterbury club fields are open and the two main commercial fields, Mount Hutt and Porters Ski Area, are getting by on artificial snow.

Compounding the problem, the three days of warm nor'west conditions at the end of last week "defrosted" what little base the Craigieburn range club fields had, and opening-day projections are being moved further into August.

The situation could change, however, if heavy rain forecast for today falls as snow in the ski areas.

Queenstown and North Island ski fields are reported to be having a reasonable season and Australia is having one of its best seasons.....

For the full report see