Local ski resorts are hoping last night’s snowfall is a precursor to bigger dumps later this week.
A fresh 5cm fell on Cardrona Alpine Resort, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak overnight – perfectly timed to see out the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of the ski season.
“It’s certainly a good time to get it, and it’s a reminder that winter’s still here,” Remarkables area manager Ross Lawrence says.
“Especially with a further 15-odd centimetres due this weekend…it’s very timely. I’m sure it might rejuvenate the market and let people know that winter’s not over yet.”
The three ski fields each have a base of about one metre.
Cardrona spokeswoman Nadia Ellis says she’s looking forward to the next front due in on Friday.
“It’s always a treat in spring to get some nice, dry, winter-like snow.”