Queenstown ski fields revel in new snow


New snow is carpeting Queenstown ski fields.

By mid-afternoon yesterday, NZSki-operated Coronet Peak had had 12 centimetres of new snow and The Remarkables had had 20cm.

NZSki branding marketing boss Katrina Priest adds: “We expect that total amount will be greater than this once the system has passed through.

Priest says adding to the snowfall, snow guns have been on all day making snow at Coronet Peak.

“Nothing beats being up the ski area to see snow falling and snow guns blazing,” an ecstatic Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland says.

More snow is predicted for Queenstown during the coming week, including this weekend. 

Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says: “There are bluebird days and pristine spring skiing on the mountains while in town everywhere is blossoming with fresh, bright colours. 

“Now’s a great time to get to Queenstown for a spring break and make the most of the superb snow conditions and warmer weather.” 

Pictures: Coronet Peak’s snow guns all go up Greengates (picture: Morgan McFie); Shots from The Remarkables yesterday (pictures: Blair O’Donnell)