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    Default NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    NZ started off with a bang and then had a very long dry spell. Looks like there is plenty of snow on the way to finish off the season.
    http://www.snowatch.com.au/new-zeala...w-forecast.php

    Only problem is they close lifts and even entire ski fields when it blizzards.....like The Remarkables, Cardrona and Mt Hutt which are all closed today. And Treble Cone has half the lifts closed.

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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    That is really bad, surely they would be prepped with snow plows like Utah.

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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    I think it's the roads that are the main problem. Diirt roads without barriers on sheer cliffsides with hairpin corners doesn't go well with snow and strong winds. Mt Hutt closed the access road at lunchtime today with 270 people stuck on the mountain (albeit being looked after inside)

    Here is how the Remarks is now looking
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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    Wouldn't you hate to be snowed in at Thredbo or any Aussie resort at that!
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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallo View Post
    Wouldn't you hate to be snowed in at Thredbo or any Aussie resort at that!

    Yeah, but the boss wouldn't believe that story
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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallo View Post
    Wouldn't you hate to be snowed on at Thredbo or any Aussie resort at that!

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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    Hey Frog, Did all that warm weather turn horrible (or beautiful) once it crossed the ditch?
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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    Today's forecast looks even better. They get could 1m in the next week.
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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    I wish they would stop stealing all our snow, hopefully next year will be Australias turn to get the big dumps, Fingers crossed.
    Look on the bright side, it's snowing somewhere in the world http://www.offtheedgeskiandsurf.com

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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    Still plenty more snow to come for NZ. Tuesday could see winds up around 150mkm/h.
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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    Sigh lucky bastards!
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    Default Re: NZ looking to finish the season off with plenty of snow

    They got hammered down low by rain yesterday and as a result have closed some resorts to groom the slopes and get rid of the wet under layer. Got snow up high and should get more over the next few days to fix things up. Winds up again too today. Shouldn't get as bad as the 213km/h at Mt Hutt yesterday though.
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