Snowstorm blankets powder on Queenstown ski fields

 

July 28 2016

Snowstorm blankets powder on Queenstown ski fields

The ‘pow pow’ is here – skiers and snowboarders at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are enjoying “the best bluebird powder day” of the season thanks to an overnight storm.

The snowstorm dumped 30cm of fresh, fluffy “perfect powder” at Coronet Peak, and added another 10cm of snow at The Remarkables.

Skier Adrian Henry from Newcastle, Australia, enjoying fresh powder in Rocky Gully, Coronet Peak. Photo credit Chris Hoopmann/NZSki
Skier Adrian Henry from Newcastle, Australia, enjoying fresh powder in Rocky Gully, Coronet Peak. Photo credit Chris Hoopmann/NZSki

The weather is forecast to close in again this afternoon with serious snow top-ups well into the weekend. Both ski areas are now skiing wall-to-wall, with outstanding off-piste conditions adding to perfectly groomed runs.

Emily Estremo having a 'pow pow' day at The Remarkables. Photo credit Emily Menzies/NZSki
Emily Estremo having a ‘pow pow’ day at The Remarkables. Photo credit Emily Menzies/NZSki

Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland says skiing and riding conditions are “off-the-hook” on the mountain.

Boarder heaven for Michael Bird at The Remarkables. Photo credit Emily Menzies/NZSki
Boarder heaven for Michael Bird at The Remarkables. Photo credit Emily Menzies/NZSki

“Powder skiing at Coronet Peak today was an out of body experience. It’s absolutely sublime out there!” says Copland.

To see today’s snow conditions at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables click here.

Check the lastest forecast – Big Snowfalls on the way!

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