Two New Zealand ski areas are extending their seasons to get the most out of the currently superb snow conditions.
You poor souls.
Treble Cone Ski Area and Coronet Peak have pushed back their closing dates by a week and will now close on October 2—which will allow them to remain open during the first week of Australian school holidays, according to The New Zealand Herald.
— Jane Bloomfield (@janeebloom) August 8, 2022
Ski conditions across all of New Zealand’s ski areas are excellent right now. They’re having an amazing winter in terms of snowfall. Coronet Peak ski area manager Nigel Kerr told The New Zealand Herald that the ski area was “skiing epically at the moment,” and also added: “It’s that old story. When Coronet’s good, it’s bloody great.”
At the Remarkables ski area, the snow base is approximately 6 feet deep (2 meters) according to ski area manager Ross Lawrence. The resort is looking to stop all of its snowmaking operations because there just isn’t a point anymore—the mountain’s got plenty of snow already.
Hopefully, a correlation exists between a strong winter in the southern hemisphere and an incoming strong winter in the northern, but that’s only speculation (wishful thinking).