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The Count Down is On! New Zealand Winter 2014

The 2014 New Zealand snow season is literally just around the corner! The clock is ticking and there is excitement in the air! The whole of New Zealand got a nice early snowfall, which looks to stick around and provide us with a great start to the season.

The mountains are white, and the locals have itchy feet to get their skis and board on. For all those that have not skied or boarded since last season, the anticipation is immense! (some may have even got their skis or board out, to sit proudly in the living room – no names mentioned!).

The Wanaka and Queenstown ski areas are all looking wonderfully white and chilly. Here are some photos of that fluffy, white, sparkly goodness.

Cardrona Alpine Resort April 2014

Cardrona Alpine Resort, Wanaka, New Zealand April 29th 2014

Treble Cone, Wanaka, New Zealand May 2014

Treble Cone, Wanaka, New Zealand May 10th 2014

Coronet Peak Queenstown New Zealand April 2014

Coronet Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand April 2014

Meanwhile, the Canterbury club fields got a good covering too. This will set the 'clubbies' up a very good looking ski season to come. The club fields usually open a little later, but this year things are already look so good! Here are some pics from one of our favourites, Mt Cheeseman.

Mt Cheeseman Craigieburn Canterbury April 2014

Mt Cheeseman, Craigieburn, Canterbury, New Zealand April 29th 2014

Mt Cheeseman, Craigieburn, Canterbury, New Zealand April 29th 2014

Mt Cheeseman, Craigieburn, Canterbury, New Zealand April 29th 2014

The middle of the South Island (Tekapo area) and some of our favourite ‘club type’ fields were also in with a bit of luck, striking white gold (otherwise known as snow). Here are some good photos from our friends over at Dobson ski area. Dobson had a cracker of a season last year and looks like this year will be the same!

Mt Dobson, May 5th 2014

Mt Dobson, Farlie, New Zealand May 5th 2014

Mt Dobson, May 5th 2014

Mt Dobson, Farlie, New Zealand May 5th 2014

So with just 6 weeks go until most areas open their lifts, you can understand the excitement and buzz around the New Zealand ski towns! If you haven't already, get those skis and board out and ready! Things are sure setting up to be great winter for 2014. See you on the slopes!!


Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Sun, 11th May 2014

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