For all of you powder-hounds out there, it is time to head over to New Zealand! Last night, a wintry storm blustered through Lake Wanaka, New Zealand, providing 35 centimeters of fresh snow for Treble Cone, South Island’s largest ski mountain. Currently at a total of 45 centimeters, the storm topped off the now ideal snow base, just in time for their opening day, Thursday, June 28.
This week, over 170 members of Treble Cone’s staff from all over the world are finalizing their training in order to be ready for the rapidly approaching opening day. They are eager to smoothly open the mountain’s facilities and welcome this season’s first riders. The world-class resort has also made many new improvements, including the development of the “Jazz Fun Park,” the creation an electronic ticketing and trail map system, and upgrades to their café.
“We are excited to get the 2012 season underway and with a forecast of more snow from the Nor’ West over the next three days we are very positive about opening up more of the mountain in time for the school holidays next week,” said Treble Cone’s slopes manager, Dave Crotty. “The snow groomers have been working hard moving snow around, packing and grooming the runs to create optimum snow conditions.”
With more snowfall predictions in the future and expected prime snow making temperatures, skiers and snowboarders look forward to some great snow conditions at Treble Cone this season. Expect some sweet first turns with the first lift up Treble Cone this Thursday, at 9:00 am!