I realise there are a couple of Aussies and Kiwis around these forums. So to continue the Epicski thread...
Falls Creek: http://www.fallscreek.com.au/
Treble Cone: http://www.treblecone.com/
Coronet Peak: https://www.nzski.com/queenstown/the-mountains/coronet-peak
The Remarkables: https://www.nzski.com/queenstown/the-mountains/the-remarkables/the-remarkables-weather-report
Cragieburn Valley: http://craigieburn.co.nz/
Mt Hutt: https://www.nzski.com/mt-hutt
Some key links.
Leading Aussie Snow Industry site and forums: http://ski.com.au/forum/index.html
NZ Snow Forums: http://snow.co.nz/forum/
AUS & NZ Snow Forecasts on ski.com.au.
A couple of snow retailers
Ask here or at a local forum!
A developing resource with Australia and NZ having best coverage.
Hope to see some Aussies and Kiwis pop in observations to allow the US and other Northern Hemisphere dwellers to see the winter through our eyes.
Australia/New Zealand Snow Season 2017
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Ooh! OK, looks like my thread on epic isn't going far this year so I'l be posting some stuff here.
Looks like we'll miss opening weekend this year for the first time in about six or seven years. Demo weekend in Thredbo is 8th and 9th July, so we'll be down for that. A week through August is planned, and probably another weekend as well.
We've had a couple of (very) early snowfalls, so fingers crossed for a good season.
Hi from Brisbane. We're on the Mountain Collective so will be having a few days in Thredbo and Queenstown this winter before traveling to The States just after Christmas for a road trip that will likely take on Jackson, Salt Lake, Taho and Mammoth.
Last year we skied a long weekend in August at Thredbo and had the best (cold and dry) snow I've experienced in Oz or NZ ever.
Hoping for the same this year!
Thredbo is celebrating its 60 year anniversary this year. Here's a brief retrospective from Frank Prihoda who was around even before the start, and has been around ever since.
Frank's own story (as well as his sister's, rest her soul) is worthy of an entire thread. Frank defected from Czechoslovakia via a stealthy route, skiing over the mountains. They came to Australia and discovered, much to their surprise, that there was snow over here. Olympian at the 1956 games (Cortina d'Ampezzo) for Australia. They started one of Thredbo's earliest ski lodges and have been involved ever since.
I'm thinking June 1-6 for another snow event at the moment.
Have got 19 definite days (albeit half of that in the school holidays) on the snow at Buller and potentially 6 more days. And that doesn't even count September, will have to wait and see with the conditions. The vibe is increasing. Looking forward to a hopefully good season.
I have 42 days booked. Hope to add to that if the snow plays ball in June and September.
Great weekend up here at Falls. Lodge all prepped for winter.
Still some late building activity going on, though (theoretically) it should be finished by tomorrow according to local regs. Apart from that, the ville is all but deserted - tumbleweeds in the streets.
Some summer slope grooming, but no other ski-related improvements. Resort Management more focussed on summer mountain-biking than winter, though the winter customers will be paying for the bulk of it. Sigh!
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