New Zealand Snow
15 June 2006 Coronet Peak opens today!! I imagine that it will be pretty much on piste only but they're pretty good at covering their pistes.
15 June 2006 Happy Valley and Alpine Meadow open tomorrow which is REALLY early for Mt Ruapehu.
15 June 2006 Treble Cone in Wanaka announced today the ski area was all on track to open for the winter ski season on 27 June after a good coating of fresh snow overnight.
Our pray for snow party up here may have been a bit over the top.... Apologies to everyone in Canterbury still without power and phones - we were just over compensating from last year. I've noticed forecasts for even more on its way. I'm giggling like a kid in a candy store. Most Ski fields appear to have had enough of the waiting game and are planning to open this weekend, with all to follow the following week. Get ready for some powder....
With the amount of snow predicted for this season, why not upgrade your gear? If you are in Auckland then next weekend R&R Sport is the place to go - Sat and Sun 24th and 25th of June. They are having their massive annual ski sale, with UP TO 50% off skis, boards, boots, bindings, clothing, accessories and more ... They will even sell your old gear on your behalf if you bring it in before close on Thursday 22nd (just no archaic straight skis or rear entry boots please) - so upgrade your equipment and notice the difference. You've had plenty of warning, start saving your cash now.
Snow co NZ
STEAMBOAT OFFERS 2006/2007 ADULT EARLY SEASON PASS FOR $935
Early Season Pricing Available Through August 14th
Early Season Adult Season Pass w/Kids Ski Free™, As Much As 37% Off
Regular Season Price
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-June 14, 2006-Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
Season Pass & Super Value Pass prices for the 2006/07 season, which
will feature for the 21st
consecutive year the popular Kids Ski Free™ pass with an adult season
pass purchase--the only
program of its kind in Colorado. In addition, the resort will offer the
adult early season pass for
$935, roughly a one percent increase over last season. As a special
bonus, the resort will
extend the season by one week, closing on Saturday, April 14, 2007.
During this extra week,
the resort will operate with limited services, lifts, facilities and
"Steamboat is a true destination resort and as such features a
comprehensive pass structure
that ensures attractive pricing and flexibility for every guest
segment," said Andy Wirth, vice
president of sales & marketing. "Factor into the equation other
tangibles such as consistent
Champagne Powder® snow, uncrowded lift lines and terrain as well as
being 70 miles from
the congested I-70 corridor and our guests are sure to find an
experience that reflects the
way skiing/riding was meant to be enjoyed and one that keeps them
coming back for more."
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And that earthquake in Calif this morning,....I've felt bigger freight trains roll by,
And I live 145 miles north of the epi-Center.
Life Is never around the RING OF FIRE.