Ski season heats up
Big dumps, arrival of provisions creates buzz on mountain
Excitement is mounting in Wanaka’s skiing community as the count down begins to their annual powder fixes.
With the ‘‘ocean warming’’ El Nino phenomenon said to be making a return to the Shaky Isles this season, many skiers are hoping it will mean good dumps of snow before opening day on June 25.
But while Treble Cone’s marketing manager Nick Noble is enthusiastic as any other Conehead about last Friday’s ‘‘fantastic’’ 150cm dump in the Saddle Basin, he preferred to leave long range predictions to the experts.
Noble said not all of the 150cm would stay around but what did remain would pack down over the next few weeks to provide a solid base for the next lot of snowfalls.
Snowmakers should be on deck from today with snowmaking to start on the main trails as soon as temperatures drop.
Treble Cone’s management team are also working their way through hundreds of resumes and interviewing job applicants.
Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort operations staff had time to make a snowman after last week’s snowfall.
Photo: Dave Palmer.