Skiing un­der way

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS - By MAR­JORIE COOK

Cardrona Alpine Re­sort opened early for the sea­son as planned on Satur­day, but strong winds forced a quick clo­sure.

Sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager Na­dia El­lis said the windy con­di­tions meant the ski­field had to de­lay open­ing day from Satur­day un­til Sun­day.

‘‘We tried our best but we made up for it to­day. It was a great day,’’ she said on Sun­day. Over 1500 peo­ple turned out for open­ing day. On Mon­day, early birds were re­warded with an un­crowded chair lift queue and new skiffs of snow pro­vided good con­di­tions.

Tues­day morn­ing brought vari­able vis­i­bil­ity but the winds were forecast to de­crease.

Three chair­lifts are al­ready open and Antlers Al­ley ter­rain park was due to open on Tues­day.

Mon­day’s early bird queue at Cardrona ski­field.

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