Two QT ski­fields open

Central Otago Mirror - - CONVERSATIONS - DASHA KUPRIENKO

Two pos­sums climbed a power poll and crossed a cou­ple of cables caus­ing a power cut at The Re­mark­ables yes­ter­day.

De­spite re­ceiv­ing about 10cm of snow overnight the ski field had was closed for the day.

Re­mark­ables ski area man­ager Ross Lawrence said he was pleased it was an easy fix. ‘‘I’m glad it’s just a cou­ple of pos­sums. The world will be a bet­ter place with­out them too,’’ he said.

He said the moun­tain would be open again on Wed­nes­day with about 20cm of fresh snow.

Re­mark­ables and Car­dona were the first two ski fields to open in Queen­stown area on Sat­ur­day de­spite the lack of nat­u­ral snow.

Car­dona had over 1500 peo­ple on the moun­tain, check­ing out the new $10 mil­lion Chon­dola.

Cardrona Alpine Re­sort gen­eral man­ager Brid­get Leg­navsky said the day was a cel­e­bra­tion of com­pleted projects.

‘‘It’s been a build up with a lot of work get­ting ev­ery­thing done,’’ she said.

‘‘There was a huge amount of ap­pre­ci­a­tion and ev­ery­one was walk­ing around with mas­sive smiles,’’ Leg­navsky said.

Around 800 peo­ple came up to Re­mark­ables ski­field for a shred on Cur­vey Basin, Alta and learn­ers slopes on Sat­ur­day.

DASHA KUPRIENKO

Car­dona and Re­mak­ables were the first two ski fields to open in Queen­stown area.

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