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