Very generally, yes. But that comes with a lot of caveats. We understand very little about our seasonal snow in NZ and largely rely on generalized assumptions. We are working on that though.Of course. But it is a likely predictor of the general trend wouldn’t you agree?
Not a great article, tbh, ignores all the most recent research.Ruapehu lean season like everywhere
RAL creating management disasters ; probably all originate in that it is a very unusual non profit ; non tax paying company.
Still good b.c. touring from now on. Tukino clocktower yesterday.
Not much we didn’t Already perceive in this article but worth a scan
Yeah, the flip in ski area demographics that has gone on is classic. Suits me fine, happy for cp to be the lowly, quiet locals/dirtbag hill.This was wye not and curvey before the chair was built.imo was heaps better before without it and the associated ground works. All it did was bring in extra crowds and parking grief and paradoxically cp ended up being quieter which was fine by me.
Oh, for sure, the Remarkables are an amazing range. For my money, the best accessible ski touring/ski mountaineering in NZ. It's just a bit painful these days to have to commit to alpine starts just to get a carpark for weekend touring. If I'm only planning on riding lifts the snow needs to be excellent for me to bother with remarks, and crowds small, so no midweek skiing this year is a (understandable) bummer. But queue free hot laps at Coronet go a ways to making up for it.There's plenty more ridges to climb and ski around the Remarkables - good to see the southern ski areas getting a bit more serious about opening up new terrain.
Amongst the (currently limited) scientific observations we have, there is no evidence for this.No doubt in my mind after 25 years of skiing the Lakes that the season has frame shifted 2-3 weeks later
I was going to tag you and say I'm sure Red will have data to suggest this is just anecdotal observationAmongst the (currently limited) scientific observations we have, there is no evidence for this.
Or I could mention the white Christmases mum had in Te Anau as a kid.
June, or even May, is often good. And often that good snow disappears somewhat in late June/early July. Usually as a result of persistent high pressure. This is not a new thing, it's old wisdom amongst the heliski guides and avvy forecasters that this often sees the development of surface hoar that is subsequently buried and becomes an avalanche problem later in winter.I was going to tag you and say I'm sure Red will have data to suggest this is just anecdotal observation
It is a bit like "Summers were hotter when I was a kid"
But it does seem like I skiid a lot more good snow in June in past years
Unfortunately the airmass was fairly dry by the time it reached Dunedin, having tracked inland from the SW, so the snow was never quite heavy enough to last for too long. But it did look good while it lasted. 50 km south of here is a different story though!Dunedin yesterday looking from the Town Hall to the Anglican Cathedral.
Here you go @Heinz this's for you
Thanks Hienz as you probably know Paul was killed in a climbing accident about ten years ago on Aoraki. I recall there's a small monument to him on the aspiring road.
If he was still around I'm sure he'd be still out there guiding.
Lol.For anyone with kids looking at a future trip to Queenstown and surrounds (yes time to piss off Covid-19), I just read the fantastic news that Deer Parks heights has re-opened after more than a decade closed.https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/deer-park-heights-reopening-after-11-year-break