Instasnow in New Zealand this morning!

@lex.andthecity took this stunner in Arrowtown

There’s a lot of excited people in Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown this morning. Snow has fallen overnight and settled on the ground down to lake level.

What do you do when the first real snowfall occurs and the lifts aren’t open? Pull out your smartphone and share the frenzy.

Check out these Instagram images from excited snow folk across the ditch today.


Not long now! Cardrona opens on June 10 and launches the first ‘chondola’ (gondola and chairlift) in Australasia. You could be in it! We’ve got guaranteed seats, heli transfers, flights from Australia and four nights in Queenstown. Win it here.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN Freeskiing, TIME, Powderhound, Sydney Morning Herald, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast and more.

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