New Zealand gets their share of Blizzard of Oz 3.0

We Aussies like to share the love and the storm that dumped over 140 centimetres at Perisher and Thredbo in Australia this last week hit New Zealand’s Southern Lakes over the weekend with The Remarkables at Queenstown claiming 80 centimetres from last Friday to today, Monday.  It’s even better on the North Island where Whakapapa claim 110 centimetres from this storm. You’re welcome, kiwis, you’re welcome.

Coronet Peak has recorded over 30 centimetres from the spring storm and Cardrona over 50 centimetres.

Treble Cone is calling over 50 centimetres from this weekend alone on top of last week’s TC snow storm that also delivered over 50 centimetres.

Anthony Chenot scored the goods from the first storm cycle at Treble Cone.

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And this is what awaits those lining up this morning for the untouched powder from the second storm cycle on the weekend.

Untracked fresh waiting to be had at Treble Cone

TC will be all time today as the Saddle Basin has been closed during the weekend’s storm and is set to open for powder hounds this morning. It will definitely be where you’d rather be on a Monday morning.

Meanwhile in the North Island at Mt Ruapehu… Whakapapa is calling big numbers with 110 centimetres snowfall and Turoa is sitting at 75 centimetres form the same storm.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017, a former columnist for Mountainwatch and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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