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New Zealand ski resort has business week in 60 years

Posted By Ski Rebel Staff On September 17, 2010 @ 4:18 pm In New Zealand,News,Ski Resorts | No Comments

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Skiers are shred some major snow this summer in New Zealand thanks to incredible snow conditions.

Good snow, good snowmaking conditions and a fantastic run of fine weather this year gave lift operators of Ruapehu in New Zealand a pleasant surprise by breaking the all time weekly record in their 57 year history.

Whakapapa and Turoa recorded 56,000 skier visits during the period, eclipsing the previous best of 51,000 recorded in 2007.

Mt Ruapehu marketing manager Mike Smith says it was a fantastic week.

“It’s unusual on Ruapehu to have such a long stretch of great weather and for this to coincide with the busy school holidays was quite exceptional,” says Mr Smith.

Snow is now falling on the mountain and is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. This year’s season all over the southern hemisphere has been reported as nothing less than fantastic. Let’s cross our fingers for the same type of conditions this coming winter!

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