Winter is Back!

16th of July, 2016

Hello, and thank you for reading our first blog post of the Winter 2016 season!

We’ll be honest - we were a tad worried. Throughout June and into early July, Queenstown locals and visitors alike were lamenting the lack of snow in the Southern Alps. The ski fields were suffering. We were all wondering…where is winter?

Then, just in time for the start of heli season, our pleas to the Universe were answered. Last week, the magical combination of cold air from Antarctica and moisture from Australia created a beautiful storm, dropping over a metre of snow on the high peaks in just a couple of days.

And just like that, winter has returned and all is well in the Southern Alps! The snow is showing no signs of stopping. MetService is predicting more unsettled weather early next week and the potential for another heavy storm next weekend. 

So, what we’re saying is: it’s time to heliski! Don’t miss out on the best conditions New Zealand’s seen all season. We can’t wait to take you to the powder. 

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