New Zealand ski resorts are celebrating the beginning of July with new snow. Cardrona ski field in the South Island reported over 60 centimetres of snowfall in three days, while Treble Cone has reported over 45 centimetres. Coronet Peak and The Remarkables both received over 25 five centimetres in one night. It's good news for Kiwis on school holidays from July 14. The Canterbury Region's famed Mt. Hutt ski resort will hold its Parklife Youth Mini Shred July 12 for young freeriders. The future freestylers of tomorrow can strut their stuff with categories for 16 and under, 14 and under, and 12 and under. The clubfields also are reaping the rewards of good snowfalls with Porters and Broken River already open, and Craigieburn set to open July 12, while Mt. Potts' new Helipark opens July 15. The North Island resort of Mt. Ruapehu continues its bumper season with Turoa hitting the two-metre mark and counting with a snow depth of 219 centimetres this early in the season. New Zealand ski fields are hoping for a repeat of the 2006 record season.
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- Consistent Snow
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- Resorts open before those of many other states
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