Snowfalls of up to thirty centimetres were reported in New Zealand's South Island on the last days of July. Both Ohau and Roundhill clubfields in the Mackenzie Area received thirty centimetres and Mt Dobson was able to open for the first time this season on August 1.
Mt Hutt also received over twenty centimetres and had to close the access road for snow clearing on July 30. Further south the fields around Wanaka and Queenstown got their own fare share of powder with the Remarkables cancelling the first in the Cadbury Moro Slopestyle Series due to snowstorms.
The New Zealand Burton Open is still set for August 6 - 12 at Snowpark this season with international riders mixing it up with locals to compete for $50 000 worth of prize money.
It's all good news for the New Zealand ski industry who had been experiencing a below par season with many clubfields yet to open. Treble Cone, Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables have all been freshly topped up with more snow forecast in the next week.