Whakapapa and Turoa on Mt Ruapehu both plan to stay open longer, in the latter case hopefully in to November. In Queenstown Coronet Peak, which had intended to close on Sunday, will stay open an extra week to October 10.
The weather has settled down a lot after the extremes of last week. But it is still snowing and Mt Hutt has reported another 15cm (six inches) overnight keeping its base near two metres on 195cm (6.5 feet). The remarkable has 180m (six feet) lying.