It's still snowing at [R772R, Turoa] which is great news for Kiwis on school holidays.  The mountain has been open on Christmas Day twice before in history and there is still a chance it could happen again.  Spring passes at Turoa launch on October 1 for $299 for adults and $199 for youths up until November 16.

There's still plenty of fun to be had at Mt Ruapehu this season with the annual Peak to Powderkeg on October 11 with a ski or snowboard down the hill, a twelve kilometre run to town then a mad dash on bicycles to the finish line at the Powderkeg pub.

Coke Zero and Von Zipper present a freestyle camp on October 13 and 14 when freestyle coaches will share tips on the terrain park and free riding with plenty of après action.