Mt Hutt has passed the 1.5m (five foot) base depth with 1.55m lying on upper slopes after an 8cm (three inch) snowfall in the past 24 hours. Other resorts are reporting new snow too. Treble Cone has 5cm (two inches) of fresh powder on a 77cm base.
Whakapapa has a 92cm (three foot) base after v10cm of new snow fell, its fellow Mt Ruapehu resort of Turoa has 1.35m (4.5 feet) after receiving 15cm (six inches) of new snow.
Over 70 competitors came out in full force on Saturday to take part in the first event of the Mother Freestyle Series, the Nitro Elan Jib Nats with prizes from Nitro, Elan and 3CS. There was over $10,000 in cash and prizes and lots of spectators turned out. Next up are the Smith Sessions Slopestyle at Turoa on 14th August.