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Snow comes to the party in Queenstown

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Snow comes to the party in Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (26 June 2012) - Queenstown is buzzing after overnight snowfalls brought snow downtown and turned the resort and surrounding mountains into a magical winter wonderland.

Queenstown’s closest ski area Coronet Peak reported approximately 30cm of snow overnight, while ‘sister’ ski field The Remarkables notched up 20cm and Cardrona Alpine Resort received 25cm. Snow showers are continuing today.

The snow made a timely appearance for Queenstown’s annual Winter Festival, the resort’s longstanding celebration which marks the official start to winter. The 10-day event includes on-mountain action, fireworks, street parties, concerts, comedy, free family fun, and a mix of internationally acclaimed performers and home-grown acts.

Destination Queenstown CEO Graham Budd said the timing couldn’t have been better.

“Mother Nature has definitely come to the party!”

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Photo captions (click attached files to download high resolution images):

1/ Queenstown from the Skyline today


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2/ Left to right: Geoff, Jacqui, Alex and Sophie Keys from Queensland, Australia, having fun at Coronet Peak ski area today


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