A photo essay of a trip to Whakapapa Ski-field on the first weekend of the July school holidays by Scoop co-editor Alastair Thompson and family. Much to the delight of everybody around 50cms of snow fell on Saturday night, setting up both Whakapapa and Turoa ski-fields for an excellent holiday period. A further 10cms of snow fell last night. See Snow.co.nz for webcams and snow reports showing current conditions. (Click images below to see high resolution versions...)
The First Snow - Just Outside Taihape, Sunday 4th July
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The Ski Areas...
(please note an extra 10cms of snow has fallen since these photos were taken.)