The Remarkables ski resort, tucked into a spectacular bowl high above Queenstown, New Zealand, today became the first ski resort in Australasia to fully open for business with an impressive cover for early June, as you can see from the image above.

Some good falls underpinned by a major blizzard a couple of weeks ago enabled the early opening.

Two  other NZ resorts, Cardrona and Coronet Peak, briefly welcomed local skiers and boarders last weekend but have since closed ahead of official, full-time openings on June 16.

Meanwhile, snow is very thin on the ground in Australia as we head to ward to traditional opening weekend starting June 9.

The image above was taken at Front Valley, Perisher, NSW, this morning.

It the most snow anywhere in Oz right now.

All other snow cams are showing the occasional patch of snow amid acres of grass and bush.

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