Earthquake ravaged Christchurch, still getting rocked by after-shocks, isn’t the only place doing it tough in Canterbury, New Zealand, with the nearby ski resorts looking more like dirt parks as warm temperatures keep the snow, either natural or man made, at bay. Major resorts like Mt Hutt, which hasn’t had a fall since May 15, are still closed (Update 29/6: Hutt now has a couple of base lifts open following a decent fall). Further south around Queenstown and Wanaka Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone have been unable to open (Update 5/7: Coronet Peak and The Remarkables now open with very limited snow but Cardrona and Treble Cone still closed).
There’s a bit of snow in the forecast but nothing game-changing before the Aussie school holiday hordes begin descending over the next week or two. Tough times ahead.