New Zealand Snowboard Resorts Push Back Opening Dates

While snow conditions were looking epic for antipodean shreds a few weeks ago, temperatures have spiked and opening dates for resorts down under are yo-yoing across the calendar. Many dates had been moved up due to plentiful early-season snowfall and frosty temperatures, but it seems Mother Nature is proving her fickle ways with a bit of an Indian Summer (would it be a Maori summer?).

In the last few days, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, and Snow Park have canceled their opening dates until further notice.

While colder weather is expected by mid week, it's unlikely to deliver enough snow or snowmaking conditions to open on schedule says The Remarkables Manager Ross Lawrence.

"We're prepped and ready to go as soon as nature plays the game. We're conducting our staff training and induction sessions this week and everyone's motivated and ready to go. As soon as there's snow, we'll be on it."