New Zealand’s ski and snowboard season is starting to get underway, with Cardrona Alpine Resort one of the ski resorts scheduled to open this weekend. Other resorts opening this weekend include Mt Hutt, and Coronet Peak.
The country’s disability skiers and snowboarders are looking forward to the start of the domestic season.
Carl Murphy, a below knee amputee snowboarder, will not be one of them on the slopes on the first days. He still has 77 days of rehab to go before he can hit the slopes. Murphy is still eagerly looking forward to the opening of Cardrona tomorrow.
A number of resorts are opening later in the season. Broken River, Porters, The Remarkables, and Snowfarm open the weekend of June 19 and 20. Mt Lyford, Cheeseman, Roundhill, Ohau Snow Fields, and Treble Cone open the weekend of June 25 to 27. Rainbow, Hanmer Springs, Temple Basic, Craigieburn, Mt Olympus, Mt Dobson, and Queenstown Snowcats open the weekend of July 4. Fox Peak opens the weekend of July 11.