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New Zealand ski and snowboard season set to open this weekend

Alpine skiing pictogram. Alpine skiing pictogram. Image credit: Parutakupiu

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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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