Posted by: sabrina | June 4, 2010

Snowy summer serenade

ON THIS hot summers’ day, bring on the snow and the frost!

Nz Ski Fields Map

GO FOR SNOW: Our skifields (pic:

STUFF: New Zealand skifields expect a busy winter. This weekend could be the first for Kiwi skiers to hit the slopes.

Where to go & what is special about those skifields:

  • Taranaki (Mt Egmont): Manganui club field has already some snow, first skiing could be possible this weekend, cost: $40 (daypass) – more here
  • Mt Ruapehu (Central Plateau): Whakapapa tracks & Knoll Ridge Cafe open; Turoa/Clarry’s track: best to go for with kids, kids holiday and weekend programmes & skiing courses; cost: $86 (adult day pass) – visit website
  • Mt Hutt: beginners area, terrain mix, electronic lift pass system, cost: $89 (adult day pass; kids up to 5 years ski for free) – more here
  • Coronet Peak (Southern Lakes District): special events & kids entertainment, Nightskiing,… cost: $95 (day pass) – more here
  • Tasman Glacier: 20 kilometre-run, accessible by ski plane – visit website
  • The Remarkables: Tubing Park for non-skiers/boarders, lookout… 25th birthday (of the area) party in the style of the 1980’s (01/08/10); cost: $89 (day pass) – more here

– read the full article here


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I am blogging from the northern hemisphere these days, where it’s meant to be summer. Summer here, in my hometown, usually means sunshine, temperatures of at least 25°C and higher, ice cream, shadow-seeking, swimming pools and BBQs. Starting in March.

This year, I came back to Germany in March. Good swap, so I thought, as it was getting colder and rainy in New Zealand, so going straight into spring and finally summertime sounded good.

Just that it was not sunny and spring-time-like at all. Of all these weeks, this is the second day of sunshine. There was one day in April we had 28°C, but next day it was down to 11°C, but that was it. It stayed like that until now.

Yes, in New Zealand there was a time I had wished for snow, because after all, this is technically my fifth summer in a row – but I want either snow or sunshine. Nothing of this rain-wind-ugliness-coldish-mash-up.

Anyway, enough said: summer is here – and in NZ, winter is just about to breeze in. Enjoy. And think of me when you build a snowman!

Other informative websites if you’re interested in skiing in New Zealand:



License to chill – Multi mountain pass

Ski New Zealand



  1. Egmont…

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

  2. Thank you very much.

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