The snow dump's got South Island ski-fields rubbing their gloved hands together as they watch the snow level climb this weekend.
The last 10 days have brought unseasonable and heavy snowfall, boding well for a strong start to the season.
Mt Hutt on Sunday had a rather frosty reception, with Dave Wilson, Mt Hutt Area Manager, saying that it was the best snow the area had had in decades.
After eight years working on the field, he says it's unheard of to witness a fall like this so early.
"We're only in May and we've had well over a metre climbing to a metre and a half in the last 10 days. This is unbelievable," says Wilson.
... it is still shaping up for the best season they've seen in decades and perhaps also one of the most picturesque.
- THERE IS NO AGW.
- AGW = BS.
- AGW ALARMISTS SHOULD STFU.
- WE MUST DEFEAT CAP & TRADE - WHICH IS JUST A TROJAN HORSE FOR SOCIALISM.