Newsletter - 1st August 2014

01/08/2014 6:01pm

It has been a stormy week so far, with strong winds resulting in a couple of closed days. Whilst frustrating, snow doesn’t come without a storm, and we’re eagerly awaiting a change in the gradients and temperatures that are forecast to bring snow in the coming days.
 


Lots of midweek school visits at present - Photo. Alan Lelieveld
Mountain Update
 

Local Dean Jeffery showing us how it's done - Photo. John O'malley
 
We received 10cm of fresh snow on Wednesday and there is more snow forecast, with a Southerly change in the coming days.
 
Currently we have limited terrain on offer, with the beginner carpet, intermediate platter, and T-1 up to tower 7 running. Conditions are perfect for those new to snow-sports, or for those looking for some cruisy runs perfecting your skills.  Half-day lift rates apply until all lifts open.
Introduce a family to Snow-sports
 
 
The Porters family is a large one, and we like to think that Porters is a welcoming place for any family wanting to experience some enjoyment on the snow. This is why we created the ‘Family learn-to-slide’ beginner ski or snowboard package. Just like our individual packages, our family package offers a discounted rate on lift access, equipment hire, and lessons, packaged up at a $190 for the whole family. This deal is good for the entire immediate family, so the price is the same if you have more than 2 youths. You can also add an afternoon lesson for just an extra $20 per person – what a deal! Check it out here for full info and details, and pass it on to a novice snow family today!
#skiporters – This weeks photos and winner
 
 
Hopefully by now you’re all up with the play – add #skiporters to your image posts via facebook and instagram and you’re in to win! This week’s prize is a Porters beanie and the lucky winner is @earldanbaua. Congratulations, touch base with us at marketing@skiporters.co.nz and we will get this prize to you.
Women’s Workshop Weekend
 
 
A reminder to all intermediate or advanced female skiers and riders - our annual Women’s Workshop Weekend is coming up on the 16/17 August. The weekend offers a progressive, enjoyable and diverse training experience packed full of fun. Four hours of coaching each day, wind-down yoga session, intro to snow safety and back-country travel, with meals and accommodation (Saturday night) included. Pre-registrations are essential - for more info and to sign up now, click here.
See you soon
 
That’s all from us here this week, keep doing those snow dances and hopefully the snow-gods will answer our calls! You can keep in touch with the weather conditions, webcams, and full snow report right here.
 
Regards,
The Porters Team.