Newsletter - 8th Aug 2014

08/08/2014 1:12pm

We have had a couple of magical days on the mountain this week with recent snowfalls and great snow-making conditions providing fantastic conditions for everyone to enjoy. There have been loads of happy school kids up here enjoying a very special time on the snow. Check out the recent video update from earlier this week by clicking here or the image below.
 


We received 17cm of new snow since the weekend and consequently are getting close to opening the top lifts. Another 20 - 30cm snowfall would be ideal to cover mid-mountain areas and guarantee prolonged access to the upper mountain. More snow is predicted for early next week, so it shouldn't be too long before we can all ski our favourite top runs. Thank you all for your patience, it will be worth the wait.

Currently we have the beginner carpet, intermediate platter, and T-1 up to tower 7 running. Half-day lift rates apply until all lifts are open.

Weather for the weekend
 


Saturday looks like a great day, light winds, clear skies and fantastic snow. Predictions indicate similar weather on Sunday with the potential for westerly winds picking up on Sunday afternoon ahead of another cold front approaching us. This front should bring more snow on Monday.

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New cell tower at Castle Hill - Image thanks to CHILL


Some of you might be aware of the new mobile phone tower that has been under construction at Castle Hill village over the last few months. It has been turned on today and it’s great news for State Highway 73 users and visitors to the ski area with improve mobile phone coverage. This adds to our free wifi service, allowing customers to stay in touch with the real world while enjoying some special times in the mountains.
 


Don’t forget when you up at Porters, jump on our free Wifi network and add #skiporters to your image posts via facebook and instagram and you’re in to win! This week’s prize is a multi-coffee card for six delicious Underground Coffees at Porters Café, and the lucky winner is @elliejaackson. Congratulations Ellie, touch base with us at marketing@skiporters.co.nz and we will get this prize to you.

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Thanks & see you soon!
 
Looking forward to seeing you up here for another great Porters experience. Ladies don't forget, next weekend is the Women's Workshop Weekend, only a few spaces remain and registrations close this Wednesday 13th August. 

You can keep in touch with the weather conditions, webcams, and full snow report right here.
 
Regards,
The Porters Team.