The snowfall thousands of Canterbury skiers and snowboarders have been waiting for, has arrived at Porters, changing the alpine landscape with a significant blanket of dry winter snow. Today we received an additional 10cm of new snow, meaning we have received more than half a metre of fresh snow this week.
Jaan Hurka on 'The Leaper' 12th Aug - Photo: Shannan McBride
Luke Jackson making the most of the new snow - Photo: Alan Lelieveld
The top lifts are open, covered with awesome dry powder snow which fell over the last few days. Snow conditions on ‘The Leaper’ and ‘Bluff Face’ have been as good as you can get; cold, dry winter powder. These are the best runs on offer at the moment, as well as ‘Julian’s Bowl’ which is skiing very well.
On the lower slopes, the snow base laid down by our snowmaking system earlier this season is pristine, with constant top ups of fresh snow this week making for perfect beginner and intermediate conditions.
Check the conditions out for yourself! Our friends at TV1 News visited on Weds 13th August and put together the following video clip.
Weather for the Weekend
Conditions leading into this weekend are looking great. Snow showers are forecast to clear as the front passes on Thursday with mainly fine weather and a Sou-west flow persisting behind the front, which will keep the snow in great condition. Mainly fine weather is forecast for both Saturday and Sunday making for what could be the best weekend of the season.
Porters Alpine Lodge – Book now
Fancy a snow get-away this weekend? Our good friends at the Porters Alpine Lodge have a handful of spaces still available for this weekend, Saturday 16th August. It is an awesome spot to base yourself for a weekend of fun at Porters, rates for individuals start from $89 for dinner, bed and breakfast for adults, special family and kids rates also available and a 15% discount for all Porters season pass holders. Check it all out at http://www.portersalpinelodge.co.nz/ or email email@example.com.
Our annual Community Park Jam is coming up Sunday 24th August. Alan is getting his plan together and will be prepping the park between now and then for the event. This year we see a Jam format with some awesome prizes up for grabs from Winnie Bagoes and all our sponsors. Get registered today, come show us your park skills and be in to win.
#skiporters – this week’s winner
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 Porters cap and lanyard, and the lucky winner is @jayjefferies27. Congratulations, touch base with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get this prize to you.
See you this weekend!
With the prime snow conditions, cool temps remaining and fine weather forecast, this weekend will be the best of the season so far. You will not want to miss this one!