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First Snow of 2014

First Snow of 2014

Posted by Kate Fahey: 27th May 2014 @ 14:54:49

Winter has arrived in Queenstown!

As we went to bed on Sunday night I found it hard to go to sleep, outside the snowflakes were falling and the forecast was calling for snow down to lake level. When we awoke on Monday morning, the town was a blanket of white.

The 25th May saw the first big snow storm of the winter season set in. Local schools were closed and kids enjoyed their first snow day, building snowmen and grabbing the toboggan to go for a slide on the nearest hill.

With the first of the Queenstown ski areas, Coronet Peak, due to open on Saturday 7th June, the snow couldn't have arrived at a better time. Cold temperatures means all ski resorts have now started their snow making schedules and Queenstown is preparing to celebrate winter in style with the 40th Queenstown Winter Festival kicking off June 20.

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