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Queenstown snow season 2014

Queenstown snow season 2014

Posted by Dave Fahey: 24th Jul 2014 @ 18:57:03

I’m one of those lucky Queenstowners that gets to live the dream daily ripping around in Jetboats for a living, but even still it's fair to say that "The worst day on the mountain is still better than the best day at work". The 2014 season has been no exception. While the season did take a little bit to kick into gear it is certainly making up for it now. 

With all four mountains now up and operational, skiers and boarders have been treated with some amazing bluebird days and some great snow to go with it. While snow falls have not been as plentiful as we may like them to be (are they ever?), some cool crisp nights have made way to stunning crystal clear days with cold temperatures that have produced and held a dry, chalky and stable snow pack. 

It's hard not to get fired up with all of the bluebird photos that are circulating social media at the moment. It's been awesome to see hills filled with families and groups of mates, carving groomers, dropping rocks and sliding rails all with massive smiles on faces, all completely stoked to be on the mountain.

Those who choose to look a little further and earn the turn are finding some awesome pockets of crisp dry powder days after snowfalls. The lucky few who get to use helicopters as their mode of mountain transport are also arriving back in town with epic stories of mountains conquered, powder lines slayed, and untracked, uncrowded mountains ridden run after run & all under blue skies and shining sun.

As a local skier the only complaint I have is work is still getting in the way of me skiing 7 days a week. And as I sit here reflecting on an awesome couple of days on the mountain with great mates, I can't help but look forward to my next days off, when inevitably all those routine home jobs will get pushed aside for another two days of skiing. The only decision really is which mountain?

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