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Snow at Snow Park Wanaka?

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Sydney, Australia
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Snow at Snow Park Wanaka?

Hi Guys,

We are planning to go to Snow Park NZ at Wanaka for the night ride. I noticed that the park closes for the season at the end of September.

If we want to go on the 28th September, does that mean there won't be very much snow at all?


Wellington, New...
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for Wellington, Bay of Islands
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1. Re: Snow at Snow Park Wanaka?

You will be very lucky to get any snow in NZ or find skifields etc open in late September. Most snow has turned to slush by then or even disappeared completely

Nelson, New Zealand
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for South Island
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2. Re: Snow at Snow Park Wanaka?

Wanaka snow fields usually close the first week of Oct.

Most continue to make snow as required right through the season.

I wasn't in Wanaka last winter but the winter before there were massive snowfalls through late Sept and early Oct. What will this winter bring? Just have to wait and see.

Best of luck :)

Christchurch, New...
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for Zhuhai, Macau
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3. Re: Snow at Snow Park Wanaka?

The skifields usually plan a closing date based not on when the snow stops falling, but on when their customers start thinking about summer sports instead and it is no longer viable to make snow! I've know good years when the skifields could have stayed open well into October, but they had too few skiers.

Queenstown, New...
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4. Re: Snow at Snow Park Wanaka?

The end of the first week of October is usaully the end of the season whether the snow is good or not.

5. Re: Snow at Snow Park Wanaka?

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