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Perfect start to winter in Lake Wanaka

Perfect start to winter in Lake Wanaka
June 29, 2012

Lake Wanaka, recently named among the top 25 ski resort towns in the world by National Geographic Magazine, is poised to live up to its reputation through the upcoming 2012 snow season.

The season has started well with over 50 centimetres of fresh powder falling on the region this week leading Lake Wanaka Tourism General Manager James Helmore to state "the timing couldn't have been better for those travelling to Wanaka for the school holidays.

"All four ski areas will be open by Friday (29th June) and the new snow will allow the mountains to put plenty of terrain on offer."

Seen as one of the world's premier adventure towns, Lake Wanaka gets the most snow in New Zealand, with over four metres in an average season.

Its four mountain resorts combine to offer a wide variety of skiing, snowboarding and cross country terrain. Home to many of New Zealand's elite snow sports athletes; Wanaka offers everything from perfectly groomed beginner slopes to powdery steep slopes that promise to get the adrenaline pumping.

Those looking for time in the air can take advantage of world-class park and pipe facilities and, on any given day, will likely be skiing or riding alongside some of the world's best. Wanaka is also home to New Zealand's only cross country ski area, Snow Farm which provides a truly unique experience for those looking to improve their fitness while enjoying the peace and quiet of the winter outdoors.

Visitors to Lake Wanaka can also take advantage of the areas new OnePassNZ, which provides unlimited freedom to ski and ride at eight of the South Islands favourite mountain resorts, including all four Wanaka resorts (Cardrona, Treble Cone, Snow Park and Snow Farm).

Treble Cone Marketing Manager Nigel Kerr explains "what makes this pass unique is that it allows visitors freedom to ski any of the eight mountains as they choose.

"Beyond that, the pass can also be used to rent gear, take lessons, eat in local restaurants and experience an array of other activities like skydiving, jet boating, spas, vineyards and more."

Helmore concludes "it's magical when the peaks surrounding Wanaka are covered in white.

"The town is buzzing and we've once again become a winter wonderland."

For more information go to www.skilakewanaka.com 

28th June 2012 - FRESH SNOW IN ADVANCE OF TREBLE CONE OPENING

9th February 2012 - LAKE WANAKA NAMED IN WORLD’S BEST SKI TOWNS 

22nd November 2010 - TARGETED APPROACH RECOMMENDED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE WINTER SPORTS

19th November 2009 - SPARC INCREASES INVESTMENT IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT

7th October 2009 - SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR WANAKA SKI RESORTS 

6th July 2009 - LAKE WANAKA SKI FIELDS OPEN FOR 2009 SEASON


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