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Let it Snow: White Gold Arrives Just in Time for Whakapapa's Opening

Whakapapa

Mt Ruapehu's dry brown mountain has transformed to a white winter wonderland in the past few days and not a minute too soon as the first of its skifields gets ready to open its doors tomorrow.

The snow machines have been working around the clock at Whakapapa trying to produce enough snow to open Happy Valley just before the July school holidays, but in the last few days mother nature has given it a helping hand.

In the past 48 hours, 25cm of snow has fallen on Whakapapa's upper mountain and 10cm on the lower.

 Read the full story at NZHerald.co.nz

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