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.
With New Zealand’s Coronavirus lockdown having been eased, ski resorts are cautiously optimistic they will be able to open for a locals’ season, albeit under tight restrictions.
The winter action is just about to begin begin in New Zealand. Earliest opening is June 7 at Mt. Hutt. Others open mid-late June. Here is a preview of what’s new: