Snow Farm 'cranking' after powder dump

Cross-country skiers, dog-sledders and snowmobile riders all flocked to Snow Farm's opening day yesterday, enjoying piles of powder snow that was dropped by a recent low front.

Jo Lynch, the newly appointed manager of the alpine resort that caters for those with wider tastes than standard skiing and snowboarding, yesterday said the new season was off to a perfect start.

"We've had a fantastic day, with great snow, and all our new staff are cranking," she said. "We will be opening more trails over the next week, and can already see it's going to be a big, and very busy season."

Under the resort's new management under the Pisa Alpine Charity Trust, more season passes have already been sold than ever before.

"It's great to have so many season passes sold, and the locals camps and programmes we're organising are really getting their numbers up too," Ms Lynch said.

The Southland Times