ESCAPE TO NEW ZEALAND'S SNOWY SLOPESSNOW TO FALL AS LOW AT 700 METRES!
Staying in this weekend, or maybe planning to run some errands? Mountainwatch.com has a better idea. Grab your skis and jump on the next flight to New Zealand to catch this weekend's amazing snow dump on the South Island!
Mountainwatch.com Forecaster, David Winterburn, said "Snow has now hit New Zealand as predicted and is falling to as low as 750 metres at the base of Mt Cook."
"The next four days are going to be hum-dingers in the South. The low that's been battering Aussie is about to arrive and by the looks of it, it means business! As with the North Island this low will arrive by midday Thursday and we'll be fully in its grip by the evening."
Winds will start Northerly but will turn North East by Friday. As the low passes over the South Island the North East flow will be replaced by a much colder South/South West flow. Expect significant snow with the system over the entire South Island. It'll also be down to low levels (700m) so make sure you have your chains!
Thanks to Mountainwatch.com's new three-day video forecast, users can view exactly what's happening for themselves.
Editor, Russell Holt, says "The new Mountainwatch.com 3-Day Video Forecast is the most advanced snow forecast available in Australia and New Zealand. Displayed in TV quality animation and supplied daily for all mountain areas, our new forecast video blows away any other service available, and makes it an easy and quick user experience."
To check New Zealand's three-day video forecast simply go to www.mountainwatch.com click on: Forecasts, the region that you want to select, 3-Day Video Forecast and the region you want to view.
Mountainwatch.com, launched on May 15 2009, brings the mountains to urban skiers and snowboarders with live video streaming web cams from resorts in Australia and New Zealand. Up-to-date weather forecasts, current editorial, the latest gear guides, photo and video galleries and the latest news keep readers ahead of the snow game. Expert snow reports from independent sources as well as snow addicts lodging their own reports guarantee a well-rounded view for all users.
Developed by the team behind Coastalwatch, Australia's iconic surf site, Mountainwatch.com is in good hands with Australian ex-pro snowboarder Russell Holt at the helm and a fantastic team including industry icons Steve Lee, Reggae Elliss and Don St.Pierre. Mountainwatch.com understands Australia and New Zealand's ski and snowboard community and is committed to providing an information-based site that is user friendly and free to use. www.mountainwatch.com