The Snowball Chalet car is completely covered by snow

Snowing heavily right now with perfect conditions on the mountain

The snow started again in earnest late last night and it is still absolutely dumping.

We have had 40-50 centimetres so far and there is no slowdown in sight. The temperature is -5 degrees.

Again the forecast was wildly inaccurate calling for just 9c's. It is so nice waking up to 5 times more snow than was forecast.

We have now had around 70 cm's over the last two days and well more than a meter in the last week.

Madarao Mountain opens for the season tomorrow and it will be doing so with stellar conditions. It will be bottomless pow all the way to village level.

We are going to be digging Snowball Chalet and our Luxury Suite accommodation out of the snow as the first job of the morning... otherwise we risk completely losing ground level.

We will see snowfalls for 12 of the next 14 days with very heavy snow on the 17th, 18th and 19th of December just in time for Snowball's opening on the 20th. The lucky few who are staying with us are going to be in heaven.

Posted on Fri 14 December 2018