After two weekends making do on man-made snow, the Rainbow Ski Area received more than 60 centimetres of the real stuff this week. The St Arnaud ski field opened its Harry’s Way run and the T-bar up to tower eight on Wednesday, and planned to extend the terrain up to tower 12 (the full T bar) with further snowfall. The go-to ski field for Blenheim and Nelson residents opened on July 6 with the Pomeroy’s Beginner area and the Callahan Intermediate slope, relying mainly on their man-made product. Rainbow Ski Area manager James Lazor said the skifield now looked like a “totally different landscape”.
Source: 2 feet of snow in 3 days for Rainbow Ski Area, New Zealand