Awakino Skifield News 2010
28 October 2010After a fantastic season that spanned from late May to Labour Weekend, the weather has finally caught up with the snowpack, and we have now closed. The season was probably the most successful one for the field in 20 years, and that's all been possible due to the consistent support we've received from skiers - and of course our tireless volunteers. Summer work parties will begin in February, readying the place for the 2011 season.
19 October 2010We will aim to open on Sunday, weather permitting. It looks like there is a bit of westerly/SW coming through the next few days which will help keep things cool and may blow some snow over the rocks!
15 October 2010Awakino won't be open this weekend, however, the season is not yet over! There is enough snow on the main face and up high for a few more weekends yet. We will open for a day next weekend (23/24th of October).
6 October 2010Awakino will be open this weekend - 9/10 of October. Come on up and enjoy the spring snow. Plenty of space in the lodge. We will be assessing the snowpack and availability of volunteers to decide whether the ski season will be extended beyond this weekend.
6 October 2010Awakino will be open this weekend - 9/10 of October. This will be the last weekend of the season. Come on up and enjoy the spring snow. Plenty of space in the lodge.
30 September 2010Awakino will be open this weekend, however, the lodge is fully booked and no spaces are available.
20 September 2010After an epic powder weekend with close to 40cm of snow falling, Awakino is now closed to give its hard working members a rest. Next opening on October 2/3.
17 September 2010Awakino is open this weekend - and there is plenty of fresh snow. There is snow to low levels on the road - chains are required. The weather up here is significantly better than most other places this weekend, Come on up and enjoy the fresh snow!
16 September 2010Awakino is open for the weekend. The weather up here is significantly better than most other places this weekend, so come up and enjoy the fresh snow!
16 September 2010Awakino will still be opening this weekend. We look to be the place to be in what is otherwise a weekend of bad weather for the country.
13 September 2010Snowpack holding up well despite the warmer weather. Great skiing over th whole mountain. Road conditions are good - 4WD access to lodge and field for those with reasonable clearance. The field will be open through until the weekend of October 2/3, but spaces in the lodge are limited this weekend and next due to two instruction courses taking place.
6 September 2010Around 50cm of wind blown powder has fallen, with the prospects of another 20 - 30 cm this week, so the conditions and coverage couldn't be better. The ridge tow rope is ready to be spliced as soon as the weather is suitable. Open all weekends until the start of October. Spaces in lodge filling fast so please book early.
31 August 2010Awakino is open on the weekend of 4 & 5 of September. Plenty of space in the lodge. New snow has fallen over the whole mountain, and the skiing will be fantastic as always. Work is continuing on bringing the ridge tow back to operation. Also planning to open on the weekend of 18/19 September (but the lodge is half-booked for a snowcraft course). 15 places available for this weekend.
27 August 2010
Awakino is open on the weekend of 28th to 29th of August. Plenty of space in the accommodation lodge. Likely to open on 4/5 September, and the following weekends. Lodge fully booked for the weekend of 10/11 September. but 15 places available for the 18/19 September.
26 August 2010
Snowpack remains in good condition, with regular top ups and dustings received.
18 August 2010Awakino is closed. Access road and lodge closed too. The field is open for day use only this weekend (21 and 22 August) - no overnight accommodation due to a snow safety training exercise taking place. The field will reopen on the weekend of 28th to 29th of August IF enough people book prior to this weekend. Otherwise opening is likely to be on 4-5 September.
16 August 2010Snowpack is holding up well, with close to full coverage across the field, although the return of the infamous norwester has stripped out all the snow received in the big dump last week from the road. The ridge tow is close to operational again, with remaining work involving rope splicing. Superb skiing from the ridge into the headwalls of the basins. Come up and enjoy on the next open weekend.
New snow has fallen, possibly over 50cm of fresh powder.
All the more reason to head up this weekend!