Had to smile listening to the radio this morning.
Today's opening of the ski season at Coronet Peak is threatened by ........
Storms bringing wind and snow. A mighty blizzard may force a cancellation.
The resort website blames gales for lifts not operating, though it says it is now snowing.
Here's the webcam.
Even on low levels, snow is forecast down in the Deep South.
And to think they've just spent $30 million on new equipment at Coronet Peak.
So much for global warming!
Even Australia has reported early snowfalls, and though the ski industry tends to talk up the scene, it does like we may also be in for a cold , snowy one, as the Sydney Morning Herald notes in this round-up of the NZ ski fields.
Certainly if current cooling trends continue.
But be careful if the cold makes you want to turn up the heating.
We can't have the lights going out, can we?