You are correct. Got crazy busy with kids sport and had to travel a bit for that. My dad has been adjusting to a Parkinson's diagnosis too so I've been busy helping out there.I presume sbooker did not make that spring trip to NZ. As good as the South Island ski season was, the North Island's was poor with lots of rain. Mt. Hutt is the last NZ area still open.
Taxpayers are unlikely to ever be repaid $15 million the Government loaned the North Island ski fields, that were once New Zealand's busiest. After the Covid lockdowns, a winter of poor snow was the final straw.
I believe Treble Cone's lease stipulates a certain end date. I don't know why Remarks and Cardrona don't have the same restriction.Treble Cone and Coronet Peak also seem to have fixed closing dates late Sept/early Oct. Cardrona and the Remarkables may run an extra week or two.
Patrick also got one last chance to catch Midnight Oil in concert. I caught them for the last time in May just gone. They were as good as any of the other 20 plus performances I've seen. Pretty impressive for fellows nearing 70.Patrick returned to Australia. The closing weekend of Oct. 1-2 looked drizzly and sketchy, but most of his skiing was in mid-September with full coverage and good conditions. The Spencer's Creek snow depth of 232cm on Sept. 21 was the highest at any time in any Aussie ski season since 2017. La Nina is favorable to Aussie ski areas.