We have been skiing at Coronet Peak now for few days. The snow cover is solid and firm but could use a serious top up. Snow making can only do so much. In a way it is lucky Coronet Peak is facing south, thus staying in the shade for most of the day preventing the sun from melting the snow.
The views are breath taking, but I am not intending to ski with my gear. It is rather too risky. This photograph was taken from the car park during snow making.