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Let it SNOW, let it SNOW, let it SNOW


For snowboarders and skiers it’s a time of excitement, getting together and having fun. For me it is usually the season of colds and flu’s, frozen nose hairs and cold, dark nights – wishing it was summer. But this year I have decided to give the snow a visit, just to see what all the hype is about. The GO Rentals Guy and snow have never met yet.  It’s been one of those things I have always wanted to do, but never got around to, so it’s about time I did something about it.

But there’s a problem. A late start to the snow season has pushed ski fields opening dates to the 2nd of July! The first report of snowfall came last night from, reporting five to six centimeters at Mt Ruapehu. This has been the latest start to the snow season in 20 years! But rest assured, THE SNOW WILL COME!  Well here is hoping.

If you’ve bought your season snow pass and booked your flight to New Zealand and found out we have none or little snow, don’t panic! There are plenty of things to do in Aotearoa.

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For more ideas why don’t you check out the GO Rentals Facebook page.

What do I think you should do this weekend?  Why not go to the Mt Ruapehu Mountain Mardi Gras.  This is where everyone goes to celebrate the start of the snow season (who cares if there isn’t any snow). New Zealand Kiwi Band Opshop and a great line-up of other kiwi talent will be performing.  Come and party.  You never know, the snow might fall and you might even get to see me!

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