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Methven, New Zealand
This year’s Snow Travel Expo kicking will feature more than 50 ski resorts from around the world, with free entry, it’s one of the biggest snow and ski events for the travel industry.
Visiting Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, the show will kick off Sunday 17th May, in Melbourne at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Entrance is free, or a gold coin donation to Kidney Health Australia.
From Australia, Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mt Buller, Mt Baw Baw, Perisher Blue and Thredbo will be in attendance. From New Zealand there will be representatives from Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt, The Remarkables, Treble Cone, Porters Ski Area. This enables visitors to openly compare Mount Hutt to the other world leaders.
Internationally resorts from the USA, Canada, Japan and Europe will all make showings.
“The Snow Travel Expo aims to provide a social day out for ski and snowboard enthusiasts... it is a great place to create your snow passion,” said Phil Osborn, Snow Travel Expo Director.
Apart from ski resorts, wholesalers, airlines and equipment manufacturers will also be in attendance.
After visiting Melbourne, Brisbane will host the exhibition on Saturday May 23rd at the Royal National Showgrounds, to be followed the next day by Sydney on Sunday the 24th at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Entertainment will also be found throughout the day, and all entrants will go in the draw for a major ski holiday to Austria with return flights, transfers, seven nights’ accommodation and a six-day lift pass.
Mount Hutt is aiming to open on May 30th – 2 weeks ahead of schedule and the first time it has opened in May for 10 years.
Mt Hutt New Zealand has had 1.7m of snow in the past 12 days.
Some skiers & snowboarders hiked up to the top of Canterbury in New Zealand’s Mt Hutt over the weekend to enjoy their first tracks of the season.