Recent snowfall has all snowboarders amped up for the opening of The Remarkables on Saturday (20th June), particularly as all lifts and the terrain parks will be open for season kick off.

The resort received 10cm of fresh snow yesterday (Tuesday, 16th June) and is enjoying a solid average base of 75cm.

More snow is forecast for later today (Wednesday, 17th June) which bodes well for an awesome opening on Saturday.

Resulting of great pre-season conditions, the main terrain parks, the Dirty Dog Terrain Park and Tararua Iced Coffee Beginner Park, will all be open from Saturday. They're also able to open Shadow Basin on day one with plenty of snow, and also the Homeward Run and shuttle service.

New this year is the free transport system where all day or multiday passes or combo packs include free transport to The Remarkables from the Queenstown Snow Centre. The base building has been reorganised and the road improved with the installation of 3.6 kilometres of new barriers.