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West Coast Winter Snow in Franz Josef

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Although we're close to the mountains Franz Josef Glacier township is also quite close to the ocean and is near to sea-level so it was pretty exciting to get snow on the ground last week, just enough to make a happy snow-rabbit. It's been several years since it snowed in town so everyone made the most of it.

A few hours down the road and inland amongst the Southern Alps was a different story though with heavy snow creating beautiful winter scenery, the New Zealand ski fields will be looking very healthy after this.

Back here on the West Coast the snow is back up on the mountain tops as you can see from this photo taken from the airport today.