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NZ ski areas in need of snow

Originally Published: June 21, 2011
By Megan Michelson | ESPN Action Sports

Many New Zealand ski areas have had to delay opening due to unseasonably warm temperatures and a lack of snow. Most resorts were planning to start operations in June but as of now, no major resort is open yet. The resorts are waiting for a streak of cold temperatures in order to start making snow.

"It's definitely abnormal not having any snow whatsoever at this stage of the year," Kiwi pro skier Janina Kuzma told ESPN. "The mountains are still brown and if there is snow ...

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