Freak summer snow opens up New Zealand skiing

‘Unexpectedly epic’ Mt Hutt writes on its Facebook page, alongside these images from the mountain this week, after the New Zealand resort received 30cm of fresh snow, mid summer.

The weekend snowfall meant that Mt Hutt could fire up the lifts for one day of skiing.

Mountain bikers and skiers shared the slopes on this freak summer ski day in the South Island mountain resort.