Snow, Sun, and Fun Kiwi Style

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Two-time silver medalist Julia Mancuso made sweatshirts for her cheering squad. She drew the caricature herself.

Cardrona, NZ, July 10--Snow, sun, and fun take hold of New Zealand's Cardrona Alpine Resort. As winter settles in down under, skiers cruise over hard-packed powder on the upper mountain and enjoy the new deck outside The Captain's pizzeria.

All of the Cardrona's facilities are up and running and 80 percent of the area's terrain is open thus far. A 12-inch base covers the lower mountain and a 35-inch base blankets the upper mountain.

"This is the best opening in ten years," said Cardrona's Nigel Kerr.