Snow in force for Turoa Ski Field

(Chris Jones / Newshub)
(Chris Jones / Newshub)

Winter has definitely arrived at the Turoa Ski Field, with a substantial snowfall on the south western side of Mount Ruapehu.

Fresh snow of up to 60cm has arrived in the last 24 hours.

Snow bunnies will enjoy the snow, which has covered buildings and cars.

However, they might want to beat the traffic, with queues reported at some ski fields on previous weekends.