Photos: Heavy snowfall blankets Canterbury, more forecast through tomorrow

Farmers in Canterbury's High Country region have woken to a chilly morning, with snow falling overnight and through the morning.

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More than 28cm had blanketed the ski field by 9am. Source: Supplied

At a station near Tekapo, the snow has been falling strongly since the early hours of the morning, with several centimetres building up already.

A Canterbury High Country farmer heads to work after a heavy snowfall. Source: 1 NEWS

But the job needs to be done no matter the weather, so the farmers bundled up before heading out to feed their stock.

Heavy snowfall in the early morning at a Canterbury High Country station. Source: 1 NEWS

Meanwhile at Mt Hutt, 28cm of snow had fallen by 9am with more coming in.

Heavy snowfall in Canterbury High Country, near Tekapo. Source: 1 NEWS

It'll be a big relief for the popular ski field, which opened for the season last weekend.

Heavy snowfall at a High Country station in Canterbury, near Tekapo. Source: 1 NEWS

MetService is forecasting snow through today and tomorrow in the region.

Further south in Otago, fellow ski fields Cardrona and Treble Cone are heaving a sigh of relief at the dumping of snow today.

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Drone video shows the Treble Cone ski field blanketed with snow. Source: Supplied

MetService also forecasts further snow in the Queenstown-Otago region.