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  1. essjaywhy

    NZ 2021

    Brilliant, it was the same snow conds at Card's ; deep dry, just 3x the no of people there; so its the last time i ski there except for any other option ... way too busy for me with wanaka tripling in size they need a 3rd skifield now Mackenzie was so good this...
  2. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    ... await Ruapehu spring season thru to Nov , understand there is good coverage salvage '21 ...
  3. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    Amazing 12 hour front dropping 30 to 50 cm on most ski fields Dobson was wind closed yesterday and now Covid has shut them all down and all that new snow is cooking in the bright clear sunshine today …
  4. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    Wind groom pow at Ohau on Saturday ; about 40 skiers there New front incoming Monday and clearing on Tuesday, I’m Targeting treble cone for Wednesday , it may get the goods then I hear it’s been a pretty lean till now
  5. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    Dobo yesterday ; wind beaten from the SE coming in on this aspect from Tekapo in the distance; a lot of heavier weather coming for a week to blast the Ice Festival at the Remarks this weekend, oh well , see what arises
  6. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    Dobo, well wind beaten up, as it faces to the due SE; a bunch of southern fronts on the way thru early next week
  7. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    Dobson still on windhold today, so all fresh tracks tomo but a bit cooked from 2 days of sun; hope for a clear sky tonight to dry it out. Fox peak rare midweek opening tomo
  8. essjaywhy

    NZ 2021

    Oly road is always just 4WD , but nowhere near as out-there as the Fox road. Fox is a bit of a rare score, but its got some of the best and largest S.Is b.c. club field terrain; it can be powder as its in the dry Alps rainshadow/ or else not open for a season . I...
  9. essjaywhy

    NZ 2021

    Soho willow lift opened 1st ever today at Cards, Hi Noon6 also opened at Turoa, Roundhill mega-rope had a good powder week, Motatapu chutes at TC, 3 roads are being rebuilt at Cheese, Fox & Olympus, Tukino this w.e so the season is getting on
  10. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    Nice , havent been out back of Hutt but that explains the big skin out. that region is getting 25cm dry right now, Im heading south from there on the 9th ...
  11. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    Nice, big skin out ! but theres a lot of north peaks, wheres this ?
  12. essjaywhy

    New Zealand mountain weather for 2021.

    great photos on Dobsons facebook today, crystal clear + 25 cm
  13. essjaywhy

    Accessories Guidebook. New Zealand Backcountry skiing.

    1st ed. collectors item , it was very limited compared to the 2nd ed. so i had ticked off a lot of places
  14. essjaywhy

    NZ 2021

    Just buy flexi-flights and then play the weather : Wanaka and Rua really dont get the same systems ... so book nz domestic a day before you leave home TC gets the best nz snow quality and way better weather; TC has moderate crowds, but closes 3rd weekend in Sept and...
  15. essjaywhy

    Feedback Japan Earthquake?(2011 M9 quake & tsunami)

    Photos https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/10/japans-2011-tsunami-then-and-now-in-pictures RIP
  16. essjaywhy

    NZ 2021

    Govt got voted in with an exceptional majority : 50% of those new votes from huggy celebrity/ and half from covid safety so they aint gonna blow votes over holidayers
  17. essjaywhy

    Legal implications behind snow country incidents

    Fox Peak Ski area is a pretty engaging Road as well, the New Zealand Acc system is pretty good but one of the negatives is that there’s a real lack of personal accountability, yeah I’m a beginner snowboarder from offshore ~ I can jump off this bluff and if it goes wrong well I don’t pay any...
  18. essjaywhy

    Mt Ruapehu

    We had to vicious rainfalls in recent weeks which wiped out the snow, so it was pretty toasted last weekend, it was only good for Ski Touring above 2400. There’s absolutely no need and it’s not possible to link the two ski fields by trail but that would take away all the fun of Ski Tourer...
  19. essjaywhy

    Latest Japan ski & tourism news

    Shimokura bc ~ up Gentagadake we also had a go at heading up above panorama ; up Iwate San, but the bush was very thick to Skin let alone try and ski down Then the weather packed in Iwate is serious and will need an ave assessment for the big open bowls
  20. essjaywhy

    NZ 2020

    The real Kiwi Clubs ~ https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/snow/122860917/the-clubbies-will-new-zealands-club-skifields-survive?fbclid=IwAR1scfUHxsYQEXaLDhYOFX2A9s2l43Zddqk_H3qFO5uhP7yaBLinwEibxQc

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