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...
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 …
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
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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