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36 Views of Mount Ruapehu

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Toto Warmlet, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Toto Warmlet

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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Don't know why, but kind of reminds me of another marginal snow area, Tiffindell in SethEffikka.

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    At first glance, I thought these Buddhist monks are going to ski [​IMG]
     
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  13. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends on which way you are looking? These from last month, doesn't look marginal to me, but the wind hold was a biatch.

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    I meant marginal in a strict sense. Isolated and in what could be regarded as a sub tropical climate, if it were not for the elevations you have there in that part of the North Island. [​IMG]
     
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    sub tropical?
    wtf
    mate that line finishes at Raglan
    nothing marginal about that part of the world.
    Ruapehu is a frikken big big mountain..
     
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    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What actually suprised me was the extent of the "northern alps".
     
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    Nelson lakes?
    Or Kaikoura way?
     
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    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was actually thinking of the mountain range that runs between Ruapehu and Napier / Hawkes Bay. Not sure what they are called but the seem to be (Google maps) within the Ruahine Forest Park area. Got quite a good view of them looking west from Temata Peak and on the drive south from Hastings to Ashhurst.
     
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    That's Barry crump territory..ureweras
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Tame Iti territory. Home to NZ's terrorists....
     
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    Yeah. Choice, bro.

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    I hit it yesterday it was pretty rad! shallow fresh dry cover on very hard pack. Had a tonne of fun, so many proper leg burning steeps too!
     
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    Are you at fukapapa or Turoa Milsy?
     
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    Turoa bud, was very surprised with my 1 day. we had horrid weather for 3 days with snow falling on the last day which led to the fresh cover in the morning. it was pretty much sugared up by 11-12. but at 10am it was fandidletastic! [​IMG]
     
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    FB,that ain't PK
    Thet's some guy from the Oils
    Still working on the project.
     
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    36 , 37, whatever.

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    awesome photos,

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    From Lake Taupo south to Wellington they are The Main Dividing Range or Kaimanawas, Kawekas, Ruahines, Tararuas, Rimutakas and finally the Aorangi Range which slides into the sea on the eastern side of Palliser Bay. Mangaweka on the Ruahines is the highest point at about 1730m. In the colder months they can have pretty heavy snow cover. You can tell I used to live in Hawkes Bay.
     
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    Good to re-visit this thread, last week of August cant come soon enough!
     
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    Great spot..... this from a bit further up the road.

     
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    When does the season normally open up there?
     
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    teleroo Waiting for winter... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Late. Think July. Ruapehu ski slopes are on volcanic boulder fields. Need a lot of snow to cover the rocks. But the season can run into November. Spring skiing is good there. But it is different to Australia weather wise. Plan for 1/3 days full resort closure (no skiing). Views to die for and a massive mountain. Lots of terrain. But jeez, bedevilled by tricky weather. See the Ruapehu trip report threads. Cheapest season pass in the world, just about.