Trip Report Canterbury and McKenzies 2018

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  1. soza

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    Starting a thread for the Canterbury and McKenzie fields.
    Opening day at Hutt today and what s start, best opening day cover in 20 years.
    All lifts turning and plenty up making the most of the perfect weather.
     
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    Photos from opening day
     
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    First day up the hill with the family. We had a late start and missed most of the crowds who were leaving around lunch time when summit six went on wind hold. Worked out well as the winds eased and both main chairs ran the rest of the day. Snow was in real good condition with snow off the groomers softening up since yesterday. Plenty of sharks, glad im on my early season rock hopper and not my new set up.
     
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    Back up at Hutt today and the midweek rain has done a bit of damage although Sunday's looking good for a top up. Was a warm one today, spring like conditions and hardly anyone one the hill. Tomorrow will be a whole different story.
    Posted a video of the conditions
     
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    considering the rain, the snow looks ok (just). how did it finish up?
     
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    I remember in the early 90's when Mt Hutt used to open on the second weekend in May. Wonder if it was more the lack of people or snow that caused them to delay opening for a month.
     
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    We had a nice 20cm top up mid week so Friday was sweet. Might get up again tomorrow, will have to see what's happening with the wind.
     
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    I think with the amount of snowmaking they do up at Hutt they could very well have opened up in May this year. Lack of paying customers I would guess what with most locals grabbing the cheap season passes.
    Has been busy on weekends, more so than this early in the season last year.
    I'm hanging out for Dobson to open but by the look of the cams they need another big dump yet.
     
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    Friday was real nice, we let the boy have a sickie from school and all headed up to Hutt for a great day. Still a few hidden suprisess off the groomers but the mountain was freshly covered and looking very nice indeed. As were the views from up top.
     
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    20cm of snow, definitely sweet
     
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    that 20cms of fresh snow looks nice and dry and it's great you were there to enjoy it.
     
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