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Invincible Snowfields

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by ScottGN, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. ScottGN

    ScottGN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Draizuh One of Us

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    Was keen but it sold out quick before i even had the money! Ive heard good things though..
     
  3. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Going in two weeks!
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Please come back with a review!
     
  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    TR and pix pls
     
  6. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will do!
     
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  7. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Yeah. as draizuh said, was keen, but sold out before we got our shit sorted.

    Also www.steepwhite.co.nz on Mt Larkins. I think we'll see a few more similar places in the future.
     
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  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any weather gurus can give me some positive news for NZ snow?
     
  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bringing up this thread again, trying to convince @LMB to book it with me in two years.

    My trip got cancelled due to lack of snow.

    We may need friends to help full beds.
     
  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    You’re a bad influence on my bank account @Ozgirl
     
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  11. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    You could book a room or two of beds at one of the Clubbies and a guide for a few days if mind-blowing terrain and rope-tows are your thing. You can get brekky and dinner and accom and lifts for $600 to $1K for 6 nights 7 days (often much less for members).

    You could spend the heli money on a guide for the out of skifield off-piste.
     
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  12. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah but this week is a unique experience.

    No crowds.

    No long drives to a staging area.

    No wifi.

    What about you @Any you in?

    2021?
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s all possible, but wow, what an experience it would be. Sometimes it’s nice to do something out of the box. I really enjoyed being stuck in a hut with no running water on the Tasman Glacier for a week. It’s something very very different.
     
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  14. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    These sound pretty similar to heaps of the Clubbies LOL

    There are no crowds, you could always get Black Diamond Tours to transport you :)

    I reckon you’d find a week at Temple with a guide ‘out of the box’ LOL
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    l.o.l .... you think we are latte skiers don’t you :p
     
  16. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    No - which is why I reckon some of the Clubbies would offer this experience. Uncrowded, ungroomed, tows, offpiste, serious terrain, isolation, camaraderie, etc.
    They aren’t ‘small resorts’, in my (admittedly brief) experience.
     
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  17. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Invincible would make the clubbies look like Cardrona.
     
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  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You in then red switch?
     
  19. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now you’ve piqued my interest LOL
     
  20. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Maybe, been meaning to get up there for years.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They have seniors pricing ....
     
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  23. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m confused! 5 years ago your interest was piqued!
     
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  24. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    FU bastard
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s been re-piqued!!!
     
  26. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plus I reserve my human right to be forgetful and inconsistent:)
     
  27. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Look we are all human.

    At least you can admit you failings!

    LOL
     
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    uh, I have no idea what this thread is about. But no wifi sounds like a nightmare I have occasionally! :eek:
    The not so fun part of owning/running/operating a one man online business is that you're always on call. The fun part is that I can ski every day, so long as I snuggle real nice with my boss all night.

    I've heard of a couple of NZ club fields that have internet access/etc. I have considered doing a season that way, but I've never bothered to investigate further. Lemmie know if you see any, perhaps I could be the local knowledge once you arrive. Otherwise my current 2020/21/22 plans are to look at doing Hotham for a few seasons.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hotham!
    Watch out. I broke my arm at Hotham LOL
     
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  30. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe this will convince you to live the nightmare... its only 4 nights a trip/group.

     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought you had blown your knee @Ozgirl ?
     
  32. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Knees can be fixed, and goals need to be made to strive to be ready.

    Ohhhhh yeaaahhhh
    That SO reminds me of our Chile week (except more skinning). I think I can go out on a limb and put PBs name down for that adventure.

    So...
    @Ozgirl
    LMB
    PB
    @Any (if we can convince him he won’t die without working for 4 days)
    @Red_switch
    And one spot left to tempt @climberman

    LOL
     
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  33. Dumphfish

    Dumphfish Hard Yards

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    Nephew did it this year with some mates and loved it even though early snow pack was a bit lean.
     
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    Dumphfish Hard Yards

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    Here's my nephew's mates edit of their trip. Early season, low tide but gives you a good sense of the set up and terrain. Fun to be had for all.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Jeeeez, that song took me back to Queenstown about 12 years ago ha.
     
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