1. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Après topics or continue browsing and reading as a guest.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice

Invincible Snowfields

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

  1. ScottGN

    ScottGN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,974
    Likes Received:
    1,143
    Location:
    Wakatipu, Te Waipounamu
  2. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,988
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Location:
    Wakatipu
    Was keen but it sold out quick before i even had the money! Ive heard good things though..
     
  3. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Going in two weeks!
     
  4. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    Please come back with a review!
     
  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    16,603
    Likes Received:
    29,864
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    A
    TR and pix pls
     
  6. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Will do!
     
    LMB and Untele-whippet like this.
  7. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    25,623
    Likes Received:
    11,540
    Location:
    Dunedin, NZ
    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.
     
    ScottGN and Untele-whippet like this.
  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Any weather gurus can give me some positive news for NZ snow?
     
  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    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

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    29,130
    Likes Received:
    22,748
    Location:
    Perth
    You’re a bad influence on my bank account @Ozgirl
     
    Ozgirl likes this.
  11. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    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.
     
    Born2skii likes this.
  12. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    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?
     
    LMB likes this.
  13. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    29,130
    Likes Received:
    22,748
    Location:
    Perth
    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.
     
    Ozgirl likes this.
  14. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    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
     
    Untele-whippet likes this.
  15. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    29,130
    Likes Received:
    22,748
    Location:
    Perth
    l.o.l .... you think we are latte skiers don’t you :p
     
  16. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    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.
     
    piolet, Born2skii and LMB like this.
  17. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    25,623
    Likes Received:
    11,540
    Location:
    Dunedin, NZ
    Invincible would make the clubbies look like Cardrona.
     
    Dumphfish, climberman and Ozgirl like this.
  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    You in then red switch?
     
  19. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    Now you’ve piqued my interest LOL
     
  20. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    25,623
    Likes Received:
    11,540
    Location:
    Dunedin, NZ
    Maybe, been meaning to get up there for years.
     
    Ozgirl likes this.
  21. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    25,623
    Likes Received:
    11,540
    Location:
    Dunedin, NZ
    Ozgirl likes this.
  22. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    37,529
    Likes Received:
    37,355
    Location:
    woonona
    They have seniors pricing ....
     
    piolet and Ozgirl like this.
  23. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    I’m confused! 5 years ago your interest was piqued!
     
    climberman likes this.
  24. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    FU bastard
     
    Donzah and Ozgirl like this.
  25. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    It’s been re-piqued!!!
     
  26. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    40,226
    Likes Received:
    29,262
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    Plus I reserve my human right to be forgetful and inconsistent:)
     
  27. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Look we are all human.

    At least you can admit you failings!

    LOL
     
    climberman likes this.
  28. Any

    Any One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    1,607
    Location:
    oz/japan/usa
    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.
     
    LMB likes this.
  29. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    29,130
    Likes Received:
    22,748
    Location:
    Perth
    Hotham!
    Watch out. I broke my arm at Hotham LOL
     
    Any likes this.
  30. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    Maybe this will convince you to live the nightmare... its only 4 nights a trip/group.

     
    Dumphfish and Rabid K9 like this.
  31. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    23,565
    Likes Received:
    17,387
    Location:
    Dubbo NSW
    I thought you had blown your knee @Ozgirl ?
     
  32. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    29,130
    Likes Received:
    22,748
    Location:
    Perth
    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
     
    Any and Ozgirl like this.
  33. Dumphfish

    Dumphfish Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2017
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    92
    Nephew did it this year with some mates and loved it even though early snow pack was a bit lean.
     
    Red_switch likes this.
  34. Dumphfish

    Dumphfish Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2017
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    92

    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.
     
    chunky likes this.
  35. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    25,623
    Likes Received:
    11,540
    Location:
    Dunedin, NZ
    Jeeeez, that song took me back to Queenstown about 12 years ago ha.
     
    Dumphfish likes this.
  36. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,414
    Likes Received:
    4,351
    You’ll have a blast at the Invincibles.

    Johnny Curin got it back up and running after he left Mt Olympus back in 2014. I’m pretty sure Johnny is still running it. Haven’t spoken to him for a while. I’ve not stayed there but know the area well and when the coverage is good the place is rockin.

    You don’t need guides to take you up there, book in and the heli trip up and back is included out of Glenorchy.
     
  37. 20man

    20man First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hey I'm Keen on this! What's the cost for the 4 nights?
     
  38. expatgm

    expatgm Addicted

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Queenstown
    I don't what planet you have been living on for the last month but its almost certain that there will be no commercial skiing activity in New Zealand for 2020.
    Come back in 2021
     
    LMB likes this.
  39. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    10,545
    Location:
    Sydney/Jindy
    He could still be keen to know the cost. Might take a year to save!

    Am pretty certain my trip was going to be around a grand, with chopper in and a guide/cook, all meals.
     
    LMB and Untele-whippet like this.
  40. 20man

    20man First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Really? That doesn't seem expensive enough? Though yes, still a year to save
    Expatgm thanks for the warm welcome. Well excuse the self invite but at that price YEP for sure.
     
  41. expatgm

    expatgm Addicted

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Queenstown
    Your welcome
    Just trying to be realistic. Be aware that some of our tourism companies won't survive this. this operation falls in to that category. They rely on overseas visitors to stay in business and it looks like our borders could be closed to foreign nationals until a vaccine is found
     
  42. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    29,130
    Likes Received:
    22,748
    Location:
    Perth
    Awww mannnnn...
    This is yet another of the awesome things I had planned for 2020 that are now a no go.
    Grief dialled to 10 right now.
    Lucky I’m already drunk!
     
    ScottGN and Untele-whippet like this.
  43. 20man

    20man First Runs

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks Expatgm, I'm kiwi so in that respect no issues, but regarding their future financial feasibility? Well that would be a shame. I think for the sake of optimism I'll wait and see, maybe follow LMB's lead.
     
    LMB likes this.
  44. ScottGN

    ScottGN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,974
    Likes Received:
    1,143
    Location:
    Wakatipu, Te Waipounamu
    Resident in Aotearoa? ‘Cos if you aren’t Jacinda’s going to stick you in a hotel somewhere for 2 weeks first.
     
    20man likes this.