We just got to wanaka via crown range....no dramas on the drive. Wanaka looks nice! Cardrona with the kids tomorrow. Might go for a run this arvo.....a bit of family tension to blow off!!
Yeah, you're not wrong. Lots of kids, lots of snowboarders, lots of Chinese. A bit of a circus.
The queues though are at least well organised, so not too bad.
Agreed. You really are a captive audience there and prices are going crazy. And we found that, apart from Speights, there isn't really much in terms of casual cafe dining.Shame a lot of the mistakes in Queenstown are happening in wanaka. It’s not the place it was 30 years ago!
There’s red star the burger place that used to always be a good feed.Agreed. You really are a captive audience there and prices are going crazy. And we found that, apart from Speights, there isn't really much in terms of casual cafe dining.
Looks like you may be looking for little orange coloured flags on piste today to find your way down?Slow start for last day. Looks like 10 cents fresh at cardrona. Chains from bottom. Heading up with 2 older kids for a couple of hours. Mrs mr and ms10 heading to snow farm. Looks pretty rough on the cams.....
Is what it is..........enjoy. It's a great way to work on technique and think about body position, shins on the tongue of your boots. etc. Change to low vis lenses if you have them. I followed a private lesson for a bit in very low vis last season. (couple of locals I was chatting with at lunch said worst vis day of the season). The instructor was fantastic, skier was a kid who was probably 14+ very good little skier. Instructor kept a very very slow pace and asked him a number of times if the boy was OK, not feeling sick in the stomach? Instructor was saying it was OK to feel sick in the stomach, was normal as it was not a normal situation to be in. But instructor kept on saying, I know where we are, it's a wide blue run, we are safe and this is a great opportunity to just think about your technique, etc etc.Yes......thats what they say......
Anyway mr12 is very keen for last day.....its 'his trip' (he asked for it for xmas) so ill go with it. I expect we wont last long...
My first day this year was poor visibility and raining. A couple people dropped over the edge of Sean's Way cat-track en route to Captain's basin. The day wasn't shut down then. Maybe the concern today was finding people if they did manage to disappear over an edge, rather than people actually falling over edges.Noooooo.
Saw they didn't even open Captains at all this morning, so must have been concerned about boundaries and people loosing their way?
Maybe something happened which made them pull the plug?
Winds were not that bad.
Good...but not as good as the hype suggests2 degrees and sleet on the cromwell road....crown range open but we went to QT the gentle way to be sure...very scenic....id say more scenic Fergburger breakfast in QT. We had heard the hype but the queues were scary....but no queues this morn. Good burger
Wanaka is really weird.And i got another 10kms in near the lake.
Back to melbs tomorrow, think we will go via cromwell
Real estate is fkn expensive both QT and wanaka. A bit mind blowing really
Seems to be alot of kit forms or modular in wanaka
I prefer wanaka but i guess everyone is saying that now!