I didn't realise that Taipan was a volcanologist.https://www.heraldsun.com.au/techno...t/news-story/68d06493f69d5076eb5286e490fcf38f
And about to explode apparently !
Have they ever considered increasing the lift height? Looks like it cops quite a bit of snow
& that's what most Aussies love about NZ. The non Nanny State status. I spent 5 days skiing Turow last October then 5 days in New Plymouth with some surfing. Had a great time, there was no skiing on the Naki last year but I scored some offshore and great waves.I lived there for a year 1981 , its a beautiful mountain but wild weather and cloudy a lot , gets 300 inches of rain annually approx.
I walked to the top in autumn its a scree slope ,there is always snow in the crater.
Above the top tow is seriously windswept ,constant steep icy Double black diamond stuff , you would slide for ever.
Wet snow avalanches occurred in 1981 after heavy snowfalls.They buried and bent the handrail of the walking access track to the skifield.
Why do they use rope tows in NZ ? = cheap , not affected by wind , its obvious + its not a nanny state like Australia so you are allowed to jam your finger in the pulley.