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NZ 2019

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Untele-whippet, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rabid K9 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Draizuh One of Us

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    Sounds like a bigger deal than it is. They just happened to already be running the chairs that day anyway! Its not unheard of to get snow like that this time of year. Infact it pretty much happened to the day last year aswell.
     
  5. pedub

    pedub One of Us

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    Have picked up dobson season pass for $249
    Will spend a month in the south island this winter so i thought why not.... Only 3 days and paid for itself

     
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    Great stuff - no other sth isle resorts can match that! Nice little field too with a fairly easy drive. ⛷❄️

    In Aussie it would be a pay back in less than two days.
     
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    I got the NZ 3 peak season pass for 649nzd which gives me 50% off Thredbo day tickets as well. So I can do 5 days at Thredbo in July/Aug then ski all of Sept on the Sth Island for under a 1000 bucks.
     
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    snowgum One of Us

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    Mm- for the bigger resorts that's great value. Might be skiing for well under $50 per day when some of us are approaching $150 PD for a handful of days. We must be crazy!
     
  9. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    The three peaks pass is probably the best value offering in NZ these days.
     
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    Oops - nut loose on keyboard!!

    Just wondering if anyone has an online map of this part of Captains - might have to dig through my paper maps 1:25k. Series. It appears /sounds like Pringles will be quite an adventure when running. I have run along the V edge of what I guess is Upper Secret (chute?) - it can be quite slick and in the fog can feel somewhat lonely without much signage or peeps around.

    Certainly would want to keep greenhorns away!!
     
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    Draizuh One of Us

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    Its not going to be run very often. its quite a terrible place to put a chair. IMO its just so they can have more advanced terrain listed in the stats..
     
  14. Dumphfish

    Dumphfish Hard Yards

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    Not sure if this is right? That back bowl is good fun terrain and always has lots of snow and the lower Pringles area is meant to get and keep the snow. That's been some people's secret stash for a long time.
     
  15. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    I dunno, I spend a lot of time looking across from pisa, there isn't generally much decent cover below the cat track.
     
  16. pedub

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    Yeah im not sure about the area . The hidden valley area is often quite nice though so i was wondering. My impression was - its rocky
     
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    Somewhere for a big snow year and peak season then?
     
  18. pedub

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    [​IMG]
    Not sure. Above is a recent trail map dwg
    There is a bit of artistic licence there i think

    We usually go over the ridge at the top of the GS run in captains. I think its further right (in this image) than the Pringles area

    Would they really spend that much just for some better stats?? For a lift that will barely open? It can't be cheap?
     
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    If you look at the diagram of the map you can see that there's a lot of snow in there.
     
  21. pedub

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    Hence my "artistic licence" comment ;)
     
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