Travel Life Off to QT on Wednesday.

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Leaving Australia’s mountains with truck loads of snow to visit my NZ friends, do some turns and some work.
Anyone in NZ with success in the snow dance arena, please get out there and make it happen. Would like to place an order for 30cm of fresh white stuff for mid week.

Thanks, now blow the dust off those dancing shoes.
 
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It's not great, but it's fine. You'll be fine. How long are you around for?
I fly out of QT to the north island on Monday morning.

Meeting on mountain at TC on Thursday. Then Friday at NZ ski either Remarks or CP. Same for the weekend.
 

Heinz

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My friend still in Wanaka has reported another awesome heli day today with 20-30 cm fresh in the Mototapu.
 

Zimbooo

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They even reported 23cm's at Coronet this morning!!!!!!!
Best single fall for them this season.
 

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Yesterday I skied TC and Cardrona and both were in awesome condition.

Today skied The Remarks and covered the mountain. Best snow was on The East Face so did that a few times. Did Homeward and Outward Bound. Most enjoyable day. Didn't do any climbing as it wasn't really worth it.

I was skiing the new W100 and they were cranking. It's the first time I've had a chance to roll them out. Much likey. I have applied the latest Phantom incarnation and they were sliding beautifully.
 

Red_switch

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Everyone was heading to the chutes, they were skied out. Nobody was traversing to the East Face. We skied fresh lines.
If there's a hint of wind the chutes don't get skied out. But yeah, east face is a good time. It just doesn't get continuously reloaded by the lake Alta vortex.
 

pedub

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East face - its like the front of the ridge lookers left of the shadow chair right? It always looked rocky when I visited and I haven't skied there yet
Couldn't believe the snow loading in the chutes even at 3pm one windy day.... at least in the steeper one
 

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East face - its like the front of the ridge lookers left of the shadow chair right? It always looked rocky when I visited and I haven't skied there yet
Couldn't believe the snow loading in the chutes even at 3pm one windy day.... at least in the steeper one
Yeah! Traverse high from the top of Shadow Chair, gain the ridge but don’t climb it because you may come in on the wrong side of the rock band. Don’t go too low or you miss a good portion of the run.

Drop in and enjoy.
 

LDJ

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I was skiing the new W100 and they were cranking. It's the first time I've had a chance to roll them out.
still waiting to try my W100 out. Snow was awful in Chile with ridiculous amounts of rocks so took my old K2s. Will have to sneak an NZ or Aus trip in next few weeks or it will be Japan in Feb before I actually ski them
 
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still waiting to try my W100 out. Snow was awful in Chile with ridiculous amounts of rocks so took my old K2s. Will have to sneak an NZ or Aus trip in next few weeks or it will be Japan in Feb before I actually ski them
That’s a bugger for you.

TC & Cardrona are in better condition than the Queenstown resorts. They had a slow start but are doing well now.

Get on them as fast as you can, you’ll see what I mean.
 

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Coronet is 100% skiable without the 30 minute lift lines that friends have been battling with at Cardrona.
Was at coronet yesterday, it’s in very good nick and skiing really well.
A bit more snow tomorrow (predicted) will have it perfect.
 
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Red_switch

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Was at coronet yesterday, it’s in very good nick and skiing really well.
A bit more snow tomorrow (predicted) will have it perfect.
You weren't one of the Aussies on greengates talking shit about house prices on some street in Sydney(?) were ya? Haha
 

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Yeah well, my Double Bay property portfolio doesn't look after itself and I happen to like Porsches. They're a great little run around for shopping and grocery runs. I don't know why more people aren't driving them.
 
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