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Travel Life Off to QT on Wednesday.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by DPS Driver, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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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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  2. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    I arrive there on Friday.
    Meant to be some solid snow late week I thought
     
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  3. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    It's not great, but it's fine. You'll be fine. How long are you around for?
     
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  4. DPS Driver

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    Fingers crossed.
     
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    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.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Woulda kept an eye out for ya, but won't be over that way till next week.
     
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    DPS Driver A Local

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    No probs. Would have been good to catch up. Even though you're a boarder.;)
     
  8. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    I'm probably faster than you.
     
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  9. craighelo

    craighelo One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Epic at TC today best resort powder I've skied in NZ, min 30cm with lots of much deeper pockets
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My friend still in Wanaka has reported another awesome heli day today with 20-30 cm fresh in the Mototapu.
     
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    They even reported 23cm's at Coronet this morning!!!!!!!
    Best single fall for them this season.
     
  12. DPS Driver

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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.
     
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  13. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Always worth it. If East Face was good, the chutes will have been better ;)

    You timed your visit well!
     
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  14. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Waiting for bags at QT now
     
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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.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    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.
     
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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
     
  18. DPS Driver

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    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.
     
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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
     
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    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.
     
  21. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Coronet is 100% skiable without the 30 minute lift lines that friends have been battling with at Cardrona.
     
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  22. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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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.
     
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  23. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Yesterday was one of those classic coro days, point and go. Steep gullies off ego alley are skiing well. 18 laps in about 3.5 hours of actual skiing time. Doing it again today.
     
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  24. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    You weren't one of the Aussies on greengates talking shit about house prices on some street in Sydney(?) were ya? Haha
     
  25. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hahahaha, nope
     
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    Probably the same Aussies I shared a chair with up Shadow Basin on Saturday, talking about their own and their associate's Porsche collections.
     
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  27. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Definitely not me.
    If it was Ferrari collection.......
     
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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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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Good wee top up today.
     
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    Good luck to ya.

    I'm back home now. So closing my eyes, hands on ears, tra la la la la la la.
     
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