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Trip Report South Island 2019 Trip Report, Conditions & Pics

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Ozgirl, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. kylep

    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha so what was it? 5.5, 6.2, 6.3?
     
  2. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am done with this shit... I just want to go home :-(
     
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  3. Shoey

    Shoey Hard Yards

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    Damn so sorry to hear about your developments! We are in methven now , flew in to Christchurch on Saturday. Btw for your flight back if they booked you in with qantas it could be ran by Emirates and is an a380 so hopefully it would be fairly comfortable. Take care!
     
  4. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks!

    But pretty sure an A380 can’t land at Queenstown!
     
  5. Shoey

    Shoey Hard Yards

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    Sorry I misread! :( I thought you were being taken to CHC..
     
  6. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry! No, they wouldn’t let me travel by car to Christchurch so my flight got changed to here.
     
  7. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    When do you go home?
     
  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Today.

    More than ready!
     
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  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Also credit where credit is due.

    Thanks to @Sandy for talking me off a ledge for a second time this week.
     
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  10. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Safe travels. Time to start the recovery. It’s only 1 season, you’ve plenty more to come.
     
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  11. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, time to go home!!! :)
     
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  12. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    So in more positive news breakfast at the Hilton is up there with one of the best hotel breakfasts ever.

    As a Hilton Honors member I got an a la cart eggs selection, cooked to order.


    And the top photos are the press your own juice available to everyone.

    Apple carrot, celery and ginger!

    The home made baked beans were the best I have ever had. Although the huge amount of bay leaves left in it may have caught some people unawares.

    I think the Aussie breakfast he’d had something to do with the great food!

    The scrambled eggs and other eggs are real and there was a cage free flyer.

    The roasted tomatoes had seasoning and herbs on them.

    Tater tots and mushrooms along with bacon cooked a variety of levels (crispy to barely warmed) rounded out the hot stuff. Along with fruit and cold selections and the Asian style. And a few Indian curries.
     
  13. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ha!!
    Even you are done with this holiday of mine!
     
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  14. Kimski

    Kimski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Love a good hotel breakfast :)

    Fingers crossed you get a good seat for your flight back home and you get well looked after on the flight. At least you can do Queenstown to Sydney direct. No such luck for us Adelaideans, not even a direct flight to anywhere in Japan.
     
  15. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    1D!

    And the lounge even let my friends in!
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yep the Hilton is where I stay in Queenstown

    Always a great stay
     
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  17. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    To end my trip... the hosties got me drunk. Bless them.

    Still taxing. Maybe I should have asked for a wheel chair after all!
     
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  18. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    There was a guy sitting next to me editing his heli boarding footage.

    I made a comment 'so no injuries in your heli group then'

    Def think he thinks I did mine on a beginner run!

    He kind of scoffed at me. Twas funny.

    I should have said "didn't try hard enough then mate!"
     
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  19. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Although he probably didn't cry about the earthquake!
     
  20. sara777

    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    How are you getting home from the airport?
     
  21. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    My driver picked me up.

    All good.
     
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  22. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    And helped me up the stairs with my bags! All for the taxi fare equiv!
     
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  23. DustyPrints

    DustyPrints Early Days

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    Hey! Glad to know you made it back safe! Hope you have a speedy recovery! Too bad we didn't get to ride together as planned though, maybe next time!

    QT was really fun and I visited all 3 mountains. Definitely liked the runs at Coronet the most but Cardrona's snow was so much better.

    Hopefully the airlines don't lose my luggage again if I do decide to make another trip next year.
     
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  24. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dusty!

    Did you feel the earthquake??
     
  25. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I really liked the million dollar gully at coronet
     
  26. DustyPrints

    DustyPrints Early Days

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    Yes! I was in bed when everything started shaking hahaha. My friend didn't feel it at first but when I told her about it she began to panic.
     
  27. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I did wonder what her reaction would have been!

    I wouldn't have been bothered so much if I wasn't on crutches!
     
  28. DustyPrints

    DustyPrints Early Days

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    Ha, I can't even go down blue runs well. My objective for this trip was to get comfortable linking turns on green runs. Big easy was surprisingly good to practise on. One day in and I was finally confident enough on the greens to start trying out M1. Unfortunately I still fell so I took a group lesson and as usual, didn't learn much. Instructor said I'd be better off spending my money on a 1 or 2 hour private lesson, which I did and now I can get down blue runs without falling badly, though my turns are still not closed well enough. I got to try some boxes too so that was a plus! Didn't manage a single landing without falling on my ass though.

    But hey! I accomplished my goal for this trip at least, and will continue to try and improve on my next trip to Japan. One step at a time.
     
  29. DustyPrints

    DustyPrints Early Days

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    I had to calm her down by telling her to look outside at the people who are carrying on with their lives like nothing happened. :whistle:
     
  30. dayzoff

    dayzoff One of Us

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    Day 1 of 28 South Island. Pretty average at Mt Dobson for a 1st day. First time here what a great place. Not a life queue all day and that's a Saturday. Imagine today at Thredbo Signature laps under the chair in some nice pow and then a 10 min boot pack back to the lift. The view from the top out to Mt Cook was
    pretty damn good.

     
  31. dayzoff

    dayzoff One of Us

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    A bluebird powder day at The Remarkables today. Love this place, awesome if you like a hike to some steep terrain. Alta chutes was so good, filling up with wind blown knee deep all day. Still finding fresh lines at 3pm and the carparks were full.
     
  32. DPS Driver

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    “Wind blown knee deep”.;)
     
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  33. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Yep, it's a thing.
     
  34. Untele-whippet

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    dayzoff One of Us

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    Yep, it's a thing, there was some existing fallen from the sky powder that was aided through the day by the wind blowing more in.
     
  36. dayzoff

    dayzoff One of Us

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    Spent the last 3 blue bird days at Treble Cone. Very impressed with the Motutapu chutes, although not perfect snow in them it was still very skiable and I loved how steep they are and the amazing rock features such as the fickle finger. The boot pack out is pretty cruisy as well. Other highlights would be the Gunbarrell, what a thigh burning long vertical treat. The Mineshaft, the Crags, similar. Credit must also go to the customer service and quality of food and coffee at TC, outstanding.
     
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  37. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    That's the beauty of the chutes. If there's a hint of a breeze, it's free refills all day.

    If you know, you know.
     
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    Social media and my cousins tell me that Rainbow is having a cracker of a season this year.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Yeah, would be a wicked spring for touring around Angelus. ****ing long way to go though.
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must be the least JAFA ski hill in NZ.
     
  41. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats closer to Mt Robert hey?
    My dad was a member there...
     
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    How tall are you?:)
     
  44. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    You need to ski more.
     
  45. DPS Driver

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    Yes I do. Heading off again next week. Work of course.
     
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  47. dayzoff

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    Pulled into the Mt Dobson car park Saturday 8/9 to be greeted by a sign stating, "it's our 40th birthday today and lift tickets are $20" And then to get fresh powder tracks all day for that investment was priceless! What a great ski field this one is, so many hike to options not far from the lifts.
     
  48. Seafm

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    Well I really stuffed the dates up didn't I. I just dropped these two vegemites off at Cairns airport this morning. If you spot them wandering around Queenstown over the next week be sure to say hello to them.
     
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    Mt Hutt, she can be friend or foe. Have skied here many times in the last 25 years and Monday/Tuesday just gone were Epec! Amazing first tracks on South Face Monday and on Tuesday the Raikia Saddle chutes and Bluffs were opened with some great hero snow. Monday was freshies all day.
     
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    Day 28, home tomorrow. Finish with some sweet spring corn at Porter Heights. Lucky if there were 100 people on the hill. 2nd photo is the east facing ridge line just out of bounds past Big Mama. The snow ran out about 100m above the last hairpin on the road up. It was a very sweet run, about 500m vert and took about an hour to skin back up.