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Tukino

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by GlenH, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Does anyone have any experience skiing Tukino?

    We are spending a week in Ohakune mid August intending to ski Whakapapa and Turoa, but are tempted to visit "the Wild side" with its boast of a base of over 3 metres, and wondered what it was like.

    We are pretty much groomed run skiers from Oz so not sure how much time we would spend falling about in the ungroomed stuff at Tukino!

    Interested in any feedback thanks.
     
  2. Darksidepoints

    Darksidepoints Hard Yards

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    I've never been but would love to go. Later in the season they do guided trips from Whakapapa, you walk up to the crater then go down the Tukino side and get picked up. Pricey but would be really cool.

    The problem is getting in and out of there, it's a 4wd only road and I hear pretty rugged.

    If you see a loud bossy ticket checker at Whakas with a Kelly name tag, give us some chocolate [​IMG]
     
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  3. grantn

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    Saw your post about staying in Ohakune - I'm also staying in Ohakune, from Sunday 14th August to Monday 21st August - mainly snowboarding at Turoa, but keen to give Tukino a go too, if the weather suits. I'm hiring a car, but won't have a 4WD. I saw on one of your other posts you are looking at hiring a 4WD. If you guys are going to Tukino, and have one seat, give me a call - I'd like to find someone going & chip in for petrol. If that doesn't suit you guys obviously that's cool. P.M me if you guys are still thinking of going to Tukino.
     
  4. orklundSkier

    orklundSkier First Runs

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    Kelly, I'll be at Whakas this weekend. If I see you, I'll give you a SkiSling

    EDIT: :doh:! I see you're a boarder! We have BoardSlings in testing, but not in production yet.
     
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  5. Darksidepoints

    Darksidepoints Hard Yards

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    Well I do ski sometimes, but I don't have my own gear. Thanks anyway though! Weekend was a bit f a non event. worked the Rocky all Saturday and it was super quiet, then got sent home on Sunday due to it being HV only.
     
  6. iski4u2

    iski4u2 First Runs

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    Your not going to admit to the awesome beyond words Tuesday sking/boarding you had are you [​IMG]

    How many times did we all find ways of digging tunnels in that snow and swimming in powder [​IMG]
     
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  7. Darksidepoints

    Darksidepoints Hard Yards

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    OMG Tuesday was the most amazing day I've ever had up there, terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.
     
  8. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    We never made it to Tukino.

    There was too much awesome skiing to be done at the two main fields on Mt Ruapehu.
     
  9. iski4u2

    iski4u2 First Runs

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    I saw you bailing a few times [​IMG]
     
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