Monday, September 1, 2008

Kiwi Style

New Zealand is a breeding ground for unusual weather. It is very hard to predict what will unfold over the course of a winter; powder, dirt, flowing water, the sensation of sticking your head out the window of a jet... sort of a mixed bag. This winter the Canterbury region got repeatedly slammed by cold storms leaving deep, dry powder with little wind. Many hours were spent moving snow and skiing lines that normally don't fill in. Living in the Top Hut at Mt. Olympus it was hard to stop skiing for almost two months, powder every day. The access road here is highly exposed so during storms the ski area was left to those already on the mountain. When the visibility was good the skiing was on, regardless of the time of day.

Photo By Roo

Photo By Browne

Photo By Russ

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