Whakapapa

(AKA Whakapapa Ski Field ) Turangi, New Zealand

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Too much

Whakapapa, Turangi
Skiing: Alpine
9 am - 4 pm Saturday. July 31. 2010
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: N

After 2 solid days, my legs are in rebellion. "Turn" I tell them. Nothing. "Turn now or hit that cliff" I say again. "Oh all right then" they answer doing a very unstyly, legs wide apart, poor excuse for a parallel turn. Still another gorgeous morning and the crowds are confined to Happy Valley and the Centennial chair. Maybe weekend skiing is not so bad after all. Calvin has progressed to the Rockgarden and making great progress. Not quite zooming all over the mountain yet but it won't be long.

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03.08.10 3.27 pm
SOUND SWEET. what were the snow conditions like?

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03.08.10 4.13 pm
Great on the first day but turning to ice and slush a bit on the third day. A bit more like spring skiing, I guess. There are snow makers all the way up the waterfall which helps as far as cover goes. Not really enough cover on the West Quad but they've had more snow since and the far west T-bar was primo. We'll be going back in a couple of weeks to use up our free passes. (There is a 2 for one lift day ticket deal if you buy a dozen Export beers, only redeemable during the week).

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04.08.10 11.18 am
haha i have a life pass lol. did you head out around black magic at all ? what was the coverage like out there?

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04.08.10 4.50 pm
I had a look but no-one else was skiing there so didn't go. I started skiing pretty young but I'm a bit rusty (haven't skied for 2 years and not only occasionally in the last 20 years) and out of skiing condition so I'm not so adventurous to go off completely on my own. I think that the coverage would have been quite good but it would have been a bit icy with no-one else skiing it.

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