This week Dave, Amy, Katrin, and I went skiing at treblecone. It was the first time that it had snowed here in over a month. An absolutely whopping 15cm! So it was a kiwi powder day, and in fact with the tussock grass that is planted all over the slopes on these mountains, they don’t need nearly as much snow for the terrain to be really skiable.
There were still a few grassy spots but overall it was a wonderful day. I was in a great mood as I jumped off of almost anything I could find. There were so many natural terrain features to play with, small cliff drops and great gullies. We even did a short hike up to the summit to get some fresh powder turns. It was the first day in New Zealand that I felt like I had skied hard. Today I woke up sore in the back and felt good that I was tired after an actual workout on the hill.
The day warranted an apre beer of course so we sat on the lodge deck and looked out over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps. It was a beautiful mtn to ski on. Not the most challenging of terrain but loads of fun and the views were a constant reminder of how much beauty we are surrounded by in this country.