Mt. Hutt (NZ), July 17-18

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Mt. Hutt (NZ), July 17-18

Postby sven » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:58 pm

It was sort of luxurious to be sitting on a chairlift again after 6 days straight of rope tows, but re-learning to deal with crowds was a bit overwhelming. Overall though Mt. Hutt is a pretty fun mountain with some decent terrain (I stuck to the South Face, Towers, & Rakaia Chutes - which are really fun and involve crossing the road and then skiing below the road). The light was a bit flat in some of these pictures but hopefully they illustrate the terrain decently:

Coming down off the South Face (you can see a skier and snowboarder in the distance below for a point of reference)
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This was a fun little steep chute through the Towers
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On the way up the access road to Mt. Hutt.... this was more than twice the width of any of the club field access roads I had been on
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I think I had just been talking to someone about how the Mantras are indestructible at the pub the night before...
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A scenic shot... I thought it was sort of cool how totally flat the terrain is before abruptly rising to where Mt. Hutt is
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Re: Mt. Hutt (NZ), July 17-18

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:26 pm

Way better cover than my day August 23, 1982.
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