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)

This was a fun little steep chute through the Towers

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

I think I had just been talking to someone about how the Mantras are indestructible at the pub the night before...

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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