The ski season has been slow to arrive in NZ. July 2023 is the hottest month on record, and that’s not great for ski fields. I think it’s almost certain in my lifetime, if not the next 10 years, that all of the club fields will be closed (and perhaps all of the ski-fields).
Anyway, we took a sneaky midweek day and headed up to Mt Hutt with Ian and Paddy. We left around 7am, maybe a little after, and the top carpark was already full by the time we got there. Now, with that said, they’ve really upped their organisation – there were frequent shuttles up the hill, there were about 10 ticket booths, and queuing for the lifts never took more than about 5 mins… it really was pretty good.
Legs were just screaming by the end of the day!