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Gender: Male
Age: 27
Languages: English
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Years Riding: 2
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Skill Level: picking up speed
Riding Style: all mountain
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Height/Weight: 6'0, lbs
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Region: South Globe
Location: Australia
Resort: Mt. Hotham
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7/7/2012 12:50:30 AM I just got back from the clubfields west of Christchurch. If you want variable conditions and a challenge head there. A busy day might be 60 people. Heaps of oppurtunities for hiking and traversing. I was with some local mates so just followed them. We hit up Porters, Mt Cheeseman, Temple Basin, Hanmer Springs and Mt Olympus. Got fresh tracks and good snow for so early in the season but there isn't grooming at many fields so it can be hard out. Lodges at the base of the hills are pretty sweet, some do cheap meals that are great or you can take your own up. Everyone is real chilled, your gear is generally save to be left around. Best bet is to follow a fresh snow dump and talk to the locals. Be prepared to hike as it can often lead to some sweet runs. I am looking into a Queenstown trip late August / early September with a few mates, never been so see what happens.
7/7/2012 12:42:47 AM I'm with scuddera, I got a Sessions hoodie last season and its great for warm days. I went for an XL so I can layer up underneath if I needed to.
7/6/2012 5:23:33 PM Myself and a couple of mates stayed at Gravbot lodge (Mt Hotham) last August. $100 a night including ALL meals. Breakfast was usual toast and cereal, lunch was sandwiches or help your self to leftovers from the night before and dinners were all massive meals cooked fresh by the lodge manager. Been a ski lodege, your expected to help out with dishes and maybe some cleaning but that dosent take long. It was either a 5 minute walk or catch the bus to the Genny. Only thing is you may have families there so all we were told is not to make to much noise when we stumbled in from the pub. I just got back from a trip to the club fields in the Canterbury region outside of Christchurch. A 10 day anytime Chill pass for 11 mountains was $600 (in season price), a harness and nutcracker was $25 for the week. No lifts here, a few T-bars but mainly rope tows which is a different experiance. We did a fair bit of hiking and traversing so you definatly work for your runs.
3/20/2011 8:53:17 PM Hey all. Was wondering if someone could give us an idea about the snow conditions on the mountain on the previous page. On the trail map, are the red runs expert or intermediate? Whats the snow quality like? I noticed the peak is only 1270 metres which makes it roughly comparable to Australian mountains. Great to see this forum opening up to more international members!
3/7/2011 8:57:53 PM Forster on mid north coast, Now central NSW for work. Plan to ride Hotham and Thredbo as much as possible during winter and try and sneak a spring time session in NZ but thats a long shot.
3/7/2011 8:53:23 PM I joined to make purchases and the points are a nice loyalty system. Its the same as shopping at a supermarket because you get a fuel discount at one of their fuel stations next door. I check the forum out to see reviews, random stuff and boarding tips. Its a good way to see whats happening out there on different mountains. As for the daily log in, im like getting points but not that obsessive.
2/5/2011 10:54:32 PM You need a friend in the USA who can forward the gear onto you. As much as I would like to support Aussie retailers the mark up is through the roof.
2/5/2011 10:52:25 PM I just googled NZ ski jobs and went from there, apply for every resort, thats if you can afford / able to be flexiable. My first season was at Whakapapa, Nth Island. Heaps of international travellers which made it awesome to party at but I am sure you would get that all over NZ. Best thing I ever did!
12/28/2010 1:58:31 AM I bought a helmet this season, we got a staff discount so it was worth it and riding between trees it has definitely been a good investment. You may think you will never crash but it only takes an out of control beginner to smash into you and ruin your season. I got used to mine (Smith Holt) fairly quickly, I know in some resorts you can't ride park without one now and I am sure that will roll into Australia soon.
12/28/2010 1:48:36 AM I worked at Hotham this season and had a great time, short steep runs and able to spread out. Good working conditions, expensive staff accommodation but if you get a group of mates and get a house in Dinner Plain it wouldn't be too bad. Visited falls creek and had a fun day, the park set ups are wicked! Went to Buller for a weekend, just happened to flunk the worst weather after a bluebird week so I didn't bother riding. My mate was a snowmaker there, the night life is fantastic, big party scene like most resorts. His working conditions would differ to other mountain staff. Another mate was a lifty at Thredbo and lived in Jindy. He had a great time, work wise and night life. He had his car down there but I am sure you could thumb a lift with anybody. I have never boarded at Persiher but know someone who spent a few seasons down there as a lifty. Heaps of terrain to spread out, he said the work was good, night life unreal. Any resort experience is awesome, everyone is there for a good time and to ride as much as possible.
11/15/2010 11:42:35 PM People not stopping when coming into the lift line, skis and boards getting slapped onto my board when people flick snow off, lifties not paying attention. People falling over when getting off is annoying but we all started somewhere
11/4/2010 5:50:54 PM I know what you mean mattg, its such a rip off to buy gear in Oz as much as I would like to support local retailers I can't justify paying excessive prices. Whats the point on having international orders when all the key brands can't be shipped overseas?
5/28/2010 11:31:32 PM I have the Dakine heli pro 2, stashes all my gear and I have used it as carry on luggage for short trips. I had a problem with the stitching coming undone around the back section when I got back in Australia, rang the distrubuter and they replaced it within 2 weeks. Havent had a problem since. Good for hiking because you can strap your jacket to the sides, mid strap and chest strap hold it comfortably to your body shape while boarding. Overall I am stoked with it.
5/28/2010 3:32:58 PM Newcastle here, heading to Hotham for a season. Spent last year in NZ and was planning a trip with mates to QT but got a job at hotham so heading there instead. Keen to check out Buller sometime this season.
5/10/2010 5:23:57 AM Me and a couple of mates are heading to Whakapapa early July, worked there last season and keen to see mates. Then QT for a week, then if time permits hit up Christchurch. What are the good bars in QT to hit up?


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