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Archive for September, 2007

Skiing New Zealand: Treble Cone

By on September 7, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Treble Cone

Today I went skiing at Treble Cone, New Zealand…. As usual, there was a terrible road into the ski area (I dread to think what these are like to drive in the middle of winter, they are pretty slippery in spring time thanks to a surface made up of loose gravel!). Treble Cone was an interesting […]

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Skiing New Zealand: Cardrona

By on September 5, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Cardrona

My cold is still bad…  however, I am here to ski… Today I decided to go skiing in Cardrona. The drive from Queenstown to Cardrona is odd as you have to go over a range of hills, and therefore you think you are about to get there, only to descend into another valley. To get to […]

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Skiing New Zealand: Coronet Peak – aka Concrete Peak

By on September 4, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Coronet Peak – aka Concrete Peak

It poured with rain in Queenstown and yet it dumped 15 – 25 cm of snow on the mountains. My cold was still bad. However, I dragged myself out of bed and up the nearest mountain by midday (Coronet Peak – affectionately called Concrete Peak by the locals). The cloud base was right down so […]

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Skiing New Zealand: The Remarkables Ski Area

By on September 3, 2007 in New Zealand
Skiing New Zealand: The Remarkables Ski Area

I arrived in Queenstown yesterday, and this morning I awoke with a very bad cold – typical. The weather was very windy outside, and I decided not to ski, but to spend the day exploring the town, which is quite touristy, and to drive up to The Remarkables Ski Area. The Remarkables Ski Area is […]

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Arriving in Queenstown, New Zealand

By on September 2, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Arriving in Queenstown, New Zealand

So, what do you find when you arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand? Well, the gateway to New Zealand’s ‘play area’ and a small town on a stunning lake. Queenstown Airport is small. Very small. I found the car hire place with no problem and was disappointed to find that I had been given a people […]

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New Zealand Ski Trip: trip to date

By on September 2, 2007 in Australia
New Zealand Ski Trip: trip to date

So, the New Zealand Ski trip to date. The trip to date has gone very smoothly. Flight from the UK to Perth, Australia was uneventful.  The flight from Perth to Darwin was equally uneventful but also magnificent as it showed the size of Australia. The train journey from Darwin to Adelaide (the Ghan) was amazing as […]

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