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NZ snow storm - 1.25m!!

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by just visiting, Jun 7, 2012.

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    just visiting

    just visiting New Member

    So, it's been snowing a bit in NZ over the past few days. Check out the Craigieburn ski area's facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/craigieburn

    Good timing as the first ski fields open on Saturday.

    Also; -7 in Wanaka this morning. Brrrrrr
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    BobGnarly

    BobGnarly Dedicated Member

    Mother of mercy!
    Looks like an avalanche waiting to happen though
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    team_v

    team_v Well-Known Member

    Found these pictures this morning in my daily browse.

    Authurs Pass:
    [​IMG]


    Craigieburn:
    [​IMG]
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    Gimp

    Gimp Well-Known Member

    baaastarrddss
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    Athletic_Walrus

    Athletic_Walrus New Member

    Yep looks like we have a good start to the season here in Canty! Hamner springs got hit pretty hard so I see on the news Hutt and Porters reporting good falls, Looks like the clubbies did well too!
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    James B

    James B New Member

    Had a wee ski today in Victoria Park, Christchurch. Looks like a great start for the Canterbury skifields. All good. [​IMG]
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    Telestrom

    Telestrom Addicted Member

    Probably looking like this....

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
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    Telestrom

    Telestrom Addicted Member

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    sara777

    sara777 Dedicated Member Season Pass Holder

    That is amazing guys, great pictures! Have fun up there [​IMG]
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    I want to cry [​IMG]
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    Austin powers

    Austin powers Old And Crusty

    SATELLITE VIEW: [​IMG]
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    just visiting

    just visiting New Member

    Digging out rope-tows sucks, but not as much as digging out the kill lines. Skiing the accessed terrain however, does not suck at all.

    The over-riding sentiment is - BOOM!!
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    just visiting

    just visiting New Member

    Don't cry, just get on a plane...?
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    just visiting

    just visiting New Member

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    Donza

    Donza Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Its not all beef and skittles. My aunty chucked her two kids on the bus this morning in neg 11 temps. Umm pity the school was closed. Gotta love rural life.
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    ScottGN

    ScottGN Well-Known Member

    The Press is reporting that Christchurch had a record lowest ever maximum temp yesterday (in 149 years) with a miserable 0.4 degrees measured at the airport.
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    Telestrom

    Telestrom Addicted Member

    Maximum at Arthurs Pass was only -1.2C
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    damian

    damian Addicted Member

    Those maximums are actually a lot warmer than I would have guessed.
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    Donza

    Donza Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Arthurs pass yes
    Chch...not so much.

    My aunty lives out by Kirwee if anyone is interested.
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    Red_switch

    Red_switch Addicted Member

    New Zeland's not a particularly cold place, including Arthurs Pass.
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    Donza

    Donza Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Well it is...all things being equal.
    lattitude.
    ocean temps
    lack of any cold landmass close.
    Central North Island can get some silly cold temps at time.
    Please live in Waiouru for a few winters.
    [​IMG]
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old And Crusty

    Epic shots! Some kids will be having fun in that [​IMG]
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    Red_switch

    Red_switch Addicted Member

    nah.
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    Donza

    Donza Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    nah to desert road?
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    Austin powers

    Austin powers Old And Crusty

    Just cos you live in the Hobbs of hell
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    Red_switch

    Red_switch Addicted Member

    I've spent plenty of time in places as cold or colder to know that NZ is not a particularly cold country (in the areas where most people live and work, at least).

    Desert Road is ho-hum.
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    Austin powers

    Austin powers Old And Crusty

    They don't call Carisbrook. "The House of Pain" for nothing.
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    Austin powers

    Austin powers Old And Crusty

    They don't call Carisbrook. "The House of Pain" for nothing.
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    Donza

    Donza Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Like Norway?
    [​IMG]
    obviously
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    Donza

    Donza Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6acPX_00M9Q"></param> <param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6acPX_00M9Q" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"> </embed></object>
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old And Crusty

    Thats awesome Donna....train face shots ftw.
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    kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 Dedicated Member

    Absolutely incredible!
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    kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 Dedicated Member

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    Benn0

    Benn0 Old And Crusty

    Geez, face shots indeed, they can't see a thing.... how does the driver know when to turn?
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    Benn0

    Benn0 Old And Crusty

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    parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    &quot;The mountain was beer&quot;
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    Donza

    Donza Old And Crusty Season Pass Holder

    Queensland minds so simple.

    He uses a probe
    sully
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    tele-whippet

    tele-whippet Dedicated Member Season Pass Holder

    Train plow footage [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Looks light and fluffy
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    kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 Dedicated Member

    Yep. (Probably <span style="text-decoration: line-through">PC</span>, but bloody funny!)
    .
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    iski4u2

    iski4u2 New Member

    Its not funny but highly ironic that the canterbury area gets buried in snow the southern lakes get a dusting but Ruapehu just got plain rinsed!!! All the excitemnet of June 16th opening has been somewhat tampered.
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    Incider

    Incider Well-Known Member

    I didn't realise they even had trains over on the &quot;island&quot;. Australia being the main land of course....
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    iski4u2

    iski4u2 New Member

    Well the Aussies tried to destroy the train service but the previous guvermint got it back [​IMG]
    You are showing poor signs of the west island education system ...lol
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    Benn0

    Benn0 Old And Crusty

    A clip of Christchurch after the snow
    <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0kJrk49fysM"></param> <param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0kJrk49fysM" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"> </embed></object>
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    Darksidepoints

    Darksidepoints New Member

    I turned down a job at Hutt! [​IMG]
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    James B

    James B New Member

    [​IMG] ... glass houses, stones ....
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    kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 Dedicated Member

    I did point out the possible political incorrectness of finding humor in the accent.
    .
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    Telestrom

    Telestrom Addicted Member

    Temple Basin - 1.5m of snow!

    [​IMG]
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    TropicalPow

    TropicalPow Dedicated Member


    All great stuff. Loved the train video. Those boys were having fun.
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    sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Season Pass Holder

    Except for the bits where they were stressing out about derailing in a big drift.
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    TropicalPow

    TropicalPow Dedicated Member


    Yes sly,agreed, but I loved their commitment to the cause.