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Monday, June 21, 2021
Mt Ruapehu
CEO of NZ's largest ski fields, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Jono Dean, says urgent visa changes are needed to save the New Zealand ski industry. He is calling for the Government to lift restrictions so skilled overseas workers can be employed in New Zealand’s ski fields this season. RAL CEO Jono Dean says that the current restrictions stopping skilled workers coming into the country...
Cat Azemat comes from the mega metropolis of Shanghai, population more than 26 million people, yet she chose to live in Mount Beauty, 2600 odd (not very odd) permanent residents. We did the math for you, that’s 10,000 times smaller. Now that’s a change of pace, tree/ski change for sure. And the next in our Local Downlow series .. Cat...
Did someone say "Build it and they will come"? - well, Mt Hutt had it's best opening day ever after they built their new Nor'west 8 seat chairlift. Over 2,200 people descended on Mt Hutt today for the opening of the 2021 season and the new Nor’west Express chairlift. Ski Area Manager James McKenzie was thrilled by the turnout saying their...
The best LWE snow for ages has us all frothing, but remember it's a pandemic and Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be monitoring compliance across the Snowy Mountains - in the resorts and sub alpine feeder towns. So party hard, but party safe people. Here's the word from them: Liquor & Gaming inspectors will be visiting licensed venues at the snow...
Ruapehu Region activities go way beyond New Zealand's biggest and best value major ski areas, Turoa and Whakapapa. Jointly these form Mt Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, with passes interchangeable between them - and only $NZD 74 daily midweeks all season. Which is a great incentive to go ski or board there in itself. But mighty Mt Ruapehu's snow fields are...
Avalanche awareness and training is essential for accessing the goods in lots of places we normally love to go overseas - Japan, Canada, Europe, America etc. So getting some skills and training from qualified experts before you start going those places again makes a lot of sense. But as more and more people get into the Aussie back and side...

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