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The Remarkables vs Coronet Peak

sunny 7 °C

So after spending yesterday on Coronet Peak we decided to give The Remarkables a go today. Every morning at breakfast they print out the snow conditions for each place and it had way better stats and lots of longer runs. The conditions said it would be really cold though and suggested double layering so we all headed back up to the cabin to get more thermals.

Our bus driver for the morning’s name was Tom and he had an amazing accent that charmed Zac and I immediately! The drive, however, was not so charming. It was windy and ridiculously steep and had guard rails about 30cm off the ground – not very assuring when you are in a huge bus!!! Once we arrived though we were blown away by how sunny it was and after a few runs had to all go inside and remove one layer before we passed out from over heating! The chair lifts at The Remarkables had much steeper exits at the top and this did mean that one of us had a stack every time we caught it, and every time we got on one I managed to squash Zac’s thumb between my back and the chair….. my bad! We were all feeling a lot more confident by the end of the day and there weren’t any major stacks. I did do a forward flip once and destroyed my knee because a crazy ski woman called out behind me and I turned around to look and absolutely ate it ☹ Need to get some strapping tape before I go again because I was in quite a bit of pain by the end of the day! Zac also tried to cut across me once and face planted which was hilarious but then as I dodged him and laughed I stacked it as well. One of the times Marc stacked it and landed face down it was way too tempting to slide in and kick snow in his face! He owed me a snowball in the face though so probably wasn’t worth it.

We spent all day at the ski fields and after the hike back up to our lodge (a real killer in all our snow gear but we keep focusing on how fit we will be!) we are now all showering and getting ready to go out somewhere for dinner. Last night we ended up back at the Pig n Whistle because everywhere was so busy or crazy expensive so we have now named that our ‘local’. Might end up there again but we are planning on trying Lone Star for dinner then heading to The World Bar to check out what it’s like.

My turn to shower so am going to head off ☺

Posted by clairebear89 22:00 Archived in New Zealand

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