Mount Hutt – Powder & Sunshine

After discovering that I could ski without issues at Thredbo, I performed a mad dash from Thredbo to Christchurch, New Zealand, a whole month prior to plan.

South Island's west coast with Mount Cook National Park's ridgeline
South Island’s west coast with Mount Cook National Park’s ridgeline

After looking at the weather, I headed on up to Mount Hutt for what shaped up to be the best day of the season thus far. Which is great to hear, as it makes me feel like I haven’t missed too much during my recovery.

Powder skiing at Hutt - all the way to the end of the day.
Powder skiing at Hutt – all the way to the end of the day.
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3:00 powder laps. Yes please.

Despite it being a sunny, powder filled Sunday it was also the busiest day that Mount Hutt had ever had. The lines were atrocious but thankfully the single line moved surprisingly quickly.

Uphill hiking required just to join the queue.
Uphill hiking required just to join the queue.

Some people were really sending it, unfortunately, the below picture is not of me. I have been taking care to not hurt my weakened ankle:

I wish I could even think about doing this, this guy stomped it.
I wish I could even think about doing this, this guy stomped it.

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