With powder conditions everywhere to be found in New Zealand and the weekend crowds returning to the city, I received news that Roundhill was opening it’s rope tow for the first time this season at 10:30am on Monday.
I woke up early and drove down from Methven. Having previously worked at Roundhill for two seasons, the day held a strange sense of homecoming. Throwing on my harness and attaching my nutcracker I set off to enjoy the epic powder on Oceania’s largest lifted vertical.
I ended up doing a short tour with Simon Trummer, it’s a small resort (world), because we ended up knowing quite a few people in common.
I did manage to have my first fall of the trip. At significant pace in the lower section of the rope tow terrain, I managed to drive one of my skis firmly into a submerged rock. Lucky lowered din’s and a soft landing meant that the only injury was to my bases.
Below is the GPS track for our short afternoon tour.