Mt.Hutt opens the NZ season for 07
Thu 14 June 07
As per normal Mt.Hutt becomes the first resort to open for the NZ 2007 season.
Ski area manager Dave Wilson and mountain manager James McKenzie poured Lindauer bubbly for the early birds.
“It was a whole heap of fun with lots of people turning up for the first runs of the season and a really nice atmosphere.”
Picking up the coveted ‘First on the Chair 2007’ t-shirts were Benny Lister of Methven, Kalim Guthrie of Rangiora, Kiapoi’s Sean Lester and Cullam Pithie from Christchurch.
Mr Wilson says snowmaking had been extremely effective in providing a good snow base across intermediated and beginner runs.
“Since last Thursday we have been pumping snow whenever conditions have allowed and come up with a good base of quality snow that’s 20 – 25 centimetres deep. That’s allowed us get going for the season and to open Highway 72, Broadway and the beginners’ area. We’re pretty happy with that for this time of year.
“The feedback was great. People loved the conditions and the atmosphere. There were a couple of terrain park features allowing freeriders to start hitting rails and boxes from day 1.”
Developments at Mt Hutt this year include improved access trails, a new trail through The Wolds, an extension to the Halfpipe, a second winch groomer, and snowmaking in the terrain park.
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