Coronet Peak (NZ) opened at the weekend and I was visiting Wanaka only an hour away so just had to go. No natural stuff, just man made snow on one run, top to bottom - it was enough to have fun with my niece and remind me just how much i love the sport. It was so cool just to get the skis back on, just glad I had a seasons pass and did not have to pay money to ski on it. I did take a photo but if post it, it might put some of you off coming to NZ to ski, definitiely not a PR shot. Hutt also opened, I think they had much better conditions. TC is still looking very barren.
So how many days have I skied in 2002 - one! And I have one large bruise to show for it. Too busy looking at the scenery while on the easy bit at the bottom, and over I went. Lesson number one for the season - don't check out the local talent unless you are standing still. Being flat on your face in the snow does not impress the guys.