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Old 10-05-07, 00:35   #26
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no way! that would scratch him. they also salt the roads when its snowing = rust chaos haha
yeah Justin spec all the way.
just deciding if i should rebuild my engine.... could be good but too much $$$ already haha. also don't know where i would get it done....
can you imagine a vlct in the snow and ice??? you wouldn't get anywhere haha.
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Old 10-05-07, 00:42   #27
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haha yeah first hill we got to with a red light we would be both stuck there trying to brass button our ways off the mark lol!

Why would you rebuild your motor? Your calais goes the hardest out of any cooler/exhaust vl i've ever been in, it feels so smooth as well, Justin gets jealous when i say this but i always have, it's even smoother than his engine haha
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Old 10-05-07, 04:41   #28
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Done the Canada route over xmas and new years. Done Banff, Sunshine Village, Mt Norquay, Lake Louise, Whistler/Blackcomb. Unreal. Picture perfect snow everywhere - powder for the win!!

Did get extremely cold some days/nights... I was staying in Canmore which is a small town nestled in the rockies. Saw the temp drop to -30C.... that is cold. Jaegermeister shots go down so easy after a 5km drunken walk back from the pub at 2am when it is -24C

Destroyed my shoulder attempting a full speed run down the World Cup Men's Downhill run at Lake Louise. Ouch. Rotator cuff injuries are not good. I'll be back this year to do it all again!

Heres me at LL - check out the runs in the background. Note the drop off on the run behind me.


View from the top of the gondola at LL - you can sit there for ages and just stare in awe at the scenery. It is amazing.
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Old 10-05-07, 04:41   #29
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A skier/boarder who has only done the Aussie slopes needs to get over there and experience it. It helps cost wise when you have a mate who lives in the rockies... and his cousin who works on the mountain and hooks you up with VIP passes
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Old 10-05-07, 07:24   #30
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Just in the process of booking a NZ ski holiday for the end of july this year with the g/f. Staying in Queenstown and having 3 days skiing and 4 days of all the other action adventure stuff.....So keen.

Can any1 give me a heads up on the best mountains and runs in NZ???
Coronet Peak is the best around Queenstown area. If you are renting a car you should go up to Treble Cone which is about an hour north of Queenstown by Lake Wanaka. If your into freestyle/park riding then Cardrona and Snow Park are good and are halfway between Queenstown and Wanaka
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Old 10-05-07, 17:58   #31
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has anyone driven up to the remarkables.. whoa.... very steep. you can drive of the mountain so ezy.
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Old 10-05-07, 18:17   #32
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40cm dump on my bday 2 years ago, hopefully the same this year!


NZEVLHSV- isnt there a massive gondola going in at treble cone? Its almost cheaper to fly to NZ and ski there than go to vic/nsw here... If only you could stay in the snow in NZ
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Old 10-05-07, 19:19   #33
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is there any snow about mid june, im looking at going to nz on the 15th for 3 days with a mate. NZEVLHSV can you reccomend good/cheap places to snowboard and accomidation?
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Old 11-05-07, 00:06   #34
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love the snow havent been all last year but did the 04 and 05 seasions at buller............ dam i gotta stop spending cash on this crappy wagon of mine and get over seas and back to buller to catch up woth my old mates! being a lifty is fun at times but being hung over/still drunk takes its toll....

knocked the **** out and woke up in the med centre..... wow that was an easy way to get off work with a hang over!
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Old 11-05-07, 10:57   #35
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thanks for that, will definatly look into it next year

Nugget- Very risky going midjune, the Aus ski season does officially open then but you cant always ski then. Anytime after July 1 is usually ok
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Old 11-05-07, 11:32   #36
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is there any snow about mid june, im looking at going to nz on the 15th for 3 days with a mate. NZEVLHSV can you reccomend good/cheap places to snowboard and accomidation?
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10 years ago I would have said no worries, but these days things dont really get going until late July

Dont really know of any cheap places to stay in QT but I know there are backpacker type places

Flying into Christchurch and skiing at Mt Hutt is another option... just not the night life of QT
http://www.nzski.com/mountain.jsp?site=mthutt
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Old 28-05-07, 20:12   #37
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I've been skiing down at Perisher since I was two in 88'.. I was one of those milo kids with no stocks, and staking it constantly..hah
I skied for about 10 years, then boarded for 1, skied for 5, boarded for 1, then I bought myself some snow blades, there like short trick skiis, 99cm long. Pretty good fun and really easy to manover.
Taught my gf last season, that was fun! ha.. But i'd like to go over to canada, like you blokes said, its awesome! Gotta love the snow..

Here's some happy snaps... I'm 21 this year. I hadn't ever made a snowman, so I thought it was about time, so I made it with my missus..
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Old 07-06-07, 14:02   #38
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snows here 40days till i go!
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Old 07-06-07, 17:56   #39
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YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEE hhhhhhhhhhoooooooo its finally starting to resemble winter at ruapehu in NZ, about farrkin time, was starting to think i was going to be dirt boarding
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Old 08-06-07, 18:12   #40
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was thinking about making the pillgramage but im unsure of getting down there in time. ive got a major stint at the snow planned for aug which i need to talk to you about sometime soon. the ski club looks like it might be a goer when lauren gets back
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Bump

Im thinking about doing a season at an Aus resort this winter as a lifty or similar. Is anyone else thinking about doing it? I will probably apply for Perisher Blue and Falls Creek.
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Old 30-03-08, 20:44   #42
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im hoping to get to nz this year.
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Old 30-03-08, 20:54   #43
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yeh good move, if i wasnt going to work this season i would go to Queenstown and backpack for a fortnight.

Costs less than a week at the snow in Aus... including flights!
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Old 31-03-08, 13:02   #44
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im hoping to get to nz this year.
Get yourself a bargin right here... pick up when you get to NZ
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Old 31-03-08, 13:04   #45
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Itching to get down this year if i can, been too busy the last two years. When does the season open?
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Old 14-02-09, 06:20   #46
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Suspicious fire on Ruapehu skifield

Fire safety officers were on Mt Ruapehu in the middle of the North Island soon after first light today after a suspicious fire ripped through buildings on the ski slope.

Firefighters could not get to the burning buildings because of difficult road access and had to watch as they burnt.

Police said the fires were being treated as suspicious and guarded the mountain overnight until first light when more police and fire safety officers arrived.

The blaze was at Knoll Ridge, Whakapapa, 56km south-west of Turangi.

The alarm was raised soon after midnight when the buildings were burning fiercely.

The Knoll Ridge Cafe and an equipment shed, which housed a snow groomer, were badly damaged.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10556733
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Just on my way to work yesterday....





Will post heaps of pics one day when i come home...
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Old 14-02-09, 12:53   #48
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Where are you living and what are you doing for work?
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Old 14-02-09, 12:57   #49
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i cant wait for this years season to begin.went up 7 weekends in a row last year.Mt baw baw,hotham and bulla.snowboarding is so addictive.
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