A Brief Stint in the Craigieburns and the Remarkables

When everybody had given up on the season the snow finally started falling and with over 30cms of new we were off to the Craigieburn Range for my one and only time riding Craigieburn this season. Huge thanks to Licence to Chill Castle Hill and the Craigieburn Range For the past month and a half there had been no measurable precipitation so people were starved for powder. Everybody in Christchurch is at Craigieburn With the snow being maritime I was at an advantage and while others fell left and right I was able to find the goods. and we have a snowpack again Craigieburn like many other NZ club fields uses Nut Crackers which means it's harder to go uphill and the slopes get tracked slower. concentrate And there are some amazing slopes all accessed by the rope tow. Open alpine All within a 20 minute hike At the end of the day I hiked along the ridge line for 30 minutes to an untracked face in the sun but when I got there it whited out. Only in NZ Hiking into the Slackcountry Maritime Pow After that Pow and I took a bus down to the Otago country and stayed with our good friend Adam and rode his local haunt the Remarkables Dropping into Wye creek We started to head for a peak far in the range but the weather started deteriorating and one thing I have learned is when it turns head back. No snow in lower Wye Creek The place is a tad bit scenic Double Cone shines in the sun On our way back we decided to stop by the Double Cone which was still in the sun and looked like it had a tasty couloir. Skinning up Double Cone I think it goes? SCORE!!!

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