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Various meanderings and on the road to Styx

Over the last several weeks preceeding the dramatic onset of winter and accompanying snows I’ve been grateful for some wonderful trips in South Canterbury and Central Otago, and more recently traversing parts of the Old Dunstan Road, just before it closes legally and due to snow until Sept. or Oct. And following on from a…

Andrew Pohl – New Zealand Cross Country Skier

A great post by my Snow Farm friend Andy Pohl.. Dec 13th 2012: Nor-am 2 and World Cup 15km Mass Start So a lot has happened in the week and a half since I last updated everyone.  Firstly I travelled to Silverstar Mountain Resort in British Columbia, about 7hours away from my base in Canmore.…

Lightweight ski touring dilemma solved

It was back in the late 60’s I started skiing, and at a club field complete with rope tow, walk in/up to the snow, dig the rope out after storms and crank up the tractor. We’d often ski so late we’d walk down in the dark to the accommodation hut. That’s when my love affair…

Old Haunts

I seem to have been all over locally in the last week. With springtime ski touring on x/c skis a “happening” thing [a firm snow base with soft on top really suits the narrow skis], but then there are the delights warmer temperatures bring, such as a bush walk at nearby Kidds Bush in Lake…