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A Ceilidh at the Snow Farm

I’ve come close but this weekend past I realised I’ve never been to a true dinkum Ceilidh before [pronounced “Kayleigh”]. It all began as a fund raiser at the Snow Farm for the kids in the NZ Nordic Sports Development Assoc. This is an organisation I’ve had a lot to do with – one I…

Winter wanderings at the Snow Farm

It’s so much fun up at my local cross country skiing area, the Snow Farm, that I’ve really just been eating, sleeping, skiing and working for some weeks now. As some of you know I’m running a sort of mirror blog on events there of late such as the New Zealand 100% Pure New Zealand…

The pleasant aftermath of quite a storm

This weekend we’ve experienced the positive benefits of quite a spell of wild weather. Front after front dropped up to 2 meters of snow on the local ski areas, and probably double that back in the Southern Alps. It was a pretty unusual cycle though, as a lot of it happened accompanied by gale force…

Slipping and sliding and storms and things

The weather has really been the big topic for discussion for the last several weeks, with the chatter initially being about the snow not coming. Well historically we’ve always been lucky if it came before the old school holiday’s mid term break, but no, marketing spin-doctors steal the show. But now the spell is broken…