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by: Matt - 20th January 2009

  • 4
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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
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empty is busy
platter and T-bar only open

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I really loved this place, we found it on a driving adventure due to a Mt. Hutt closure and it ended up being way better for us as learners. The 3rd valley had great snow, not powder but soft under the crust kind of stuff, no way u can get hurt unlike Mt. Hutt hard pack. This is the best place to level up gradually and confidently. If u find yourself getting the turns nice on the beginners slopes, then your definitely ready to give the intermediate slopes around the T-bar a try. The amenities on the mountain are very basic but u can hire there. There's a small tuck shop that doesn't have much but their quick and cheap microwave-oven pies taste great and get u back on slope in minutes. The drive up the mountain isn't too challenging, I had a fractured wrist from Hutt so I couldn't drive manuel but my GF had no problem. I put the chains on though!

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