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View From Ski Lodge @ Mount Hutt Ski Resort, New Zealand

This is the view we got in the morning from the ski lodge of the early morning clouds below us. It was quite a view!


This was taken June 21, 2010, day 9 of our family New Zealand & Australia trip. On this day, we went skiing at the Mount Hutt Ski Resort in New Zealand. Mount Hutt is a mountain approximately 7000 feet (2100 meters) tall, and is located about 72 miles (115 km) west of Christchurch, on the South Island of New Zealand. It only uses the top 2000 feet (600 meters) of the mountain as a ski resort, so it was quite a drive getting up to the top area where the ski resort was located! It was quite a fun place to ski. I am a relatively beginner skiier, having only a couple of other ski experiences in my life, but I feel I was halfway decent at it, and I had a great time. Going down that tallest beginner's hill was scary, haha, but the final time, I went down it at full speed, and I stopped well too! :D

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Taken on June 21, 2010