The last day of the season for me at Mt Ruapehu, it was so damn hot that the hard pack turned to slushies at about 10 and the spring slush came out in force. “Fresh” lines to be had all over the place, especially my favourite spot on the mountain, solitude.
A beautiful weekend at Mt Ruapehu, it’s not often you get two bluebird days in a row. Went for a walk to a nearby waterfall at the end of the day.
It only snows a couple of times a season in Ohakune, so being down there when it happens is pretty damn awesome. Not to mention the powder up the mountain, Ruapehu turned it on.
A weekend at Ruapehu with two days in a washing machine. Rain washed away most of the snow but at least what was left was nice and soft.
1st trip to Ruapehu for the season even before the lifts had opened. We thought we’d hike up and get some turns in, unfortunately the rain that hit Whakapapa the days before we got there had other ideas and the cover was seriously lacking.