Thursday, 8 September 2011

Skiora! What has sunstone been up to in New Zealand?

A part from (about to start) watching the rugby world cup....the ski season has been great with silky, smooth lines still to be had in stunning spring time. Daffodils are coming out as are lambs being born!

A wee road trip to the stunning Lake Ohau at the start of the season kicked things off in style. Powder on the Friday, hanging out at the high countrylodge, chilling in the 2 jacuzzi's that over look the stunning turqouise lake with views up to New Zealand's highest mountain - Mount Cook. Awesome food - salmon, venison, lamb, beef & great vegetables all sourced locally. What more could we ask for? A contiki bus load of chicks? Tick.

Sunstone client Nicola Bini from Italy scored fantastic turns, flying in over the snow coated Southern Alps from Sydney after 1 meter of snow had dumped, which was a welcoming to Aotearoa of epic proportions.

Followed up by sweet turns at Craigieburn for the weekend, beer tasting & fillet steak at Pomeroy's (english style pub in Christchurch) & a trip across the Port Hills to Diamond Harbour on a pristine bluebird day with the harbour like glass. And yes the tasting of the iconic kiwi steak 'n' cheese pie....was well received washed down with L&P!

Temple Basin touring above Arthur's Pass - will I ever get sick of that view of Mount Rolleston, that so fondly reminds me of my Papa (Grandad)!? No, no I won't....

What's in store next you ask......let's charter a helicopter flight onto the Tasman Glacier in the legendary Mount Cook area....BOOM!

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