A Conversation for Skiing in New Zealand
One extraordinary thing
possumus minimus Started conversation Sep 6, 2001
about skifields, as the locals call them, is that they do not charge for whizzing down bit, but for the boring going back up bit.
You can have the time of your life at no cost whatsoever by the simple expedient of walking back up.
When there is a dearth of snow, a clever workaround is to reverse the usual order of things, by covering the mountain with outdated and unfashionable skis and boards turned upside down, and strapping blocks of icy snow under one's boots.
Thanks to Geoff Elder for inventing this method. Geoff doesn't visit New Zealand any more.
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