Gallery – The South Island So Far

July 22nd, 2014
  


South Island skier, Harry Pettit, enjoying some fresh pow at the Remarkables. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield

Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath

Over in New Zealand, winter has been progressing a little slowly… But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any good riding on offer.

In order to kill the bad vibes, and celebrate the 20cm that has fallen overnight, local photographer Vaughan Brookfield and I thought we’d run this gallery to show what conditions have really been like…


Even when the mountain is experiencing a low-tide season, the scenery more than makes up for it. Coronet Peak Road. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield


Crowds, snowmaking and sunshine. The mark of the July school holidays. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield


The Remarkables opened a new chairlift this season. It’s opened up a lot of terrain that was previously only accessible by two feet and a heartbeat. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield


Harry Pettit laying out some turns at Remarks Image:: Vaughan Brookfield


Nick Hyne, popping out of the pow, Remarkables. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield


Jake Koia, planting hand at Remarks. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield


Snow guns blasting at Coronet Peak. The resorts have been cranking them at any opportunity. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield