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Category: Canterbury

Lewis Pass Tops

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By , June 6, 2016 4:20 am

Lewis TopsLewis pass tops offer a classic Kiwi mixed tramping and ski touring experience.
This area is on the main divide and gets its snow from the westerly quarter. Often early season storms from the SW can miss the Canterbury ranges further east but might put a good cover on the main divide. In a case such as this it’s worth the drive from Christchurch just for something different.

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Fox Peak to Round Hill traverse

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By , May 20, 2016 11:32 am

Skiing west past small tarn from saddle at pts 3209 & 2299

Fox Peak Ski Field to Roundhill Ski Field is a fun  ski traverse of moderate difficulty, and makes an excellent outing with friends.

Since the traverse goes from one ski field to another a car shuttle is necessary. Recommendations are to either a) have a driver standing by, or  b)2 parties start from opposite ends, or c) start from Roundhill one day, sleep at the Fox Peak Ski Field club lodge, then ski tour back to Roundhill the next day.

The route takes around 8 hours on average. 6 Hours is quite achievable, 10 hours if you are skiing laps. Continue reading 'Fox Peak to Round Hill traverse'»

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