A group of skiers triggered the avalanche but skied safely out of it.
The only thing better than skiing super-dry, untracked powder is discovering animals who love the same.
A warning is in place after back country adventurer triggered an avalanche on Monday.
There has for the past few years been much talk about the "death of snowboarding".
Whether it snows or no, Ruapehu has plenty of attractions for the short and long term visitor