It's the perfect time of year for Kiwi ski bunnies of all levels to play in the South Island snow.
When dog sleds served as make-shift chairlifts and skiiers used "suicide bindings".
The Ruapehu District Council has introduced visitor ambassadors to help ease traffic and parking issues in Ohakune.
Skiers were taken off a Canterbury skifield after a 30-metre crack ripped across the snow.
I feel like a secret stowaway on this mountain-top as the last gondola goes down.