Chantel Smith

I like to snowboard as much as possible! I'm found most weekends on the slopes of Ruapehu.

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getting your hike on

Posted on Monday June 21st at 7:30 p.m.

This was going to be my opening day post for Turoa on Saturday 19th June 2010, however RAL opened a couple of days earlier. So I missed opening *day*, but saving my annual leave days for sometime later in the season...

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That's it, That's all NZ!

Posted on Tuesday November 10th at 5:04 p.m.

Last day, Turoa, Snovember the 8th 2009

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Not over just yet!

Posted on Monday November 2nd at 4:57 p.m.

I've had a rather busy spring and thus haven't posted in a while... Spring 09 saw winter (and SNOvember) reappear. Turoa, at Mt Ruapehu, will be open til November the 8th, so make the most of it and eek out some last turns.

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extreme spring days

Posted on Wednesday September 16th at 9:52 a.m.

Whakapapa days in the hot hot sun

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the wild side

Posted on Friday September 4th at 11:39 a.m.

a trip to Tukino - and a return to the clubbies!

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the end of our Chill Tour

Posted on Thursday August 27th at 2:22 p.m.

The tour of the Southern Fields continues... and winter pays a visit, finally.

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Avo Days

Posted on Tuesday August 25th at 6:08 p.m.

More from the road... Avalanches, warm temps, and not a frost on the car, what is up with winter?!

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5 days, 3 fields

Posted on Thursday August 13th at 12:12 a.m.

... and still going strong...

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Licenced to Chill

Posted on Thursday August 6th at 10:12 a.m.

The northern girl heads south to chill out, literally....

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goggle tan - whoops

Posted on Tuesday July 28th at 11:55 a.m.

I feel kinda bad for not writing anything last week as the last weekend of the school holidays was spent nice and dry indoors - but this weekend just gone was bluebirds and more than made up for it... especially for a weekend warrior like myself.

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a day at Turoa

Posted on Monday July 13th at 12:00 p.m.

It’s been a good week for the first week of the school holidays – open all week with some freshies to boot.

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3 out of 3

Posted on Tuesday July 7th at 4:03 p.m.

On the drive down we heard on the radio that the severe storm alert/warning (or whatever it was) had lifted just as quickly as it was put in place - gotta love NZ weather!

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Posted on Friday May 1st at 7:48 a.m.

Tales from the Volcano (and elsewhere...)

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