The weather gods have turned it on for us. It's superb up on Mt Ruapehu!We couldn' t be more lucky with the weather. Stunning blue skies, majestic view of the mountains from every vantage point and kids all ready to go.
We made a smooth departure from school and had our first stop for morning tea and a play at Levin Adventure Park before heading towards the Taihape gumboot for lunch. After a reshuffling of cars and gear we had clear roads all the way up to the lodge. The afternoon gave us time to get our bunk rooms set up, skies and boots tried on and then we eagerly headed into the outdoors. We were too late to get onto the ski field but managed a great play the snow. The photos show us climbing and sliding down a snow bank. A hearty dinner led onto a games evening with Arnah being crowed the games master of the night.
A settled night with us all eagerly anticipating our first day on skiis.
By Angela Johnston
View the full article