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August Newsletter

This month we're talking snow, the kids party, snow, launching the new website, snow, Facebook and did I mention SNOW?? Scroll down or BOOK NOW
July has been and gone and with it the first few weeks of skiing at Vic Hut. It was a very wet month on the mountain. A lot of snow fell early on only to be washed away by the warmer precipitation that followed. Last week was looking no better, but a potential lull in the weather resulted in a late night dash to the mountain. And for those who risked it, what followed was a powder day so magical no rugby loss could even come close to ruining it.
Sunday morning revealed 60cm of fresh untracked powder and bluebird conditions made all the sweeter by waking up on the mountain ready to go. With the T-bars out of action due to storm damage, the best runs of the day were reserved for those who chose to earn their turns. Check our website and facebook below for more photos. With the base level now over two metres and the firewood already carried up, what's your excuse for not booking?
Communications Update

We are very proud to present to you our new modern website which like our hut, is probably the best on the mountain. Our Facebook and Instagram accounts have also been set up so you can easily keep up to date with all the happenings at the club. Please share these with your friends and family. We hope to have them updated every few days. Send any posts or photos you would like to feature to ADMIN@VICHUT.CO.NZ
 
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The Family Opening Party
By Scarlett, age 8.
 
At last we arrived at Mt Ruapehu after a 5 hour drive with a break at the Clock Cafe.  Aunty Maria, Uncle Pat and Grandad (Phil) came to meet us at the carpark.  Lisa, Will, Ella and Claudia arrived about the same time.  Grandad led us up the mountain towards the hut.  It was tiring work and the straps on my bag were cutting into me.  Ollie started throwing snowballs at me and I threw one back.  Ollie threw one at Harley and Harley threw one back.  We finally came to the hut.  We walked in a bit wet.  Inside the hut was cosy and the fire was roaring hot.  In the lounge we met Jeanette and Duc and their family.  Later Nick and Bea arrived.
It was exciting to see the hut and we all enjoyed exploring the rooms and finding our bunk room.  That night we had a big dinner.  It was delicious.  Harley says he thought it was great because he didn't eat his dinner but still got pudding (thanks Maria for the best apple crumble).
 
The next day we had an excellent time playing in the snow and tobogganing on plastic bags and leaf scoopers.  On the last night we played a chocolate game where we had a relay to put on a pile of ski clothes then cut chocolate and eat it and run back again.  It was hot but fun.
We finished the weekend with a big snowball fight.  I hardly got hit but Dad (Neil) and Will were the main targets.
 
Harley wants to say thanks to Uncle Pat for taking the locks off the upstairs boxes after his experience which we are not allowed to mention.

With more snow in the forecast and bluebirds on the horizon, there's never been a better time than now to book your next trip away to the mountain. Book now!
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