Usually there are two main reasons Mount Hutt goes on ‘hold’. First, it is sometimes windy. And second, the road sometimes needs to be cleared of snow. Well, on Saturday there was a new reason, a strong 7.1 earthquake that hit Canterbury cut off power to the hill.
Luckily in Methven the quake only caused a minor damage as parts of Christchurch look like a war zone. After power was restored and the lifts inspected it was skiing as usual at Mount Hutt. The snow was pretty good too.
Anyway, I hope things can get back to normal for the residents of Canterbury and my thoughts are with them. In the meantime stress relief can be found skiing up at Mount Hutt.