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ISSUE 55           THURSDAY 14 JULY 2011...

Welcome to Issue of 55 Manganui Notes, the e-newsletter of Manganui Ski Area and Stratford Mountain Club.

So after a no snow June and early July, NZ now gets dumped on, big time! Winter has obviously kicked in with full fury. As I write this holed up in in Wanaka, the fields here have seen the snow and wind - storm snow - transform their concerns from lack of snow, to too much weather. After all the snow we have had, the fields are pleased to get operational days under their belt, as will the skiers who want to get to that new snow! All of the country has been subjected to great snowfall, and it has set up the season. Everyone is getting it, which is great!

Manganui was forecast for snow to 800m today and tomorrow...here's hoping that this is the snowfall that gets the t-bar underway and operational for 2011. Timely with the school holidays about to start!

In this issue...


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GOINGS ON’ Around the Manganui Ski Area

Taranaki Primary and Intermediate Schools Snowboard and Ski Race Day

Maybe this year it might happen, after two years of waiting in vain!  Hopefully, the race day this year will be held on a suitable school day early in the third term, the secondary schools taking the first suitable day. “Suitable” means adequate snow cover and fair weather.  We should be ready to go any time from the first week on.  We will need to be ready to move at a couple of days notice.  Clive Saleman, the Stratford Mountain Club Racing Coordinator, has kindly offered to assist us in this race day as he has in previous years. The event will take place on the Manganui Skifield as in previous years.
 
The format will be:
 
• Intermediate Girls Ski
• Intermediate Boys Ski
• Primary Girls Ski
• Primary Boys Ski
• Open Girls Snowboard
• Open Boys Snowboard
 
In some previous years we have not had huge numbers participating, so schools have entered as many competitors as they have wanted to.  Last time there were about 50 entries.  If the numbers are similar the status quo will remain.  I will let you know definitely once I have had feedback from schools who wish to compete.
 
Competitors will  need to be able to use the T-bar with confidence, independently, and have access to gear.
 
All competitors, teachers and adults will be entitled to buy tow tickets at club prices, unless you already have a season pass. 
 
If your school wishes to send a team to these races, please ring, fax or email, as soon as possible, to the following address.   Please include Name, Gender, Class level, Category (Skiing or Snowboarding) of students participating.
 
 Phone:  06 7527719 (Oakura School, attn Ray Priest)
 Fax:  067527951
 Email:  ray@oakura.schoolzone.net.nz
Or contact Ray Priest after hours 067527684 or email    jrpjpriest@gmail.com
 
As it can be changeable, risky environment, we need to ensure that you have a ratio of at least one competent mountain adult per child during the whole day, supervising from start to finish.  It is your responsibility to ensure all children are suitably dressed, equipped and have their own food and drink supplies.  The sun leaves the mountain early in the afternoon and it can get cold quickly, so warm weatherproof jackets, pants and hats are a must!  A spare pair of gloves / mittens is a good idea in case they get wet.  All competitors must wear a helmet when racing.  The mountain club does have some available to borrow.  Appropriate footwear with good grip to walk around the gorge is essential.  Walk quickly round the avalanche area.
 
The Ski Patrol will be on duty during the event and the club facilities will be at our disposal.
 
Please be very clear in your communications with those people taking part that, while all care will be taken for the children’s safety,  neither the organisers nor schools can take responsibility for accidents that may occur either on the ski-field or in transport and walking to and from the ski-field and mountain.
 
Please keep an eye on the Stratford Mountain Club’s website for ongoing news and updates (members can also check email newsletters from the club)
 
www.skitaranaki.co.nz    or   www.snow.co.nz/snowreports/manganui   (go to the Manganui link)
• Or the snowphone:  7591119
 
Thanks to Clive for his assistance in running this event.  It is always rather difficult getting information out quickly to all the schools involved, especially if we get very little advance notice about weather and snow conditions. So please frequently check the website and the snowphone. I’m hopeful we can have yet another wonderful day’s skiing and boarding on our beautiful Maunga Taranaki with our upcoming snowsport stars.
 
Looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible if your school is wishing to participate.
 
Regards
Ray Priest


Car Break-ins at The Plateau Car Park

We recently had a club member get his car broken into at the Plateau Car Park.
It seems that the opportunity for some Stratford youths is too much - these breakins are more a crime of opportunity than any pre-meditated actions.

Parking anywhere at road ends at a National Park, there is always an inherent risk of getting your car broken into.

With the township of Stratford immediately below us, we are more subject to that rogue element than other roads perhaps.

Anyway some youths had smashed all his windows and pinched about a thousand bucks worth of stuff out of it; camera, sunglasses, g.p.s, cds, stereo, a snow board and clothes. Bummer!

It is a no-brainer that we need to stay in touch with each other and communicate, especially if staying at the lodge, and help each other to organise ferrying people up or picking each other up so we dont have to leave vehicles at the mercy of vandals.
We suggest you ring the lodge 06 7655493 if you are heading up for a stay, to see if any one is staying, and if so, if they mind assisting with transport to get you to the lodge, and to get your car to the relative safety of the Mountain House.


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JUNIOR SKI RACING AND TRAINING 

Weather and Snow Permitting, SMC Race Coach Cristina Binsbergen will do some race training for juniors (and adults if they are keen!) in the school holidays. Keep watching the snow report page for the call on training days at Manganui.

The SMC Junior Ski Racing and Training Team's objective is to develop ski racers' (Juniors and Seniors) skills and promote the fun of skiing through training and competition.

The SMC Junior Ski Racing and Training Team's programmes are designed to be adaptable to suit the needs of the athletes. Programmes are organized into categories based primarily on age classifications.

SMC is a member of the Alpine Skiing Committee of Snow Sports NZ (SSNZ), the newly restructured national body for alpine ski racing. The restructure now puts this committee under the SSNZ CEO and the SSNZ Board. The Alpine Ski Racing Manager Nils Coberger is the head Administrator of the Alpine Skiing Committee, as well as being the current National Ski Racing Coach. 

The age groups are:

Age Group Date of Birth
E1 2003
E2 2001/2002
K1 1999/2000
K2 1997/98
J1 1995/96
J2 1992/93/94

Most Race Training is done at Manganui Ski Area (on good snow years), usually on Sundays when the field is operating.
Progression follows on to Mt. Ruapehu, as below:

TYPE LEVEL LOCATION
Race Training participation Manganui
Junior Series participation Ruapehu
National Series competition Ruapehu
F.I.S. Series competition Ruapehu

Once progression is made to the Junior Series, competitors are required to become members of SnowSports New Zealand.
Registration is taken care of by us.

For further information please contact
our Racing and Training coordinator
Jack Cran or our Coach Christina Binsbergen
racingandtraining@skitaranaki.co.nz




SMC acknowledges support given by NZ Community Trust, towards Safety Services Coordinator wages for this season.

SMC PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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WHAT THE SMC COMMITTEE IS UP TO 

The SMC committee has and or is working on a number of projects.
These include…

  • Canteen/Ticket office POS system
  • Top Tow fences/get back trails/pulleys maintenance.
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Lower lifts maintenance 
  • Avalanche conference/Infoex program
  • Manganui Lodge inside general maintenance
  • General Field Ops


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27th – 31st July 2011

Tickets :

$12 Adult | $10 Senior/Student | $7 Kids | $50 Festival Pass (5 sessions)

$1 per ticket donated to
Stratford Mountain Club!!!

 

Ski/Board Session – Wed 27th July 7.30pm – 1h 50min

The Desert River
5 minutes, USA, 2010, Directed by Ben Sturgulewski, NZ Premier
Every spring in Haines, Alaska, a river bulges and rages towards the sea, fed by the thawing of a massive mountain snowpack. Jon Larsson and Stephan Drake travel to Haines, Alaska, where every spring a river bulges and rages towards the sea, fed by the thawing of a massive mountain snowpack. These same mountains fuel the hunger of those willing to test their skills against the desolate white beauty of Alaska’s high desert - giving life to river and skier alike.

High Five
5 minutes, 2011, Canada, Directed by Stuart Andrews, NZ premier.
Whistler Creek Productions examine another fine day in mountain paradise from the perspective of six different people with one thing in common, the pure joy that comes from a perfect High Five!

Chimaera: Sounds of Winter
7 minutes, 2011, Canada, Directed by David Mossop & Malcolm Sangster, NZ Premier.
In mythological terms, Chimaera refers to a fusion of forms that is the personification of winter. To make this short film a unique camera system capable of shooting over 1000 frames per second was used. Chimaera slows our perception of reality and offers an unprecedented look at a skier's life.

Jump for Joy
8 minutes, 2010, USA, Directed by Dan Dominy
Why would you build a ski jump in the Nevada desert, on top of a skyscraper? Well to ski BASE jump from of course!

The Whole Nine Yards
10 minutes, NZ, 2010, Directed by Tim Pierce
A ski film based up to the mountains surrounding Mt Cook. A trip like this requires a lot of planning and the logistics of organizing 9 people to under take a very ambitious mission in one of the wildest parts of NZ . There are so many variables that you cannot control and one of the biggest skills is being able to adapt with what ever is put in front of you. On top of having to hike for days on end, there was carrying over 23kg of camera gear including two cameras, tripods, lenses, mics, snow shoes, harness, crampons, ice axes, camping gear etc.

Deeper
76 minutes, USA, 2010, Directed by Steve Jones (TGR), NZ Premier
From the award winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) comes the most progressive big mountain snowboarding film to date, Deeper follows Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they travel to the world's snowboarding meccas and venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles, and lifts to explore untouched realms. Hang on tight as Jeremy faces the biggest challenges he has ever encountered in snowboarding. All night hikes, sleeping on peaks, camping 65 miles from civilization, 20 below temperatures, 10 day storms, and 20 mile days bring the adventure back into riding. Deeper puts the viewer in the athletes' boots, from the trials and tribulations to mind-boggling breakthroughs in the sport of snowboarding.
Environmental Session – Thu 28th July 7.30pm – 1h 39min

Darkened Horizons
4 minutes, USA, 2010, Directed by Karen Aqua and Ken Field, NZ Premier
This animated film, made by 6th-8th grade students, reflects on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its environmental impact.

Oil in Eden
17 minutes, Canada, 2010, Directed and Produced by Damien Gillis, NZ premier.
One of the last bastions of Canadian wilderness, the Great Bear Rainforest, on BC's north and central Pacific coast, in now endangered. It's one of the last bastions of Canadian wilderness: the Great Bear Rainforest, on BC's north and central Pacific coast. Home to Orca and humpback whales, wild salmon, wolves, grizzlies, and the legendary spirit bear - this spectacular place is now threatened by a proposal from Enbridge to bring an oil pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands and supertankers to this fragile and rugged coast. “Oil in Eden” reveals the majestic places and vibrant cultures at risk from this proposal – and the growing public movement to stop it.

Anirniq
5 minutes, Canada, 2010, Directed by RJ Sauer, NZ Premier
“Anirniq” is Inuktitut for ‘breath’ and is a short fable of an Inuit man confronting the loss of his father when he was a young boy on his first narwhal hunt.
Filmed on location on the northern tip of Baffin Island, the story explores the Inuit belief that when someone dies, their spirit goes into the living creatures around them and thus the Inuit saying: “The great peril of our existence is that our diet consists entirely of souls.” The story and concept was crafted based on the rules of the Parallel Lines competition which challenged filmmakers from around the world to interpret a set six lines of dialogue. The film had to use all six lines and no others in the exact order they were presented. The project was an extremely rewarding challenge and the filmmakers are proud of the final film that they created and the lengths they went to see it through! Received the Best Short Film Award at the recent Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

A Prayer for the Wind Horse
73 minutes, UK/Tibet, 2010, Director: John Murray, subtitles.
The Wind Horse is a mythical Tibetan creature which combines the power of the wind and the strength of the horse to carry prayers from Earth to the Gods. Every year, it is called on by villagers living high on the Tibet-Nepal border to give them the courage and stamina to undertake a journey through some of the wildest mountain terrain in the Himalaya - an odyssey that defines almost every aspect of their earthly existence. Shot over three months filmmaker John Murray follows one family man Kharma Tshering as he guides his wife and children through one of the most hazardous human endeavours on the planet. They must escape their mountain home before the winter snows cut them off without enough food to see them until spring. On foot and yak, their journey is always a race against time and weather.

Action Session – Fri 29th July 7.30pm – 1h 59min


Feel the Hill
12 minutes, Canada, 2009, Directed by Jérémy Comte.
The sport of long boarding attracts all kinds of people. Feel the Hill demonstrates some of the multiple disciplines of long boarding and the sense of freedom that comes with the sport.

Windsurfing Movie
13 minutes, 2010, USA, Directed by Jace Panebianco & John Decesare, NZ premier.
Gain a glimpse into the future of windsurfing through the eyes of Red Bull athlete Levi Siver. Massive waves, big jumps and adrenaline fueled raw windsurfing.

Life Cycles
47 minutes, Canada, 2010, Directed by Ryan Gibb & Derek Frankowski
A cinematic and stunningly beautiful portrait of the sport of mountainbiking, expressing the passions behind one of man's greatest inventions...the bike!
Life Cycles tells a spectacular story of the bike, from its creation to its eventual demise. A visually stunning journey, with thought provoking narration, Life Cycles uses Ultra HD to document the many stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture. The sound track is incredibly soulful and gritty. Ryan Gibb and Derek Frankowski paint with the camera using time lapse, textures and movement. Ride along into breath taking natural settings, as we battle the elements, showcase the progression of riding, take a road trip, fix the bike, and show the destruction and eventual creation of trails.

Light the Wick
45 minutes, USA, 2010, Directed by Steve Jones (TGR), NZ Premier
This winter the TGR crew of athletes and cinematographers captured the most jaw-dropping footage ever witnessed. The team traveled around the world to uncharted destinations, as well as some of their favorite stomping grounds. Follow the crew as they discover the previously unskied big mountain playground of Petersburg, AK, find the best snow Croatia has seen in fifty years, ski deep pillows in undiscovered Italy, hit full throttle riding in British Columbia, and experience epic free-riding at Ripley Creek and North Cascades Heli. Light The Wick showcases the most talented and well-rounded athletes in skiing together in one must-see film.


Climbing & Adventure Session – Sat 30th July 7.30pm – 1h 58min


Crossing the Ditch
55 minutes, Australia, 2010, Director and Produced by Greg Quail, Douglas Howard, and Justin Jones.
Spanning 2200 kilometres between Australia and New Zealand, the Tasman Sea is one of the world’s deadliest and most treacherous oceans. No one had ever successfully navigated the Tasman by kayak, although many had tried. Crossing the Ditch tells the story of two young Australians, James Castrission and Justin Jones, who battle ten-metre towering waves, massive storms, shark-filled seas, and strong currents to conquer the Tasman Sea.

The Prophet
45 minutes, UK, 2010, Directed by Alastair Lee, NZ Premier, some language.
Following the UK's top big wall climber Leo Houlding as he revisits his 10 year project, an exceptionally steep, loose and difficult route on the east face of Yosemite's El Cap. Leo describes the route as 'the wildest climb I've ever been on'. This has to be seen to be believed, crazy climbing. Winner of the Grand Prize at this years Kendal Mountain Film Festival.

North Shore Morning Commute
3 minutes, Canada, 2010, Directed & Produced by: Adam Yunker, NZ premier.
Follow bike shop owner Matt Juhasz as he takes you on his unconventional morning commute to work. Situated at the base of Mt. Fromme in North Vancouver is the home of North Shore Bike Shop owner MAtt Juhasz. Just like the rest of us, Matt has to wake up early for his daily commute to work. But in stead of hopping on a bus or even on a road bike, Matt jumps onto his mountain bike and catches a little bit of dirt along the way.

Les Dessous de Ganesh
15 minutes, France, 2010, Subtitles, Directed by Vladimir Cellier and Julien Nadiras, NZ Premier
A trip to India can be an unsettling experience, even if the goal is climbing, but it is hard to miss the exuberant animation that prevails there. The amazing contrasts, scents, sounds and colors accompanied the Petzl team and local climbers in their explorations between Hampi and Badami.

Award winning Session – Sun 31st July 7.30pm – 2h 07min


Breast Hill Carbon Free.
3 mins, NZ Mountain Film Festival winning short film from the 2011 Film Editing Competition.
Biking from home to Breast Hill, climbing it’s steep flanks, then flying back down to Lake Hawea. A carbon free adventure.

Towers of the Ennedi
14 minutes, 2010, USA, Director Renan Ozturk/Camp 4 Collective, NZ premier.
Renan Ozturk and veteran climber Mark Synnott bring young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes. Together they endure a long, bumpy drive across the sand flats of a godforsaken country to reach an incredible destination: gardens of towers filled with graceful fingers of rock, bottle-shaped formations and lithe arches. With its stark and poetic footage, as well as jarring images of unpleasant travels, this film shows that sometimes you can have just as many adventures trying to reach your destination as you can once you get there.

The Whole Nine Yards
10 minutes, NZ, 2010, Directed by Tim Pierce
A ski film based up to the mountains surrounding Mt Cook. A trip like this requires a lot of planning and the logistics of organizing 9 people to under take a very ambitious mission in one of the wildest parts of NZ . There are so many variables that you cannot control and one of the biggest skills is being able to adapt with what ever is put in front of you. On top of having to hike for days on end, there was carrying over 23kg of camera gear including two cameras, tripods, lenses, mics, snow shoes, harness, crampons, ice axes, camping gear etc.

No Ceiling
55 minutes, Australia, 2010, Directed by Glenn Singleman, NZ Premier
Glenn and Heather journeyed to Mt Meru (6672m) in a remote part of the Garwhal Himalaya in India to see if they could break the record for the world’s highest BASE jump. But first Heather, a regular and quite non adventurous woman, had to learn how to BASE jump and climb. They went on to pioneer a new route on Mt Meru and after 23 days of climbing and waiting for a weather window, Glenn and Heather are poised to jump from a ledge on the east face at 6604m. The climbing team included Wanaka mountaineer Mal Haskins.

Chimaera: Sounds of Winter
7 minutes, 2011, Canada, Directed by David Mossop & Malcolm Sangster, NZ Premier.
In mythological terms, Chimaera refers to a fusion of forms that is the personification of winter. To make this short film a unique camera system capable of shooting over 1000 frames per second was used. Chimaera slows our perception of reality and offers an unprecedented look at a skier's life.

The Swiss Machine
20 minutes, USA, 2011, Directed by Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen
Ueli Steck may be the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. In this film he tells the stories of his record-breaking ascents in the Alps, accompanied by stunning aerial footage of him racing up 8,000 foot alpine faces. Ueli joins Alex Honnold in Yosemite to attempt speed records there. His ultimate goal: take his one-man alpine speed game to the largest, highest walls in the world.

Cold
19 minutes, USA, 2011, Directed by Anson Fogel. Some language. NZ Premier
On February 2, 2011, Cory Richards became the first American to summit an 8,000m peak in winter and it almost killed him and his partners. Cory filmed the climb as it happened, and filmmaker Anson Fogel has transformed that footage into a raw, unflinching view of humanity at its limits, and in the process created a completely new kind of mountaineering film.


Kids Session – Thu 28th July 10am – 1h 42min


Darkened Horizons
4 minutes, USA, 2010, Directed by Karen Aqua and Ken Field, NZ Premier
This animated film, made by 6th-8th grade students, reflects on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its environmental impact.

Breast Hill Carbon Free.
3 mins, NZ Mountain Film Festival winning short film from the 2011 Film Editing Competition.
Biking from home to Breast Hill, climbing it’s steep flanks, then flying back down to Lake Hawea. A carbon free adventure.

Chimaera: Sounds of Winter
7 minutes, 2011, Canada, Directed by David Mossop & Malcolm Sangster, NZ Premier.
In mythological terms, Chimaera refers to a fusion of forms that is the personification of winter. To make this short film a unique camera system capable of shooting over 1000 frames per second was used. Chimaera slows our perception of reality and offers an unprecedented look at a skier's life.

Feel the Hill
12 minutes, Canada, 2009, Directed by Jérémy Comte.
The sport of long boarding attracts all kinds of people. Feel the Hill demonstrates some of the multiple disciplines of long boarding and the sense of freedom that comes with the sport.

Deeper
76 minutes, USA, 2010, Directed by Steve Jones (TGR), NZ Premier
From the award winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) comes the most progressive big mountain snowboarding film to date, Deeper follows Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they travel to the world's snowboarding meccas and venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles, and lifts to explore untouched realms. Hang on tight as Jeremy faces the biggest challenges he has ever encountered in snowboarding. All night hikes, sleeping on peaks, camping 65 miles from civilization, 20 below temperatures, 10 day storms, and 20 mile days bring the adventure back into riding. Deeper puts the viewer in the athletes' boots, from the trials and tribulations to mind-boggling breakthroughs in the sport of snowboarding.


Current Snowpack Conditions


Recent Avalanche Activity


Mountain Weather

 



transceiver, shovel, probe, and knowledge!
The 4 prerequisites for heading into the backcountry.

Feature Article

New Avalance Centre website.

The NZ Mountain Safety Council has just launched their updated website - NEW ZEALAND AVALANCHE CENTRE.

SMC, as well as other ski area operators, have contributed to the upgrade and on-going development of this resource.

We encourage that Egmont National Park winter users become familiar with the site and all the info on it - hey if anything it gives an insight to current mountain snowpack and weather conditions, and an advisory to which way they are trending...another resource to build your weather/snow data gathering from...

It also gives you info to think about the conditions if you do wander out of the ski area boundary or plan moving around the high alpine mountain environment. The info to help with route planning...it may just help you revise your plan and avoid a potential sticky situation!

We know that local Naki residents are their own weatherman/woman. Something to do with the fickle nature of our West Coast maritme weather? Maybe!



A requirement of Manganui’s Ski Area Safety Plan is for SMC to provide an Avalanche Advisory for the Ski Area and walking track access (by its nature the Avalanche Advisory is issued for the whole Mountain).
Manganui has 3 avalanche advisory signposts on the Round the Mountain Track that accesses the Ski Area. During the winter these will be updated as conditions change.

Manganui Ski Area will be closed if the Avalanche Advisory danger level is High or Extreme. It will remain closed until the danger level drops to Considerable.

The access track to Manganui Ski Area crosses “The Manganui Monster” avalanche gully at the head of the Manganui Gorge. It is not uncommon most seasons to have avalanche debris within the gully area, indicating regular avalanche activity in this Gorge. Visitors and the Public are strongly advised not to loiter in this area.

for more info please see our Safety on Mt. Taranaki page.

If you would like to post a classified advert (buy/sell gear etc), please post it on the SMC  'Garage Sale' page of our website.

PHOTO OF THE ISSUE

top tow line, Mon 11 July
Bezi is taking lots of cool mountain pics; check them out on our facebook page!



Winter is happening, soon we hope!
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