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07-03-2012 04:35 AM
Thrillhouse
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Originally Posted by df_321 View Post
Im going up to Ohau next week and will make sure to post some pics
Please do, the missus and i are planning a long weekend there staying in the lodge at some point over the season!

With regards to trees and NZ resorts, I think a few of the smaller club fields in Canterbury have the possibility of tree runs (as long as they get dumped on!) and NZSki have started planting a few on Coronet as well. But yeah, would be nice to have em down here but the LOTR scenery more than makes up for it!
07-03-2012 01:10 AM
WhistlerBound
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Originally Posted by Jollybored View Post
Turns out its more to do with the elevation and ground composition.
At higher altitudes the thinner air makes it harder for plantation to grow and generally the higher up you are the rockier the ground is as the good soil gets washed down.
Makes enough sense I guess.
You can also add to that the fact that New Zealand's native trees are predominantly evergreen broadleaf varieties, which are not generally as tolerant of the extreme cold as the conifers and deciduous trees, like aspens, seen in other parts of the world. This tends to lead to the tree line being at a lower altitude than say the North American Rockies.

Apart from the main factor, being temperature, strong winds also stunt plant growth, and mountains can be surprisingly dry places when you get higher in altitude, which doesn't help.

All in all, the alpine environment is a pretty nasty place for any plant to grow.
07-03-2012 01:02 AM
grafta
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Originally Posted by Jollybored View Post
This got me thinking too. So I googled it.

Turns out its more to do with the elevation and ground composition.
At higher altitudes the thinner air makes it harder for plantation to grow and generally the higher up you are the rockier the ground is as the good soil gets washed down.
Makes enough sense I guess.
I guess it does!
07-02-2012 11:54 PM
Jollybored
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Originally Posted by grafta View Post
That is super weird that there are no trees on NZ resorts. I'll get off my ass and look up why that is one day...
This got me thinking too. So I googled it.

Turns out its more to do with the elevation and ground composition.
At higher altitudes the thinner air makes it harder for plantation to grow and generally the higher up you are the rockier the ground is as the good soil gets washed down.
Makes enough sense I guess.
07-02-2012 04:42 AM
df_321 Im going up to Ohau next week and will make sure to post some pics
07-02-2012 02:43 AM
grafta That is super weird that there are no trees on NZ resorts. I'll get off my ass and look up why that is one day...
07-01-2012 09:45 PM
Jollybored
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Cheers for the pics guys. Nice to see what it's like back home. Never rode there, but hope to check it out at some stage

Wow, those last shots are crazy. Were they in the middle of grooming when they were taken?
They just finished grooming those (kinda anyway). Theyve been at it pretty solidly over the past few days as its only really started snowing then.
The middle pic is from sat (still being groomed and closed) and is the same run as the first and third pics (which are from sunday) if that makes any sense.


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I too am super jelly.

Just out of curiosity, are you above the treeline?
Has it been raped of all the trees? Or is there just no trees?

It's not a joke, I don't know.

TT
We had a chemical spill from the top wiping out all the trees

But yeah its all above the treeline. You can kinda see where the green is on the first pic.
07-01-2012 08:54 PM
timmytard I too am super jelly.

Just out of curiosity, are you above the treeline?
Has it been raped of all the trees? Or is there just no trees?

It's not a joke, I don't know.

TT
07-01-2012 08:13 PM
grafta Cheers for the pics guys. Nice to see what it's like back home. Never rode there, but hope to check it out at some stage

Wow, those last shots are crazy. Were they in the middle of grooming when they were taken?
07-01-2012 08:05 PM
ThunderChunky Ok. I changed my mind. Maybe I don't wanna see pictures. I'm gonna go cry in the corner for a few hours and then try to invent a time machine to skip summer.
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