The Killing Ski Fields

Last season we blogged about a number of snow and glacier fatalities in New Zealand, the majority of them involving falls from height, some of them on to hard or  rocky ground.  Read some of the reviews on Snow Forecast.com (scroll to bottom for excerpts) If you’re planning a ski or winter sports holiday to…

Skiers Stuck On Mount Lyford

The traditional snowing-in season started early today in New Zealand with the announcement that 250 skiers are stranded on Mount Lyford overnight. “More than 250 skiers are stranded at Canterbury’s Mt Lyford skifield tonight. Winds picked up at the field, 60 kilometres south-west of Kaikoura, this afternoon, blowing snow onto the access road. Skifield owner…