Friday, 11 August 2017

Porter Heights Ski Trip 2017

Last week we headed up to Porters Ski field again for our Ski Day for Year 7 & 8's.  We went in the two vans and a couple of cars.

We were away pretty much before 6.45am and it was fairly quiet when we got to the ski field, although the car park was quite full and we had to park near the edge of the big carpark - bit scary!  Grey High were just in front of us on the road up there. (they stayed for 3 days).
Some of us went straight up the top of the field with Ray and just skied up there the whole day.  Later when Miss D came up on her snowboard we had a couple of races and Sophie R beat Miss D too by the way.

Most of the others were getting a Beginners lesson at the Magic Carpet and 1 or 2 were practicing on the Poma slope before they got an Intermediate lesson at 12pm.

Everyone did really well with the skills and confidence that you need to get before you can do ok on the Poma slope.  Hardly anyone gave up and it really paid off for people like Alex, Aiden, Emily, Caitlyn and Sami.  Probably next time they will all be ready to head up the Chairlift and ski down Easy Street.

The views up the top of the field were really awesome and you can see out to a lake down the back of that mountain range that Porters on part of.  Hopefully next year more of us will be up there getting better and more confident on the snow!

Check out our other photos of the day!
Sophie, Jess and Will up the top

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am super jealous! It takes me hours and hours and hours to drive to Mt Ruapehu, our closest Mountain to ski on. It's great to see you had the perfect day weather wise. It sounds like you are all getting super good and building your skills and confidence. How many of you ski/snowboard? Did you get to choose? Do many of you ski or snowboard often?
    Tania

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  2. Kia Ora Ruma Waru.
    I love going to Porters to ski. Did you snow bored as well? I love to go on the biggest mountian! Its really funnnn.
    Na Ella

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  3. Hi Tania
    It was a great day for skiing/snowboarding and was a lot of fun! There were 17 of us kids that went up there for the day, but we got a choice if we went or not. Not many of us regularly go skiing/snowboarding.
    Emily

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  5. Hi, I am from Owairaka School, my name is Tatham and I bet it was fun going skiing I really want to.
    Was it fun?
    It made me think of a time I made a snowman out of ice.
    If you want to check out my blog go and search up this http://odstathams.blogspot.com/
    blog ya later!

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  6. Hi,Room 8 you lucky people.
    I can't believe that you went skiing! You guys are soooo lucky.
    Which mountain range did you go to? And what was the highest level you skied on? E.g Double black diamond. I am such a big fan of skiing it's my favourite sport.

    Thanks for making me jealous and if you want to visit my blog just go to odsossianm.blogspot.co.nz
    From Ossian - Owairaka School.

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  7. Hi Room 8, My name is Ethan from Owairaka Primary School.

    I am super jealous that you guys got to go skiing. How long did it take you to get to the ski mountain? What would be your advice for people who are new to skiing or snowboarding? How long did you stay at the ski mountain? If you want to check my blog the link is: odsethanlw.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Hi Ethan,
      To get to that mountain it took around an hour and a half, so it wasn't that far to go. I am not that good at skiing but my advice would be to keep trying a never give up! We just went for the day, but it was so much fun!
      Emily

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  8. Hi, my name Is Andre I am from OWairaka School and I am in Rm 23. I really like watching people ski on youtube it looks so awesome. What I like about skiing is people do tricks. Did anyone in your class do tricks? Just a little question how long did it take you guys to get there? Because I know it would at least take me like 3-4 hours to get there.Here is a link to my blog.http://odsandreg.blogspot.co.nz/.See you later.

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  9. Hi, I am Isaac, you guys are lucky. You got to ski! I always wanted to ski on snow but its so hard. I always fall over every time I ski. Did you guys have fun? So I wanted to know how many times did you fall over when snow boarding or skiing? I hope none of you got broken bones or a injured body part. There is a few rocks on Grey High so if none of you got hurt your so lucky. Here is my blog site: http://odsisaacw.blogspot.co.nz/

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  10. Hi, my name is Saad and I am from ODS and I really like your post it is so cool. How cold was it? It must be cold. How good are you and your family at skiing? It looks so awesome.

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    1. Hello Saad
      My name is Jessica and my family skis every year, my family has been doing it for a long time and my grandad was one of the founding members of cheeseman ski field. It wasn't too cold up the top but down the bottom it was shady and pretty cold. It took a hour and a half to get there but it was worth it.
      blog ya later
      Jess

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  11. Wow,how amazing you can go snow boding with you school mates.
    I would be terrified. Great that you have confidence to try something new.
    Did it rain while you were up there? Where did you stay?
    From Mala from Owairaka school and there is my blog link http://odsmalad.blogspot.co.nz/
    blog ya latter.

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    1. Hello Mala
      It was a nice and sunny day up at the ski field. It was just a day trip though which was sad because it was so much fun up there.
      I must check out your blog
      Blog ya later
      Jess

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  12. Hi there, my name is Sumaya and I'm a student in Room 23 at Owairaka School that looks like a lot of fun. I wish I could go there! Here is the link to my blog! http://odssumayak.blogspot.co.nz/
    Blog you later!!

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  13. Hi, my name is Cole and I am from Owairaka School. I like your photo very mach. I want to come with you next time. I see you had the perfect day.

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  14. Hi guys
    Thanks for all your comments, we had soooo much fun. A HUGE thanks to Porters for supplying us with all our gear.
    Thanks
    Wil

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