As the rest of Otago braced itself yesterday for a predicted
snow storm, staff at the Remarkables skifield in Queenstown
were on a high before what is expected to be an ''epic''
season, with the best conditions for opening day in years.
Plunging from the end of Lake Wanaka's main wharf in the
depths of winter has become a rite of passage for teenagers
in their final year of study at Mount Aspiring College, and
this year was no exception.