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Thursday, 12 August 2010
Heather went off to Mt Hutt this morning for her first skiing day, with two friends - when they got to Mt Hutt it was already blowing hard, but they skied on the one operating chairlift until lunchtime, when the wind reached over 200 km/hr. The skiers were all kept inside the cafeteria, apart from fitting chains to their cars in the carpark ready for a quick descent if the wind dropped. But it didn't.
So 1000-1200 skiers are spending the night in the cafeteria, after a $2 meal (pork stroganoff and wedges, apparently). Heather has texted to say it's very noisy, but they're trying to get some sleep. What a situation to be in!