Mt Hutt

Heliski veteran not sloping off

Probably no one in New Zealand, or even the world, has heliski-guided more vertical metres than Russell Carr. The Queenstowner talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the buzz of heliskiing, what’s changed over 40 years and how he fits his...

He’s the bomb

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Bomber by name, the bomb by nature. NZSki ski patroller Brad Saville and his not-quite-two-year-old curly-coated retriever, Bomber, have just become Queenstown’s only operational avalanche search and rescue team. Saville, 39, took Bomber to the closed Mt Hutt skifield on...

Government handout rejected

By MATTHEW MCKEW NZSki's said ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to the government after being offered just $500,000 of the $2.7 million it asked for. Chief executive Paul Anderson says the company behind Coronet Peak, The Remarks and Mt Hutt’s ‘‘grateful’’ but ‘‘respectfully declined’’...