Mt Roberts – The Hourglass


Pete – Dropping his knee through the pinch in the Hourglass.

With free skiing on offer at Red today, I thought touring away from the crowds would be a better way to enjoy the 6cm of new snow. But the crowds didn’t arrive, and the line-ups were non-existent, so I skied a couple of runs on the hill in my touring set-up. It was surprising how well the light-weight sloppy gear handled the still firm-ish conditions. My Coomba skis really are exceptional – I’ll have to write a review sometime soon. Not wanting to push my luck, I headed up Mt Roberts with Pete. The Hourglass looked inviting from the top, but we were really just carving on the firm snow underneath. Down in the trees adjacent to Center Chute it was more like powder skiing, good enough to lure us up for a second run down Gunbarrel Ridge into DL’s trees, which was a little less consistent. It snowed for much of the day, and there’s more in the forecast.

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