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Scoop Images: Snowy Mountains High

Some new pictures (taken on Scoop's new S7000 Fuji Finepix camera) from Mt Ruapehu which is presently experiencing one of its best ski-seasons for several years. Both Turoa and Whakapapa skifields are operating from top to bottom with huge snow bases as these images indicate. Images by Alastair Thompson.


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Whakapapa's huge breadth can be seen in this image of the mountain
Click through to the closeup to see the tow lines in greater detail


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The bottom of the Turoa field has plenty of snow too…


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Mt Ngaruahoe as seen from Whakapapa's far west


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A closeup image of the snow encrusted Pinnacles


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