Thursday, July 21, 2011

Locals Ski Free Day - a success!

Plenty of people turned out on Wednesday for our Locals ski free day - this was an opportunity for the ski club to show off our facilities to the hanmer locals who had not been up for years or even decades. Lots of smiles all around and plenty of snow on the shirtfront.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chill Rams Head Downhill!

The first Inaugural Chill Rams Head Downhill was held in perfect conditions on Sunday.
Snowboarders, skiers and monskiers (Ben Savill) started at base, ran around Poma shed jumped on toboggan- slid to tow shed, ate a hot pie, drunk a can of V, jumped into skis or board only after finishing a can of V.
Up shirt front, hold on to empty V can first to the bottom.
Mens winner won a leg of ram – shot at the ski field by Assistant Manager Ivan The Butcher
Womens winner won Chill Shirt
Thanks to sponsors Salomon and Chill

1st Men –  Nils
1st Women – Margot Bohanon

Friday, July 15, 2011

We are Open

Field opens today, moderate winds forecast, all vehicles required to use chains from Branch Creek. ENJOY

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Inaugural Ram's Head Downhill!!

Subject to the weather, and obviously snow, the greatest event in the history of Hanmer Springs Ski Area will take place Saturday and Sunday July 16/17.
The inaugural Rams Head Down Hill will see battle hardened competitors wolf down a pie and race for the tows having to complete two runs, one on skis/boards and one on a toboggan, before finishing with a caffeine and carbonated V skull.
Prizes you ask? A leg of Ram shot on field for the first one to complete the course and their drink.
It’s a laid back and free event, well not that laid back, the competition is bound to be fierce. But it’s definitely free.
Once the competition is over the party will run into the night with movies screened inside thanks to Salomon.
Almost forgot the best part. It’s a FULL MOON! Provided there’s snow on the ground and the clouds stay away there’s one large natural light to facilitate night skiing and the tows will be cranking!
There are spot prizes from Salomon and a CHILL BBQ on Sunday with all proceeds going to the Hanmer Springs Ski Area.
There’s no need to book for the event but be sure to book your accommodation in advance, this will be a great event not to be missed.
If you’ve never skied Hanmer its a must, the laid back vibe is fantastic and it’s a prerequisite for anyone wishing to get their hands on the limited edition CHILL Ski 11 T’s
For bookings visit
Proudly sponsored by Salomon

Friday, July 1, 2011

Aerial photos of snow 1 July 2011 - Hanmer

Here are some aerial photos taken from our eye in the sky today!
Shows a base of about 25cm even cover over the field - we do not yet have enough snow to open - so lets cross our fingers and prey to the snow gods to gift us some more precious white. Opening of field has been delayed - we will notify everyone as soon as we know a definite date.