Today was our last day of good weather for this storm cycle, so we made the most of Mt Cheeseman. Finn and Nick Skied the mountain, and Ruby had a lesson. I even managed to sneak away for a wee skin later in the afternoon with Grant and Gina, who drove down from Auckland yesterday (literally - and summited Ruapehu on the way!) Once Gina told me he had done a 2000km drive in Russia non- stop! Anyway we skinned from the top of the tows over towards Mt. Cheeseman, but then dropped into some tarns down a coliour along the way. Grant made a gutsy choice and was rewarded with a mixed bag of deep powder and ice while Gina and I took a less aggressive option, which was consistent heavy powder to the Tarns. A good short lap. We also bumped into Duncan Sheratte in the morning. He had driven up from Chch at 4 am to skin some powder and was returning to get some work done for the day!!! I hear a rumour Duncan has a blog now!!! Wow these SkiMo blogs are beginning to get popular!!! Photo: Gina and Grant before dropping off the ridge.