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Ōhakune Mountain Mardi Gras

Ōhakune Mountain Mardi Gras

In New Zealand the social life associated with skiing usually happens in nearby towns, rather than at the ski field itself. The annual Ōhakune Mountain Mardi Gras takes place in August, when many visitors stay in the town while skiing the slopes of nearby Mt Ruapehu. Stalls, games, rides, street performers, and an all-night laser show are features of the event.

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Ohakune 2000
Photograph by Robert Milne

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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Skiing in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 February 2018)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007