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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 began as a response to the ski field closures of 1995 and 1996, when nearby Mt Ruapehu erupted. Stalls, games, rides, street performers, and an all-night laser show were features of the event.

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Ohakune 2000
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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Skiing in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 October 2018)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007