Kōrero: Skiing

Ski plane

Ski plane

In New Zealand, planes with retractable skis were developed to land on glaciers in the South Island. The first flight was to the Tasman Glacier in 1955, on the initiative of Harry Wigley (right), seen here with another man beside his ski plane. Harry and his father Rodolph played major roles in the development of skiing in the Queenstown area.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Commercial ski fields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11858/ski-plane (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007