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Bayview Chateau, Mount Ruapehu

Posted by
Aaron Schmidt (Auckland, New Zealand) on 13 September 2006 in Landscape & Rural.

Aurelie and I went skiing a few weekends back at Mount Ruapehu. We stayed at Piper's Ski Lodge courtesy of my boss, Wayne (whose father and brother own the lodge). Note: the chateau featured in this photo is not the lodge we stayed at (although I'm sure Wayne wouldn't mind).

If you look closely you can see a chairlift roughly in the middle of the right hand side of this active volcano. And Mount Ruapehu is indeed active, erupting as recently as 1996. It was a beautiful place to ski with stunning views of Mount Doom.

Canon EOS REBEL 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 100 55 mm