Skiers take to Mt Hutt on day one of snow season

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The first skiers at Mt Hutt are itching to get up the mountain for their first slide of the season.

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Ben Yorston was determined to be first, he arrived before midnight, and braved strong winds and a chilly night to claim the first T-shirt.

Coronet Peak in Queenstown and Cardrona in Wanaka are also opening today.

Some people waited through the cold night to be the first on the mountain.
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The fields were well set up after a big dump of snow a fortnight ago. Strong north westerlies this week have melted much of mother nature's good work.

But Mt Hutt has the main trails opened and groomed, ready to go.

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