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Season Thank You

19 November 2019

Thank you! 

One of our best seasons ever!

So we want to thank all our sponsors, partners and grants donors for contributing to make it all possible.

This season 33 of our 39 members

  • skied or boarded on 61 days with DSC
  • 22 on skis, 6 on boards, 1 on mono, one 3-track and 3 Bi-skiers
  • we gained 9 new members, 5 on skis, 2 on boards & 2 Bi-skiing

Although most of our days were at Mt Hutt, we also skied Cardrona, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. The weather thwarted our day at Treble Cone.

DSC has also partnered this year with Blind & Low Vision NZ (formerly the Blind Foundation), with SnowSports NZ for a “have a go day”.

Our well-loved Bargain Books are our only public facing fundraiser, and we are greatly indebted to all the fifteen South Island ski areas who have made it possible, and of course to all those who bought them! The Bargain Books were also stocked by Snow & Surf, CUSA, Gnomes, Cactus and Snowride. Further Faster raised funds for us with a movie function, while Learn Active and the Methven Bunkhouse also contributed.

We particularly want to thank Rata Foundation, Rotary Bishopdale/Burnside, Lamar Trust, Pub Charity and Lotteries for the generous grants they have made.

A very special note of gratitude goes to Mt Hutt. Without the endless support of both management & all levels of staff we simply could not function as we do. Everyone from the road crew, lifties and café staff through to Ski Area Managers assist in so many ways, every ski day, regardless of weather, conditions and their own pressures.

We also have a roster of 16 tireless helpers, plus of course instructors, all of whom spend time on the snow with our members.

We look forward to meeting more of our supporters in 2020, and sharing a day on the snow.

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