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White Gold: The Mount Hutt story

20 November 2023

By Gerry Power 


(Out of print)

July 2002
156pp, Paperback
240 x 170mm, colour & B&W illustrations
ISBN 1-877257-22-2

Mount Hutt is not only arguably New Zealand's finest ski area, it is a winter playground that saved the small mid-Canterbury town of Methven from slow economic death.

The story of the skifield's development is a fascinating saga of latter-day pioneering by a band of rugged individualists who overcame almost insurmountable odds to establish this superb winter sports venue.

White Gold The Mount Hutt story

White Gold chronicles Mount Hutt's development and covers all its subsequent trials and tribulations to the present day. The book is extensively illustrated with portraits of personalities and events, many from private collections and previously unpublished, and spectacular skiing and snowboarding photographs.

This book will appeal not just to the skiing or alpine enthusiast, but to anyone who enjoys a tale of triumph, tragedy, intrigue, drama and humour.

Gerry Power was an experienced journalist who has worked on the editorial staff of the Evening Post, the Dominion and Sydney's Daily Mirror. He was a former Royal New Zealand Navy public affairs officer and director of public relations for the New Zealand Defence Force.

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