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was time to ‘‘move it across.’’

Han­son said the ski­field was ‘‘in pretty good shape,’’ de­spite the re­cent an­nual re­port in April post­ing just a $67,000 profit last year.

The re­port to the board, by Darby, said Tre­ble Cone had an in­crease in rev­enue last sea­son and a de­crease in op­er­at­ing ex­penses, ‘‘but the bot­tom-line fi­nan­cial per­for­mance of the moun­tain was not strong.’’

How­ever, last year Tre­ble Cone was named as the best ski­field in New Zealand at the in­au­gu­ral World Ski Awards, which Darby said was tes­ta­ment to the ef­forts of se­nior man­age­ment and the moun­tain’s unique at­tributes.

‘‘Sig­nif­i­cant en­ergy and time has been in­vested by my fel­low di­rec­tors over the year, and more of the same will be re­quired to ad­dress dif­fi­cult is­sues go­ing for­ward,’’ he said.

Darby said he was also look­ing for­ward to spend­ing the later half of the win­ter ski­ing at Tre­ble Cone when he gets back.

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