Mt Hutt mistake
Up to 300 vehicles full of frustrated skiers were forced to wait while heading towards prime conditions at Mt Hutt due to a communication error, with some turning around and heading home. Manager James McKenzie said a ‘‘breakdown in communication’’ caused the issue yesterday, but they ‘‘got on top of it pretty quickly’’. The delay happened when a car lost its chains between the upper and lower car park, forcing cars to be diverted to the lower car park. McKenzie said someone had then ‘‘made an assumption we were already full at our top car park when we weren’t’’, leading to a message being sent out saying the mountain was at capacity on Mt Hutt’s Facebook page and website. ‘‘We’ve obviously apologised on our Facebook page for the confusion, and it’s not something we want to see happen again,’’ he said.