Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 34, No. 18. October 6 1971
Ski Tournament was hosted this year by Canterbury University at Temple Basin, near Aurther's Pass. The Auckland and Victoria teams arrived on Sunday and made the forty minute climb to the huts in the rain of an approaching storm. The bad weather continued and the races planned for Monday and Tuesday were cancelled, while the racers and officials sat out the storm.
Good use was made of this time with drinking horn being held on Monday night. Victoria produced no great stars but solid dinking gained us third place in each division! Our former team captain, John Armstrong who was acting as course setter this year, won the mens' individual title.
The weather cleared a little on Wednesday to allow the holding of the first run of the slalom. This was completed on Thursday together with the Grand Slalom and the Downhill.
Team results; Men;
1st Otago, 2nd Victoria, 3rd Lincoln
1st Otago, 2nd Victoria, 3rd Auckland
P. Jones from Vic finished third in the individual title races.