Serenity is just around the corner

Summer is coming! Well… it’s springtime and that means that it could still snow here, but there are plenty of warm, sunny days. In my last days in Queenstown I just had to get out of the house. I drove to 7 mile point. I intended to go to 12 mile point, but totally didn’t…

A season in numbers

Winter is over. A lot has happened and I’ve got a bunch of good memories to take with me. Here a short overview of my winter in numbers.           202.468 vertical meters on the slopes 76 days worked 5 days of training 1 certificate gained 5 visits to the pub quiz…

To the top of Queenstown and back

My time in Queenstown is almost coming to an end, so I had to work on my wish list quickly. On this list was walking to the top of Ben Lomond, but with 1748m there is often snow on the summit which makes it hard to reach. Today I started walking, hoping the snow would…

Off to ‘the other mountain’

It took me a whole season, but I’ve got it! The photo with the view… Working at Coronet Peak, it’s just so convenient to just leave my skis up there and enjoy the mountain on my days off. Taking my skis down to go to a different mountain seems like just a task. And thus…

The winning ticket or, flying on water

For weeks I’ve been trying, and for weeks I’ve been failing. Every 10 days Shotover Jet puts two one dollar tickets on bookme.co.nz. A jetboat ride is priced $129 and is way out of my budget for my stay here. However, since I saw this $1 ticket I’ve put my mind to obtaining one. After…

Officially on the mountain!

After being nervous for so long in anticipation of the ski season, my new job and new environment, I have finally started work. My new job as a skiwiland assistant involves teaches kids how to ski in the early childhood center. I got all my ideas about being a kids ski instructor from the previous resort…

Can’t get over the views!

I’ve been in Queenstown for a while now, but haven’t done a whole lot around here. The adventure activities are a bit above budget and the walks… to be honest I was just lazy. When you stay somewhere for a long time, you tend to think that you have all the time in the world…