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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Every day is an adventure! You might not be bungyjumping, skydiving, rafting or trekking through the jungle, but every day is an adventure when you follow your dreams. I never really know what my day will bring. My life comes with challenges and the unexpected. You can plan as much as you want, but one…

The day I became a ski instructor

It has been a beautiful, sunny, exhausting, social, exciting, nerve-wracking, fantastic, physical, meaningful, fun and jam-packed week full of learning experiences. As I walk towards the final meeting in a hotel in Queenstown, I think about just turning around. It’s been a great week, an exam week, but a great one. What if I just…

The beginner’s guide to skiing down under

People don’t usually associate the southern hemisphere with skiing. A lot of people come to Australia or New Zealand for a holiday, but only few come to go skiing. Although different from Europe, Canada or America, Oceania offers some excellent skiing. If you happen to be here in winter, why not make a detour to…

Massive, majestic and mind-blowing

The Yosemite national park just has to be part of a trip to California. However, without a car it can be tricky to get around the park. Since I didn’t just want to see the popular valley, I decided to book a three-day tour with Incredible Adventures. There were only a few other people on…

Wonderful walks in the Aoraki/Mt Cook national park

Mt. Cook village is a good base to explore the Aoraki/Mt. Cook national park. Accommodation is generally expensive, but the local YHA has normal prices and is a very relaxed place to stay. In the warmer months you can also use the excellent campsite close to the village, where some of the walks start. There is…

Day trip to Norway

One day on our big Lapland road trip, we planned to go to Norway. The idealists, or fools, among us thought we should go to the North Cape. After two days of being late all the time they still hadn’t learnt this was just not realistic. We opted for a small village that was much…