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What is a Freeskier? Meet Lyndon Sheehan to Find Out

Lyndon Sheehan is one of the worlds best freeskiers and he also calls Wanaka, New Zealand home. He has travelled the globe skiing for contests, filming, training and also just for fun. He is incredibly talented and a natural athlete, which is probably why he has pages and pages of media coverage from print to film. All that does not come without hard work, both on the snow and in the gym, Lyndon puts in the hours for sure. The best thing is, that even with all that cool stuff going on, Lyndon is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

Name: Lyndon Michael Sheehan Lyndon Sheehan

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Sat, 26th Jan 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Can a Canadian be a Wanaka Local? Meet Katie Tsuyuki

If you are looking for some inspiration this is your girl!!

Katie maybe a Canadian, but she is pretty much just another local when it comes to winter in Wanaka. Katie has logged thousands of hours on her snowboard, both for fun and for training. Her combination of natural athleticism and talent, on top of hours of hard work, sweat, and pure determination, has made her one of the best half pipe riders in the world.

She is a girl who you just can’t fault. Katie is always smiling, friendly to everyone and making the best of any situation. She trains like a demon in the gym and on the snow...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 17th Jan 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Snow + Music = Happiness

Snow and Music – two of my favourite things (along with food and Nana naps of course!). I have never combined them though for some reason. I guess when looking back on the last few years on snow, I have spent the majority of my time either instructing people or guiding them around the mountain. How would you feel if you paid $2000 odd to come on one of our snow trips and I cruised around with headphones in my ear the entire time? Probably not ideal!

Of course, there have been plenty of people that have come on our tours that do listen to music while they ski or snowboard. It took me three d...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Sat, 12th Jan 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Hannah Trigger Snowboarder - No Ordinary Aussie Girl!

Hannah Trigger is one of Australia’s top snowboarders. Her extreme talent on both a snowboard and a surfboard has set her up to lead an incredible life. She travels the globe to snowboard - competing in world cups and world championships. She is however, very unassuming. So much so, you could easily mistake her for just another city girl. But don’t let her gorgeous face and smile fool you, she is one determined Aussie girl.

Hannah has the Russia 2014 Olympics on her mind and she is not going to stop until she gets there! She competes in the halfpipe event and she’s darn good at it too. Fo...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 3rd Jan 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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