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Skiing for the First TIme - the Learner Skier

As promised, following on from last week’s blog “Snowboarding for the First Time” this weeks blog is all about skiing for the first time.

The beauty about skiing is that right from the get-go, you have poles in each hand to aid your balance. Sure you have these long slippery things attached to your feet, but before you know it they will just feel like they are a part of you! Learning something new is a great feat – and skiing is definitely that ‘thing’ to choose.

For first time skiers we always recommended that they take lessons. Ski instructors have worked for years to fine-tune the abs...

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Posted By: Paula, @ Wed, 27th Feb 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Snowboarding for the First Time - Should I or Shouldn't I?

If you have never been on snow before the thought of a snowboard holiday can be quite daunting. To travel so far away for an activity such as snowboarding - that you might not even like or be good at! But rest assured, the majority of people have great time on their first snowboard trip. The challenges it brings and the rewards it delivers just cannot be beat. When was the last time you tried something new?

On your first day, lessons are highly recommended for the beginner boarder. This is so you can make the most from your snow holiday. We don’t want you floundering around on the learner...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 21st Feb 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Our Travel Tips

Travel is something I love to do, it’s exciting, it’s new and it’s unknown. I have been lucky enough, to have traveled the globe several times over. During these many miles I have picked up a few travel tips and I would like to share them with you.

Keep those important things with you
There is a fine line between keeping your carry on nice and light and keeping your important items in it. A carry on wheelie bag if you have not used one will change your world! Keep your 'must have' items in there, just in case your checked bag gets lost! (I am very experienced at lost baggage!). Also,...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 15th Feb 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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The Art of Building a Snowman

t is unclear as to where or why the snowman originated. However, the oldest evidence of the snowman has been traced all the way back to 1380, where a drawing of one was found in Holland. I can only guess that if we find them fun to build now, they found them fun to build way back then too!

The snowman can be made with as little or as much snow as you choose and is completely a work of art. The snowman usually consists of two, or three, large snowballs stacked on top of each other. The one at the base is the largest, middle smaller and a smaller one at the very top, which is the head. Sticks...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 8th Feb 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Girl's Snowboarding History Made

Girls snowboarding history was made last week, when Elena Hight landed a double backside alley-oop rodeo at the X-Games Aspen. This was the first time a girl has landed a ‘double’ in snowboard halfpipe competition, and it was awesome!

I was lucky enough to be watching the women’s halfpipe final live on ESPN at injured kiwi snowboarder, Bex Sinclair’s house in Wanaka. It was great to be watching it with company who appreciated the performance. The snowboarding was hands down the best girls snowboard competition I have ever seen! Elena had a great run topped by landing her double trick, a...

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

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