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Happy Halloween Everyone

Happy Halloween everyone!

I hope you all have your candy bowls filled and ready for those ghosts, zombies, spiders and witches, who will come knocking tonight! I know I have, complete with giant spider lying on the candy, to make those little rascals have reach under it!


Well unlike last years blog that had a Halloween skiing and snowboard focus “Where in the world can I ski and snowboard on Halloween?” this years Halloween blog has only a limited amount of skiing. Hmm actually it has none at all. It’s all about the Pinterest Halloween Pins.

For those who don’t know P...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 31st Oct 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Waxing Skis or Snowboards 101

Skis and snowboards need to be waxed regularly to keep them in top-notch condition. The base of your skis or snowboard can otherwise dry out, which causes them to glide much slower over the snow. So here’s some waxing basics to get you started.

To begin you will need the following items. These can all be bought at your local ski or snowboard shop.

  • A waxing iron – Waxing irons are different from irons that you press your clothes with! They have a temperature setting marked in degrees not fabric type, a constant heat flow, and flat metal plate with no holes.
  • Wax – Talk to your local...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 24th Oct 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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What's Happening up at Cardrona - I Thought it was Closed!

The end of the first week of October marks closing weekend for Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand. The lifts stop, and the front gates close. Not for long though, two days later – it’s all go again!

For some of the world’s elite freestyle snowboarders and skiers, it’s game time. It’s the last springtime training block before the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. Spring snow is soft, which essentially means, more forgiving and less intimidating. Spring snow encourages the attempt of new tricks only done before on trampolines, into foam pits, or in an athlete’s heads. Spri...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Wed, 16th Oct 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Spring Skiing in New Zealand

Springtime in New Zealand is my favourite time of the year to ski or snowboard! There’s just something about it that screams fun, sun, snow and good times. The New Zealand spring snow season is generally September and the first week of October, which is when the last of the resorts close for the season.

One of the big reasons why springtime is a great time to ski is that there are generally fewer crowds. The first set of school holidays for New Zealand and Australian children occur in winter, and that seems to satisfy most of their snow needs. What does that mean? That means, not much wait...

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

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