Spring in Wanaka is probably the most beautiful part of the year. The sun is out, there's still snow on the mountains and the days are getting longer. It's a mixed feeling for me as it also means my time in NZ is coming to an end again, but it's been an all time winter and I feel so lucky to be here. As always I've met some amazing people and will be sad to say goodbye but that's all part of living and working in a transient industry, no doubt we will all meet again soon.
The weather here is so variable, we've had a cold spring up until now but the past few days have been glorious sunshine. It's crazy how quickly the snow transforms here, the snow melts so quickly that everyday the mountain has new 'obstacles' to challenge you ( or in my case more things to crash into)
Snowboarding in NZ gives you a new attitude to making the most of the terrain. You learn that anyone can ski powder, but it's being able to ski the 'terrain' that makes you a complete skier/snowboarder.....and it teaches you that you can have fun in any snow conditions.
Theres something about spring that is so much fun. It must the sun that just seems to bring out the stoke in everyone, and the fact that spring slush is so damn fun to play around on!
Yesterday was the finale of Treble Cone which was celebrated in true kiwi style......the infamous 'Treble Cone Closing Day'
This is a day of epic proportions. If you aren't in fancy dress then you may as well stay at home, if your not going to get loose......you may as well stay at home, if you are precious about the bases of your skis.....definitely stay at home
A day of tussock skiing,rock hopping,retro dressed craziness topped off with booze, food and music. The sun always shines on closing day and yesterday was no exception, it must be due to the good vibes from the people at TC. It was a great day topped of with a great after party.
I still have a month left which I hope to fill with some adventures.... sky diving, splitboard trips and hopefully a heli ski trip before heading back to Europe to do it all again!