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Week 2

Week 2 blog

So 2 weeks have gone by in what feels like 2 days. Everyday is action packed so time has flown by. The week began with everyone going back to basics and working hard on their wedge turns before trying out some practice teaching on each other. It was daunting at first, but before long everyone was well into their stride and began to understand what a career in ski instructing might entail. As the week progressed we worked more on our personal skiing, which proved frustrating for many of us, some more than others. However, in the end, it was worthwhile with many of us feeling the results and enjoying watching (and feeling) our skiing progress! What a fantastic feeling.

Before long it was the end of the week, where we all enjoyed an avalanche awareness course and some real off piste skiing on the Friday. We were looking forward to the hike and fresh snow in crystal valley, however, the snow wasn't what we all thought it might be. However, everyone was still smiling when we all reached the bottom. Although, we didn't all take the same route down.

The end of the week was celebrated well with some hard earned beers, some took that to different extremes than others which was felt heavily the next day. Toby for one needing some special assistance through the night. Saturday and Sunday were relaxing days for everyone, some venturing down to Christchurch and watching a movie and with the others going to a car show. Can find something for everyone here. Sunday proved to be a beautiful day with a few people eager enough to take advantage of it with a hike up the lake Lyndon trig (a nearby hill) overlooking those trying their luck as they dabbled in a spot of fishing. The rest of us went shopping in Christchurch. So all in all another great week here in New Zealand.

Chris

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