Last summer, we made our first ski pilgrimage to New Zealand, and the south island blew us away.
So much so, that in eleven days, we are heading back down to the Canterbury club fields, just outside of Christchurch, to do it all over again.
The trip provided the mindblowing views and technical terrain we were hoping for…
But what we hadn’t anticipated was the distinctive ski culture, or how much we would come to love the community aspect of the club fields. (Or some of the debauchery; we’re looking at you, Mount Olympus).
Not only are we heading back to refresh our mastery of nutcrackers and rope tows, but we are planning to spend some time exploring more of the region’s spectacular mountains on foot. The remarkable thing about New Zealand is that even when the snow is falling at the club fields, there are countless other snow-free mountains nearby with some of the most iconic hikes in the world.
So we’re going this time to take advantage of everything that Canterbury and the south island have to offer, but we’re still going to be getting plenty of time on a bunch of new skis.
Over the coming days we will be posting more previews of some of those skis we are taking with us. The countdown is on.