Tuesday, 28 August 2007 by Stefan Gimpl (comments: 0)

Snowpark N.Z.

Hi there, 

greetings from down under in New Zealand. 

Despite a rough and slow start of my snowboarding (especially the first day on my board was though) I enjoy the days up at snowpark a lot. Now my skills are improving as well. Not quite as good as last year but my turns are already pretty good ;) 

It has been sunny everyday so far. Sometimes a little windy. The pipe is perfectly shaped every morning. I still have to get used to the jumps. Some kickers are pretty big to start with. But it is the best way to get into riding again. I started to ride some boxes as well. 

There are always a lot of good snowboarders up at the park. In total there are more than 100 snowboard professionals here and about as many pro skiers. It is so much fun to meet up with all my colleagues, having a chat on the chairlift and then going for another fun run in the park. Everybody is relaxed and motivated to go snowboarding after the summer break. 

tl_files/Newsbilder/2007 News/IMG_0055.jpg

After riding we play a lot of golf together at the local course in Wanaka. It is already nice and warn down in the valleys. I also enjoy staying with my friends from the Austrian team. We have a very cool appartment near the lake (and not too far away from the bars) and it is a lot of fun there. 

Life is not bad down here. Stef

Snowpark N.Z.
Snowpark N.Z.
Share on Facebook

Go back