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Here’s a continuation of the week two diary from the famous “Aspen Boy”. Unfortunately no more photos at this stage, but the powder-filled video from Porters is definitely worth embedding again…
After an in-weekend, we were all itching to go skiing again and see whether our skis had survived our first attempt at tuning them. Monday saw us each receive hour-long private lessons from our magnificent teacher, Jase. We all felt our skiing come along leaps and bounds, and we also had a chance to rip up the slopes of Porters. Read more »
It looks like the New Zealand NONSTOPers have had an epic second week, so much so that it took them until mid way through week 3 before they got round to writing a blog about it. You can’t blame them though when you take a look at the conditions they’ve had in the video below. No blogs on a powder day!
So on to week 2 we go. Apologies for the delay but the fun and frivolity of life on the hill drew my attention away from the thing I was meant to be doing. Read more »
I’m stoked to have found such a unique spot for this year’s NONSTOCK festival. When we started the festival three years ago, one of the central concepts was that our past participants should be able to reunite with friends in a stunning countryside location. We felt that a weekend partying in a field combined with new experiences doing outdoor activities was a far richer experience than a night out in a city bar (most of which people forget!).
In Part 1, Evan wrote about his experiences on NONSTOP’s Red Mountain 11-week ski instructor course. Now he now tells how he has combined part-time ski instructing in Italy with his university degree.
After returning home and saying goodbye to everyone, I went backpacking with a friend from school which was also an amazing experience but I still missed Red Mountain. I wasn’t exactly sure what to do next Read more »
Evan took part in our 11-week instructor course in 2009 as part of his gap year after school. He is now combining part-time ski instructing in Italy with his degree at university. Read his story here…
I had just finished my A-Levels and had loads of aspirations for an amazing gap year, I’d been looking forward to this year for the whole of my teenage life but when I was suddenly faced with the reality of it I actually had no idea what I was going to do. Read more »