Skiwi - Snowboarding 101
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September 6th, 2007 – by: Traveller_Gin
From the outset, can I say that I have never professed to be sporty in any way, shape or form. I could be considered to be rather un-co-ordinated, and during our very first lesson at snowboarding, I managed to prove myself right!!! Snowboarding learning had to be 100 times harder than skiing. Although the instructor did warn us of this, but emphasised that you just have to keep practising and learning, and then all of a sudden, it will just click.
Being a beautifully sunny afternoon, I wandered around the streets just looking at the stores and walking down to the harbour area. I then decided to catch the gondola up to the top of the mountain to check out the view of Queenstown. This was really great, particularly as the day was just so beautiful and sunny. The gondola ride took about 10 minutes up the mountain. On the way up, I was amused to see sheep grazing on the mountain a fair way up - I wondered how they got there as it seemed pretty high up. At the top of the gondola ride, there is a restaurant and some shops and the most breathtaking view of Queenstown and the surrounds. Of course, photo opportunities aplenty which you will be able to see. On the way back, decided to also ride on the Luge which is also scenic. I've never ridden on one of these luge carts before, so I was a little unsure considering they give you very little guidance on how to manourvre these luges except for the posters at the starting line. God it was good fun though - definitely gives you a bit of an adrenalin rush, and of course, the scenic view of Queenstown just added to the whole experience.
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