Check out Markus’s blog from his time in NZ, from dolphins to earthquakes to robberies and of course some skiing:

What a trip to NZ!

What a trip?. 27h 45 min flight two changes. First 12 h accidently in business class, I couldn?t complain. Six hours of drive to Wanaka through the most amazing views. The first morning I woke up to a clear blue sky, it felt so good to put on my boots and get on the snow.

I love SnowPark NZ

Visiting NZ was so good. I loved the SnowPark and the sun was shining most of the trip. We got few days of snowstorm and visited Cinema Paradiso. Because of the snowstorm the Slopestyle was moved and we had extend our visit. Luckyly we were able to do that and I got to attend the Slopestyle. I was pretty happy with my run since it was the first comp. For the season and first time on the snow since may, but it wasn?t enough for the finals…  Got to land those dubs.

It was so amazing to ski in SnowPark, what a paradize to be in and start the season 2012. My skis felt so good! And to be on the snow after 2,5 months of summer was a blast.

Dolphins and earthquake

We stayed two nights in Christchurch before leaving back to Finland and visited a small seaport called Akaroa. What a place to see. We took a boat drive to Pasific and saw some dolphins, seals and penguins.

On our first night in Christchurch ther was a earthquake 4,3 magnitude and on morning we we leaving 3,9 magnitude. I feel bad for the people in Christchuch, there has been lots earthquakes and the center of Christchurch is in bad shape.

Thank God we were robbed!

On our third day in Wanaka somebody broke into our resort appartment while we were hot tubbing and visiting our friends , and stole our wallets, cash and credit cards?. Later the police recovered everything else except the cash.

Because of our robbery  we didn?t have to pay on my skipag at the airport, othervise it would have cost 960,-NZdollar to take back my skis. From Finland to NZ the fee was 80?. What?s up with that????

New-Zealand you rock and I?m coming back!

Check out Markus’s blog page HERE.


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