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TheGreatSlushSo I'm looking at taking ski instructing next year, I can get myself an absolutely wicked deal with rookie academy here in New Zealand, however I don't know if I'm quite at the right level of skiing for it, when I was last skiing which was 2 years ago now, I was intermediate-advanced and was relatively comfortable on black diamond runs. Another problem is I don't know if I can get skiing again this year due to being poor. so what should I do? just hold out and wing it for next year? try save up for a trip elsewhere over the NZ summer and get some practice in? or find a way to sell body parts on the black market so I can get out for the last of this season?
dropimgwhere abouts in nz are you? if you're in canterbury, go to the clubbies and become a member, cheap season pass, and often have people that can offer you a ride. even better, sign up to a uni ski club, and get real cheap rates for season passes.
another thing you could try is to volunteer at a field, I know that mt cheeseman has a volly patrol program, where you get free skiing, free food and a free nights accommodation in exchange for a day or two of patrolling there (patrolling = ski around with a patrol jacket on waiting for something to happen)
also the clubbie's staff are usually pretty laid back and loose, which is a bonus.
TheGreatSlushI'm in Dunedin, so basically my only hope is to get a ride with some uni students going up, still under 18 so not sure about the volunteer stuff, also dont know if theyd let me go up this late in the season but it might be worth trying