I went skiing today. There are several ski slopes within reach
of Queenstown; Coronet, Treble cone, the Remarkables and Cardrona.
I traveled to Cardona on the recommendation of my hostel. I'm a
little out of practice when it comes to skiing. I've been twice
in my life, once over twelve years ago and the next and last time
was about four years ago. It took me an hour or so of tentative
skiing and sheer panic before I'd got enough confidence to start
going down the intermediate runs at any speed. The weather was unfortunately
not on my side either. It was very cloudy from the start of the
day which then progressed into a snow storm that lasted the rest
of the day. It's very difficult to pick up bumps and dips when the
light is so flat. Still, the hot chocolate was great and I only
fell over three times - which for me is pretty good!