/ NZ ski touring
Jobs are hard to come by for sure, do you have any teaching qualifications? What work have you done before? It's worth trying for bar/shop work? have you enquired about work as mountain staff?
Iv got my BASI level 2 so will be able to pick up some teaching hours, but I have missed the first deadline for the larger areas. You need to pay a fee to get on the later hiring clinics which I'm not so keen on.
For other mountain positions I do have experience in rentals and lifts so have got applications sorted for them. As I don't arrive till the end of May I miss out on areas that finish interviews earlier on.
Leaning towards the Christchurch labouring option. I have my work visa and some experience in maintenance and landscaping. Has anyone got any information on wage rates? Or first hand experience living/working in Christchurch?
Thanks for any more info guys!
Some info on ski touring things to do here:- http://skitouring.co.nz/ It's a little bit Wanaka-centric yet as most people who post on it live here but more stuff keeps getting added.
there is a shed-load of reconstruction work going on there. Maybe check out the CERA website.
Sorry for the hijack of the thread.
Back to the topic of touring now, is there a similar forum like this or Winterhighland in NZ to find out the latest conditions? Also going solo so I'll be looking for partners.
I wanna do a Pioneer trip, a Barron saddle trip, Brewster, Black peak and so on! Just keen to get to know the spots really!
Skied off Sentinel peak and Taranaki last time I was down!
This season I have been coaching with the Glenshee Performance Squad and teaching the odd lesson. Really looking to develop my coaching and was hoping to get onto a course out in NZ as the Scottish/BASI system hasn't been much help.
I'm up for ski touring this winter. Mostly restricted to weekends.
I'm Christchurch based.
Snow falling in Wanaka over the next few days, lets hope it sticks around.
www.snow.co.nz is what your after for conditions + ski forum.
Wanaka is a great spot, like Scotland with more reliable snow and better weather.
Anything can happen this year though I reckon, it's still snowing to the valley in Chamonix this week?? It's pretty early for NZ for sure, but it get's people in the mood and it's topping up the glaciers and higher peaks which is all good!!
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