Well i’ve been non-stop snowboarding for about 7 days now so decided to have a well deserved weekend off. I start my pre BASI instructor training next week. You usually get Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday off but because of the pre-course i’m working Wednesday too. The pre-course is basically a bit of training in how to teach snowboarding and also improving your snowboarding (stance and posture). At the end of the week they evaluate you and decide if you should continue on to the full BASI training and/or what you need to do in the mean time to get to that level…. anyway it all seems a bit scary so I took the weekend off to read up on the BASI central theme… and sleep πŸ™‚

Part of the evaluation envoles checking to see if you “look the part” so you dont have tatty trousers, boots gaffa taped up etc. Matts goggles and board pants were … hmm… well not great πŸ™‚ so he went out and got some new kit and then pranced around the house:

Matt in his new kit

When they got back we headed off for a walk around Wanaka lake before dinner got a couple of shots of the lake:

Wanaka Lake Wanaka Lake

Oh and i’ve got my copy of Harry Potter πŸ™‚ don’t think i’ll be reading the BASI manuals much this week πŸ™‚

SNOW INFO: No snow this weekend last snow fall was on the 14th July which was – Saddle Basin: 25cms, Main Basin: 18cm at the top and 8cm at base. But everything is more or less open now except the terrain park and Race training bar. But hey, with Treble Cone as it is with all the natural gullies and jumps you don’t need a terrain park!

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