All posts tagged: Ski

Why go to New Zealand? // Perche’ andare in Nuova Zelanda?

New Zealand: if I think of New Zealand, I think of a dreamland or better, a dream destination. A land where you can just loose yourself in the beauties of nature, its colours, its amazing panoramas. This time it’s been a short visit, a long weekend to the South Island, exactly to Queenstown and its surrounding mountains, to accomplish a dream: skiing in New Zealand. This dream had 2 challenges: 1. Reach New Zealand 2. Ski there For #1 I can say it was quite easy, as I now live in Melbourne, Australia. For #2, it has been a little bit more difficult as lately my operated knee was begging for attention. So it required quite a deal of motivation, to start the physio, and more effort, to actually do it. But if I want something, I’ll get it! And that’s why I found myself skiing for a long day on the slopes of Cardrona just after 2 months of quite an intense Physio schedule. Well, the mountains in Cardrona look similar to the Western …

Queenstown: Ski trip to New Zealand – Useful INFO // Avete mai pensato di sciare in Nuova Zelanda? Queenstown! – INFORMAZIONI UTILI

I wanted to come back and I knew I wanted to do it, but what I did not know was when and that I actually would really come back. What am I talking about? New Zealand! Already when I moved to Melbourne, New Zealand, together with other destinations, was on my bucket list. And the biggest dream was to go skiing there. So let’s say I accomplished my biggest dream about NZ as I just spent a long weekend in Queenstown, in the South Island. I still have to visit probably 60% of the South Island, as I visited the North tip of the South Island and part of the Malborough in 2002, but I know now it’s going to be possible! I advise to book the flight at least 3 months in advance, more if you can, especially for weekends and if your purpose is skiing. Best schedules & average priced Flights run out quickly. We flew in on Friday morning via Christchurch with Virgin Australia / Air New Zealand and arrived in Queenstown …

100th post!

I just wanted to share with you that my post on the upcoming Top ski destinations has been my 100th post! And I reached this number in less than a year and without noticing, enjoying all the way! I think it’s been rewarding to write about my experience in Australia, my travels, my thoughts, recipes and feelings  I guess this is the right spirit to keep on going 🙂 And this the post was just to prepare the audience reading me for an article about skiing in New Zealand and Queenstown. Coming very, very soon! Meanwhile enjoy my 100th post: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/chilly-feeling-snowy-today-where-to-go-skiing-before-its-too-crowded-voglia-di-neve-ecco-le-destinazioni-top-prima-che-diventino-troppom-affollate/ ———- // ———- Volevo solamente condividere con voi che il posto che ho scritto settimana scorsa sulle Destinazioni Top di sci in crescita e’ stato il mio 100* post. E sono arrivata a scriverlo senza neanche accorgermene, ma semplicemente godendomi l’esperienza di scrivere di tutte le mie esperienze in Australia e i miei viaggi, ricette, scoperte, pensieri ed emozioni di quasi 1 anno di blog e anche questo traguardo arrivera’ presto. Il mio post …

Chilly & Feeling ‘snowy’ today: Where to go skiing before it’s too crowded! // Voglia di neve? Ecco le destinazioni Top prima che diventino troppo affollate!

Today it really felt a bit colder in Melbourne and I could smell the snowy weather in the air. Supposedly it snowed in Victoria, in Mount Buller for example, and it’s going to snow in Queenstown, New Zealand. Well, yeah, I’d love to ski!!! So on the subject here’s an article that I came across on The Age by ‘Miss Snow it all‘ (I love this name!) which collects some other ski destinations around the globe. They are always in the famous ski countries in Europe, North America, Japan, but it says they are soon to become the new top spots. Some of them you might know, depending on where you live, some others you won’t. Some of them I find hard to believe, probably because I know the place too well or maybe it has just been improved in the last few years and I don’t know…I hope so! Some I totally agree with. And I think that a different place can always look interesting to new eyes, coming from another country or snow …

Places you never knew you could ski // Posti insoliti per sciare

Here downunder it’s winter, although it’s frequently sunny and temperature are more than bearable. For now like a mild autumn, at least during the day. Anyway, as it is winter, my thought goes directly to snow! And maybe the thought could be somehow ‘refreshing’ for those in Europe or UpAbove, suffering from the heat. i came across this article about very unusual places to ski on The Age, Did you know you could ski in … If curious, have a read! http://www.theage.com.au/travel/blogs/miss-snow-it-all/places-you-never-knew-you-could-ski-20130627-2oywy.html ———- // ———- Qui da queste parti, in Australia, è inverno e almeno a Melbourne un po’ si sente, soprattutto la mattina e la sera, mentre durante il giorno, essendoci spesso il sole, sembra quasi di vivere un tiepido autunno. Comunque la parola inverno non puo’ che risvegliare in me la voglia di sciare! Stamattina sono incappata in questo articolo che, per la calda europa o l’emisfero settentrionale, potrebbe risultare ‘rinfrescante’! 🙂 Ecco una lista di posti impensabili dove sciare! Se siete curiosi, leggete un po’ qui: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/blogs/miss-snow-it-all/places-you-never-knew-you-could-ski-20130627-2oywy.html