A Snowboarder’s Journey: Hippie Travels with Irian van Helfteren

web mountains nz37 hours after leaving Munich I arrived in New Zealand, 3 hours later Mikaela too. We rented a Hippie Camper Deluxe and stayed the first night in Christchurch. We got invited by a women we met on the street to stay over night in her garden. So we felt  really welcome in New Zealand.

The next day we drove up to Lake Tekapo to work in the ski area Round Hill for the next two weeks as ski/snowboard instructors. Two days after arriving to Lake Tekapo we woke up with fresh snow around the Hippie Camper van, so we went early up to Round Hill to go freeriding.

web mountains nz, Lake Tekapo, Roundhill web, Lake Tekpo, morning light


After the snowfall we had a week of sun and enjoyed the beautiful view from Round Hill at Lake Tekapo.

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Next week we will be on the road again, we will drive to Mt Cook area to go skitouring, looking forward to that!

Greetings Irian and Mikaela