Snow, soak and pies

27 Jul 2021

Swathed in extra layers and excited about action-packed days on the slopes, nine of College’s international students headed to Tekapo during the school holidays.

Along with International Student Manager Paul McCarthy, the boys hopped on the tour bus, stopping off in Springfield to pick up their ski and snowboard essentials before arriving at the new YHA site on the Tekapo lakefront.

The boys kicked off their snow days at Roundhill in superb conditions, with some making the most of lessons while the more seasoned skiers took the T-bar straight to the top of the mountain for their downhill runs.

The next day, the group headed to Ohau, with Luke Kim, Michael Li, Elliot Li, and Ethan Lee taking the chairlift to start their runs while Oscar Chen made the most of a snowboard lesson to show plenty of improvement.

Happy but tired, the boys later recuperated with a warm soak at Tekapo Springs.

On the final day, the boys returned to Roundhill, and a welcoming 25 centimetres of fresh snow. On the way home, a stop-off in Fairlie proved a highlight, with the legendary local pies living up to their tasty reputations.