A winter season in New Zealand - Lucy Jensen - Blog 1

17th June 2014

American babe Lucy Jensen is one of the lucky crew in New Zealand at the moment for their southern hemisphere winter as an EA ski instructor at Mt Hutt Resort. This is her first blog of a series that will report in on how the season is going.. Check it out!

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Preseason
As the ski season is getting closer and closer, it’s getting harder to wrap my mind around the fact that I will be leaving for New Zealand. I’ve never been more excited for a winter season to begin! After tying up all the loose ends before I leave, I can now sit back and just look forward to leaving. I have always wanted to be a ski instructor and never thought something like this would even be possible. However, to my surprise, it only took a little bit of time to set up and was not very difficult to organize the season.

Although, admittedly, I am a bit nervous, the excitement completely makes up for it! I know that it will be an amazing adventure to say the least, and the people I meet will be just as memorable. On top of that, I get to ski in the beautiful Southern Alps and work a lot on my skiing. I look forward to improving by the end of the season and shredding the gnar!

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What can you not leave home without?
I had to give a lot of thought to this question, but at the end of the day the only thing that I absolutely knew I had to be taking with me was my old cat pillow. Given to me a long time ago by a friend, I have always slept with it and it gives me so much comfort when I sleep! Good nights sleep are my top priority so I need a soft pillow that smells like home.

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Lucy is just at the beginning of her epic kiwi adventure! If you are keen to check out more information about doing a New Zealand internship, click here. Or if you want to get in touch with one of the folk from EA (with many seasons under their belt... so lots of yarns and resort knowledge), then click here!