On this trip around the world, we decided to stop in Whistler (Canada), where we’ve been snowboarding, skiing and climbing in just over a week!
We have made some great new friends including the young adults who were teaching us.
We were lucky because it snowed a lot on the mountains and was -9 degrees at the top, but was reasonably sunny at the bottom. We were also lucky because there was a free Telus Festival where they were giving away free stuff like Coke, Yop the yoghurt, McDonald Muffins, badges and more!
In Whistler, I was learning snowboarding for the first time. It’s difficult but fun!
I did some skiing as well but mainly snowboarding. I have now been snowboarding for four days and Jake went for six.
He went for two days more than me, because I went skiing instead.
It was hard learning, you had to get up everyday at 6.30 am, get ready, have a big breakfast and be on the slopes by 8.00am!
At the end Jake's even managed to do a 180 degree jump and landed it! I can do jumps but not a 180 yet! I also
went skiing on some black runs.
After the snowboarding lessons, we would go to a special place called “The Core” where we would go climbing from 6.00-9.00pm. You had to wear a safety harness and special climbing shoes to climb up the really high walls. I even made it up once blindfolded! It was fantastic!
So Whistler is a fun, amazing, fantastic and pretty wonderful place to be.
By Helena Everson-Crane
PS have a look at my photos!
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