Getting back on the Board

The day after the hospital doctor cleared me to try riding, I gave it a go. I was feeling pretty good, my knee hadnt given me issues in a while, I could basically get it straight. I could stand on one leg and do single leg squats (not many but some), surely riding would beContinue reading “Getting back on the Board”

ACL/MCL Injury: Snowboarding into a Tree

So if you follow my instagram feed you will know that I got injured. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Helen Read (@trektradewinds) On New Years Eve I went for a night ride in Annapuri (an area of Niseko United that is floodlit and open for skiing until 8pm). I was snowboardingContinue reading “ACL/MCL Injury: Snowboarding into a Tree”

A First-Timer’s Guide to Niseko

If you have never been to Niseko, it can be a bit confusing trying to figure out how the resort works and where you might want to be for your stay, so here is a little guide to help you decide. Nearest Airport: New Chitose Airport, Sapporo (CTS) New Chitose is an international airport butContinue reading “A First-Timer’s Guide to Niseko”

Serre Chevalier

Just got back from a week snowboarding in Serre Chevalier Valee. This is a little known resort made up of 4 main villages. All the staff know english and some of the bar staff were english, but we very rarely heard anyone on the slopes. Which was fantastic, because getting around and ordering food etcContinue reading “Serre Chevalier”