“Get out of my way!” shouts the blur of black and blue streaking towards me at a dangerous speed. I leap back as ordered, falling straight on my butt as 11-year-old Raff stops hard in front of me.
He’s back from hooning down Coronet Peak’s intermediate and advanced runs with a private instructor and feeling pleased with himself.
“Wanna come ski with me?” he asks, grinning, and the answer is of course I do! We race each other down roller coaster terrain, stopping only to soak up the exquisite views over the Wakatipu Basin and back to the divide of the Southern Alps.