this week is the moment that i waited for long time ago. this is my first time over a snow board and it was harder than i expected. i went with a lot of nice friends and it was awesome. the pace is near to taupo, called whakapapa and you can go there in 45 minutes. is the only place you can do this sport in the north island and it was awesome, even if i can't stood up for more than 5 minutes. i completely fell in love.