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Ski instructor

A little bit about Julia

28-year-old Julia is a German-born cross-country skier and bi-athlete who has been gliding across the snow since age seven.

Why did you decide to become an instructor? 'I just love teaching other people cross-country skiing and also sharing the love that I have for cross-country skiing with other people.'

Why Wanaka? 'It's the only place for cross-country in New Zealand and I wanted to come to New Zealand no matter what, to travel and chase the snow.'

Favourite cold weather drink: 'Solbærtoddy, a Norwegian sweet blackcurrant tea.'

What are your life dreams/career goals? 'I would love to compete in an Olympic Games one day, even though it is a long shot.'