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A worldly British Columbian has broken the mould this afternoon by confirming her intention to winter in Australia this year.

Luella Greenfish, a Nelson BC-native,  has taken a job at Perisher operating lifts this season and she told The Advocate via Skype today that she can’t wait to get Down Under and see what all the fuss is about.

“Yeah, usually it’s the other way around,” said the 24-year-old.

“You can’t seem to get on a lift in British Columbia without hearing an Australian accent. It should be a great change. I’ve only ever skied in powder, I think mastering that black-ice type snow in Australia will be a challenge and a half.”

When asked what prompted her to look for ski jobs in the Snowy, home to arguably the best snow in Australia, the Gemini explained that she simply wanted to ‘smash stereotypes’ and do something out of her comfort zone.

“I want to work in skiing and ski resort management eventually so I’m considering this adventure an educational experience,” she said.

“They’ve got different lifts in the northern hemisphere and all the Aussie lifties say that if you can ski at Perisher or Thredbo, you can ski anyway,”

“They also said the weed down there is pretty bad and everything is super expensive. I don’t know, I guess I’ll see if there’s any truth to the rumours when I arrive.”

More to come.



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