'I was shredding like a pro!' Katlego Maboe is king of the slopes on his first skiing trip

By Shanaaz Prince
23 April 2016

First-time skier, Kat says that the experience was like being “in heaven on earth”.

Life is a jetsetting dream for The Expresso Show presenter Katlego Maboe, who took a ski trip earlier this month to the Club Med Val Thorens Sensations resort in France.

Thank you LORD for this and so many more blessings!!! I feel so alive!!! . #BeAnOutsider #iAmKatSki

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First-time skier Kat says that the experience was like being “in heaven on earth”, with views at points up to 3,2km in the sky.

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“Hitting the slopes every day and conquering my fears everyday taking on more and maker challenging slopes. Once I got the hang of it I was shredding like a pro,” he says.

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But even with the highs, he does say that the lowest point of his trip included losing his friends on the slopes and having to conquer one of the most vicious slopes on his own.

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He travels so often, we had to ask: What are Kat’s top 5 travel essentials?

  • A great jacket that's adaptable for various conditions.
  • A good bag with enough extra space for those extra things you are going to buy.
  • A decent arsenal of common phrases used in that part of the world so a phrase book might help.
  • A knowledge of all the hotspots in the area you're visiting. You want to have the epic pics for Instagram.
  • A good camera to capture those special moments.

Like any experienced traveller, he too has his own pre-flight ritual, which he swears by.

"Take off your shoes, wrap that airline blanket around you and get comfy before take-off. Slap on the earphones and start watching a movie so I can fall asleep before take-off."

PHOTOS: Supplied

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