12 things that only a skier would know…
There are just some things about skiing that you can’t quite describe… it’s just a skiing thing that non-skiers simply wont understand! Here are a few – but how many can you relate to?
1) The feeling of taking your ski boots off at the end of the day
And relax... nothing quite compares to the feeling of freeing your feet from hard ski boots before warming your toes by the fire.
2) Fresh tacks on a pisted piste!
Being the first person to make tracks on a perfectly pisted piste is pretty awesome, don't you agree?
3) The sweet, harmonious sound of your boots clicking into your skis
It's like angels singing in your ears...nothing beats it!
4) Perfect powder days
Navigating your way through a fresh dumping of powder whilst not even being able to see your submerged skis - It's like gliding on air!
5) Looking down and seeing your skis perfectly parallel
Working on that technique all winter and finally mastering perfectly level, parallel skis! Give yourself a pat on the back…you deserve it!
6) Gliding straight down a run without stopping
You can’t beat plummeting down a super long cruisy blue from beginning to end. No faff, no stops, just 5 mins of pure skiing bliss.
7) Trying, and succeeding to ski in someone else's tracks
That’s a pretty satisfying feeling…following someone down the mountain and perfectly matching their turn tracks in the snow!
8) Having a hot chocolate on the mountain
It just doesn’t taste as good anywhere else. Looking out over beautiful scenery with a warm hot chocolate in your hand, topped off with a fresh dollop of whipped cream – what could be better?
9) Pole planting your way down the mountain
It’s definitely the best thing when you get that rhythm going and start hitting your turns round every pole – plus you look pretty suave too!
10) That view from the highest chairlift in the resort
Sliding off the chairlift and looking out over endless rolling mountains really makes you feel alive doesn’t it?! Surely there’s no better view!
11) Mastering the moguls
Mogul fields, like Marmite, you either love them or you hate them. But if you love them, they’re awesome, and when you master them it’s a pretty awesome feeling!
12) Last but certainly not least...skiing on a bluebird day
Now this is what skiers live for - executing excellent turns on fresh snow with the big blue sky as your backdrop - does life get much better than this?