25 April 2018 from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0 Comments

Not ready for winter to be over!

Not ready for winter to be over!

Days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and the mountains are slowly but surely turning greener. It’s our least-favourite time of year again: the end of ski season. Or is it? For the real skiers and snowboarders out there, there is no such thing as the end of winter! We’re constantly obsessed with skiing films, après-ski music, Tyrolean cuisine and everything snow-related! And who knows, maybe this will be the year we’ll finally get around to booking a summer ski holiday on a nice Alpine glacier! Tell us if you recognise yourself in these eight points – are you in denial about the end of ski season?

1. You check the snow reports daily

Who cares what the weather is doing in Britain? It’s all about the mountains – is it still snowing in the Alps? You’ve signed up for the Snowplaza Snow Alert and are constantly checking the weather forecasts.

Fresh snow

Fresh snow

2. Your heart leaps when it snows

Despite the fact that you’re miles away, you can’t help but feel insanely happy when you hear your favourite mountain has been blanketed in white again. You can’t tear your eyes away from those beautiful ski resort webcams and, in fact, you’re strongly considering dropping everything, lacing up your boots and heading over there right now.

3. Everyone's planning a beach holiday but you'd rather visit the Alps

Greece, Bali, the south of France... you just can’t get excited about such dull-sounding holidays! Who wants to lie on a beach when you could be skiing? Next year’s ski season seems such an interminably long way away...

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Can't get enough of those mountain views

4. Your social media feed is one big long obsessive collection of skiing pics

Everybody’s already changed their profile picture to a summer theme but yours still depicts you happy as a clam in the middle of the snow. You can’t help yourself from posting daily skiing pics, trying to hold onto that snow sports feeling for as long as possible...

5. Your meals are entirely après-ski based

Kaiserschmarrn, tartiflette, tiroler gröstl, Swiss cheese fondue... you can’t get enough! Never mind the spring salads and all that nonsense. In your house you eat après-ski dishes at least three times a week.

Tyrolean Gröstl

Tyrolean Gröstl

6. Your playlist is an eternally revolving mix of après-ski music

“Schifoan”, “Schwarze Natascha”, “Die immer lacht” and so many other great après-ski hits which were really only meant to be played in cheesy alpine après-ski bars have pride of place in your playlist. Your friends are somewhat confused when you invite them over for an après-ski party in the middle of spring, but it’s the only way you can rustle up that infectious snow sports atmosphere in the middle of London...

7. You’re already searching for ski resorts that are open in summer

Australia? Japan? Didn’t someone say there were ski resorts in Chile? You’re in full panic mode, googling somewhere, anywhere that will welcome you and your trusty skis. Luckily you won’t have to go that far, as many glacier ski resorts in the Alps stay open during the summer.

Happy skier

In your happy place

8. You can only talk about skiing

And you’re driving your friends and family mad because all you can talk about is skiing, skiing, skiing! You just really can’t get enough, and it’s a terrible thing to have everybody contradict you and try to gently break it to you: winter is over...

Do you also agree that ski season should NEVER END?

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Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!

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