25 July 2019 from Danielle in General

The warm sun on your face is a lovely feeling and the beach is calling to you but somehow, a true skier or snowboarder just can't stop thinking about the mountains, even in the summertime! Whether you're counting down the days to ski season or focusing on getting in shape ahead of your ski holiday, thoughts of the snowy Alps are never far from your mind. Here are 20 things we can't help but think during the summer. How many can you relate to?

#1. I'd rather dive in the snow than the sea!

standing on your head in the snow

#2. Just 4 months, 2 weeks, 3 nights, 5 hours and 37 minutes to go until my ski holiday...

#3. Actually, would it be possible to go skiing in SUMMER?

(totally, at these ski resorts >)

#4. Ok, I officially hate sand, bring back the snow!

laying on your back in skis in the snow

#5. I'll have a hot chocolate and an apple strudel with whipped cream

(Make it yourself - here's the recipe for apple strudel)

#6. The only good thing about summer is no ski boots

#7. Schnapps goes with anything, even barbecue, right?

#8. We don't need summer - the sun also comes out in the winter

relaxing in a sun lounger during your ski holiday

#9. Summer holidays with the family aren't the same

#10. I'd rather ski than run…

#11. What I wouldn't do for a Kaiserschmarrn right now!

(Here's the recipe so you can make it yourself)

kaiserschmarrn with applesauce

#12. Time to start buying ski equipment for next year! Yay!

#13. Wonder if any of my skiing mates will commiserate with me?

#14. Barbecue is great and all but give me a wiener schnitzel any day!

(Recipe for a delicious wiener schnitzel)

wiener schnitzel

#15. As a matter of fact, maybe I'll organise a ski holiday reunion party!

#16. What is this summer music? Give me après-ski hits!

#17. Oh mannn I REALLY can't wait to go skiing again!

skis on freshly groomed piste

#18. Will we try sandboarding?

#19. Ok, why is there no après-ski-themed music festival in summer?

#20. All right... time to start booking ski holidays for next winter!

enjoying the mountain landscapes in winter

Desperate? Here are our tips for surviving the summer until next ski season >

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!