The Life Of A Skier
Skiing is about more than simply making turns down a mountainside. It’s the feeling of freedom that comes from standing on a quiet mountain peak. The excitements of breaking new ground, of going further than you’ve gone before. Of taking on new challenges, and exceeding expectations while never forgetting how to enjoy a regular day of lapping slopes.
Here—where we witness real progression and sense true inspiration—is where we’ll find the life of a skier.
Heading to the train station early in the morning while the streets are still asleep. Sunken deep in the backseat of a car watching the landscape roll by. Whatever the scenes from our own journeys, travelling is an unmistakable part of a skier’s life.
Travelling… Some of us see it as necessity, others as an essential part of skiing’s ethos: exploring new areas, collecting new experiences, going beyond previous boundaries, seeing new things with fresh eyes. But travel also brings opportunity to treasure the spaces “between” destinations, to tune out for a while, to reflect and gather our thoughts for what lies ahead.
Skiing takes us places we might otherwise not think of visiting. Places we never knew existed. Removed from our everyday surroundings, we broaden our horizons, discovering more than just new mountains.
Around The Mountains
Life in the mountains is more than just time spent buckled into ski boots. It’s also about widening our horizons and finding inspiration. Preparing ourselves for what tomorrow might bring.
We use this time to recover. To prepare to go up another day, to do things we’ve put aside, or to simply put our energies into something else. Maybe we go running and connect with our surroundings. Or we rest, dig into that book we’ve been hoping to read, or stretch out with some yoga. Maybe we invite friends over for dinner, sharing stories from the past and inspiration for the future.
A good ski day doesn’t necessarily start on the lift, or when putting on ski boots in the morning. It can start much earlier—when our expectations build along with accelerating snowfall. A good ski day starts with restless anticipation, imagining what’s to come. When that familiar eager tingling tells us that all we want is to get back out into the mountains.
On The Mountain
For some of us, life in the mountains is like a drug that we crave. When away from it for too long, urges call us back. When we close our eyes, we imagine that feeling of a good day in the mountains.
When we cherish these smaller moments, the good times tend to get even better. Not just in the excited high-pitched cheering after the best run of the season, with hugs and high fives all around, but also in the silent understanding after a perfect day, when a quiet smile says it all, and no words are required.
These are the memories that leave us with an overall feeling of good times in the mountains. And that’s what keeps us coming back. What keeps us curious to find out what the next ski day will bring.