It’s ski season. It’s that time of year when people start getting pumped up for the holiday that’s packed with crack-of-dawn starts, awfully uncomfortable footwear, limited amounts of relaxation and high risk of injury.
And yet, we love it. Maybe it’s the overpriced mulled wine on the mountains, or living in the same outfit for a week — I don’t know. Either way, fasten your seatbelts to your ears, because we’re about to take a trip down memory lane/ski-slope (or preparation, if you’re a newbie) and visit 15 of the things you’ll hear on a ski holiday.
1. “Right everyone, we need to be up for the first lift.”
Let’s get one thing straight: this is not a holiday for relaxing. If the first lift opens at 8:45, then this means you need to be up and ready by 1am. Everyone sets an alarm. Everyone sets 5 alarms, actually. The designated leader of the group (let’s call her Martha) will set their alarm 5 mins before everyone else’s alarm, so that everyone definitely knows Martha’s in charge and running this snow show (shnow?). You’ll want to get a good night’s sleep, skiing’s exhausting, but make sure it’s accompanied by enough anxiety and tension about the possibilities of (god forbid) missing the first ski lift. Otherwise you’ll be in trouble with Martha.
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