23 Things Skiers Do That Ordinary People Won’t Understand

A wax job means something entirely different to you

1) You don’t get annoyed by traffic ‘chaos’ because of snow

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2) When you look at a hill, you can’t help but imagine all the lines and drops you could make…

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3) You spend your time imagining how sick handrails would be… if only there was some snow

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4) And mistaking clouds in cities for mountains…

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5) You refer to certain people by their first names, even though you’ve never met them. Despite the fact your non-skier mates have no idea who Candide is…

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6) You wear your beanie all year round… whatever the weather

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7) Although this has happened more than once…

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8) You know there’s a big difference between these…

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9) And these…

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10) You purposely choose not to use chair lifts

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11) Alaska isn’t just somewhere with bears, guns and Sarah Palin

12) This gets you excited…

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13) A wax job means something entirely different to you

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14) To you, a honeymoon looks like this…

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15) Not this…

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16) You have a degree-standard knowledge of snow science despite never having opened a book…

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17) The two photos you never delete from your phone aren’t your other half or your dog… they’re your proudest moments

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18) Everything is a surface for stickers

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19) This is your badge of honour

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20) This just feels wrong to you…

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21) You see these in a skip and think, with a bit of epoxy, they will last an entire season

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22) You can always spot another skier in a crowd…

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23) Because, you know, they get it too…

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