19 Signs That Mean Something Completely Different to Ski Bums

Do you know what these signs actually mean?

Ollie Dutton ignoring all the signs... Photo: Dan Medhurst

Ollie Dutton ignoring all the signs… Photo: Dan Medhurst

To most people, signs are universal. You know like the stop sign or the mens and ladies toilet symbols. But ski bums and seasonaires are not most people. Not only do they know the hill like the back of their hand, but this gives them a different perspective.

Here are a few common resort signs and what they actually mean to the people who live there…

1. What most people see:

ski area boundary

What ski bums see: “This is where the fun starts”

2. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “There’s powder down there that no-one will have touched for days.”


3. What most people see:

cloud copy

What ski bums see: “Epic weather. That’ll be falling as snow up top…”

4. What most people see:


5. What ski bums see: “Waste of time.”


What most people see:


What ski bums see: “Waste of time… unless there are any side hits?”

6. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “That’s more like it…”

7. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “Waste of time. It’ll be mogulled to fuck and full of punters trying to prove themselves.”

8. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “Ha ha”


9. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “Ha ha ha”


10. What most people see:


“What ski bums see: “Free parking.”

11. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “A challenge”


12. What most people see:

Happy Hour

What ski bums see: “Do not disturb… for the next two hours.”

13. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “Slave labour needed.”

14. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “A week’s wages”


15. What most people see:

park sign

What ski bums see: “Good times ahead”

16. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “Ollie contest!”


17. What most people see:

ski school line

What ski bums see: “Queue here… as long as no-one’s looking”


18. What most people see:


What ski bums see: “Amateurs operating in this area”

19. What most people see:

no paedos

What ski bums see: “Errr… WTF?!?”


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