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22 Things You Only Know If You’ve Dated A Snowboarder

The mountains will always come first. Sorry.

1) Snowboarding isn’t just a sport to them, it’s a lifelong obsession…

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2) They will work their asses off all summer, so they can ride powder all winter….

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3) They will spend at least 50 per cent of their monthly pay cheque on snowboarding gear

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4) And getting a wax will mean something entirely different to them…

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5) A snowboarder’s idea of a good date involves hiking up and riding down a super steep couloir (followed by beers in the sunshine)

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6) Whenever they aren’t out snowboarding, they will be watching snowboarding videos online…

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7) Or playing FIFA….

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8) Or editing their latest GoPro footage

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9) You won’t know what their actual hair looks like because they are always wearing a beanie

10) And this is their idea of a romantic birthday present

11) They will have some pretty epic scars from various snowboard-related injuries…

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12) And you’ll probably have to pick them up from hospital at some point

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13) They won’t want to go on any holidays that don’t involve snow

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14) And they struggle to pack light…

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15) Powder day? You won’t see them ’til after dark

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16) They can drink you and all your mates under the table

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17) And they are on first-name terms with every barman in town

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18) Every surface in their flat will be covered in snowboards, snowboard pants, snowboard socks, snowboard posters….

19) There will always be beard hairs in the sink

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20) Or sodden kit hanging up everywhere

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21) But dating a snowboarder has definite perks, like getting to live in places like this for half of the year…

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22) And winters will always be epic if you stick by their side

Photo: Mark McMorris

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