Winter brings the perfect atmosphere for ADVENTURE. How? You never know if your car is going to make it from Point A to Point B! Just teasing.
The kinds of adventures we want to have must be FUN, EXCITING, and bring us to new levels of EXPLORATION. Sliding down icy roads inside heavy metallic machines doesn’t always give off the RIGHT kind of excitement. But another form of sliding down ice does: SKIING!
There are plenty of opportunities to embark on new adventures during the winter. Last month we discussed how fatbike cycling is one of those options. This month, we’ll slide into skiing. Below are three ways SKIING can help you LOVE WINTER:
1. Bundle up like a Kid
Remember playing in snow as a kid? Why is it that when we become adults we forget the joy and wonder of winter play? Maybe it’s as simple as forgetting to bundle up like a kid. Grab a pair of thermal wear, comfortable sweat pants, snow pants, and layers of shirts and sweatshirts. Top it all off with a resilient ski jacket, winter cap, ski goggles (depending on sun), and even a balaclava for good measure. As a final touch, purchase a package of hand and toe warmers to stuff into your gloves and boots. Being warm and comfortable will amp you up for adventure on the snow and ice.
2. Learn from Other Skiers
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced skier, there’s always something to learn from others. Take a ski lesson, or have a more experienced friend walk you through everything from the basics of sidestepping up a hill, to an appropriate downslope stance, to slowing down using the “pizza” method, to learning how to control traveling down a slope. Everyone is at a different skill level. Skiing and talking with others will help you advance, and it’s always fun learning something new.
3. Embrace the Surroundings
Now that you’re bundled, warm, and learned a few new things, it’s time to simply embrace the beauty of the slopes. There’s something majestic and awe-inspiring about mountains and hills that lifts our eyes to the sky. The best part about skiing is that it doesn’t stop at SIGHTSEEING; you get to INTERACT with the beautiful landscape! Take a ride up the Lift and watch skiers and evergreens drop below your boots. Watch snow cannons blast cloudlike mists throughout the air. Breathe in the fresh, chilled air right before you take off down the mountainside. Listen to the laughs and screams of other skiers sliding down beside you. The mountains make a perfect setting for a winter adventure.
“I Love Skiing! But What’s Next?”
Ski Storage Rack
What’s next after learning to love winter and all the adventure it brings? You may notice that developing a love for skiing causes you to have quite a storage problem. That’s where our ski storage rack comes in. You don’t have to stuff your skis and poles in the closet or shove them off in another room. Our ski storage rack beautifully displays 2 pairs of skis and poles on a birch and ash wood wall mount that’s built to hold alpine, cross country, or even racing ski equipment.