I’ve done a lot of seasons at ski resorts, and every single was one of them was a great experience. Here are some reasons you should do a season!
1: Your riding skill will skyrocket
The biggest part of improving your skill is time. You can watch all the online training videos you want, but if you don’t get out there and put it to use, you won’t improve.
The average rider spends a few days on the slopes each winter. It’s hard to improve with that little time on the hill. Imagine how much improvement you’ll see if you do a full 6-7 month season at a ski resort!
2: You might not be able to do this when you’re older
Doing a season means you need to have the flexibility to move to a ski resort for 6 months. As you get older, life, careers and responsibilities such as children may become your priority. It’s not so easy to just ‘up and move’ to a ski resort when you have a family to take care of.
3: It’s a rite of passage
If you really love skiing/snowboarding, it’s a rite of passage that you should do at least once! You haven’t really lived the snow life until you’ve done a full season and experienced what it’s like to live in a resort town.
‘Doing a season’ should be on every snow addicts to-do list.
4: You don’t have to guess the weather
When you’re going for a short ski trip, you need to try to predict when and where the snow will be best. There’s no need for that when you’re doing a season!
If it doesn’t snow when you’re doing a season, it’s okay. There’s always tomorrow and the day after and the rest of the season!
5: Meet people who love snow just as much as you do
It’s hard for us snow addicts to describe why we love the snow so much and most other people won’t really ‘get it’. At a ski resort, you’ll find tons and tons of people who ‘get it’.
There’s nothing quite like getting excited over some snow related topic and being surrounded by tons of other people who are just as excited as you are!
6: Get away from everything
Have you ever wanted to just disconnect from all the things that stress you out and just get away from it all? It’s a very common feeling and it’s actually why a lot of people end up moving to snow towns.
There’s nothing quite like that peaceful feeling of having no real worries while being surrounded by fresh snow and wide open slopes every day.
7: Expand your culture and meet people from all over the world
Ski resorts tend to attract people from all over the world. In all my seasons at ski resorts, I’ve made great friends from Finland, Russia, Germany, Austria, Japan and the list goes on.
It’s a real mix of cultures and people and you won’t find that in many other places.
8: Life skills and crazy experiences
Sharing a house with 12 people, festivals, events, lots and lots of shenanigans. I’ve lost count of the amount of hilarious and weird things that have happened to me while living at a ski resort.
Every season is a little different and you’ll find yourself in A LOT of strange, random and fun experiences along the way.
9: Really explore and experience the mountain
Spending 6 months at a snow resort means you get to experience a huge range of snow conditions and terrain. 30 cm powder days, icy days with no snow, insanely cold days, warm slushy snow, cliff drops, chutes, jumps, rails, backcountry.
You don’t get to really explore and experience the mountain when visiting for a short trip.
10: It’s A LOT of fun
If nothing else, you should do it because it’s one of the most fun things you can do. Six months of snow, good friends and few responsibilities lead to epic amounts of fun!
Do a season, you know you want to