Someone sent me this question over Facebook (I think it was originally asked by another snow blogger):
If you were given $1 million dollars to spend on snowboarding, how would you spend it?
That’s easy. This may be a little weird, but I’ve had this planned out for a long time now.
It wasn’t specifically for $1 million dollars, but I actually already have an excel spreadsheet that details exactly how much I need to earn to be able to retire comfortably and snowboard all day, every day.
I know, I’m weird like that, but I figure you have to have goals in life right?
How I’d spend $1 million dollars on snowboarding:
My rather boring list goes like so:
- $400k on a small apartment in Whistler Village
- $20k to pimp out my new apartment
- $50k on a decent snowboard vehicle
- Everything else into savings and investments to get enough to retire at 30 and snowboard all day every day
Boring right? I know, I’m probably not looking at the question right. I know you’re probably asking me to spend all $1 million on some crazy snowboard plans, but I just don’t think that way.
If I really HAD to spend all that money, I suppose I could spend the other half million on an obscene amount of heli trips and a round the world ticket to ski every resort.
Trust me, snowboarding all over the world is on my to-do list too, but I have higher things on my dream snowboard life ahead of a round the world snowboard trip.
Why my snowboard dream list is so boring:
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t get wide eyed to spend $1 million dollars on one crazy snowboard season.
My list for the perfect snowboard life looks like this:
- My own room and a warm bed in a home that’s walking distance to the ski lifts
- Money for lift passes, travel and equipment
- Money to eat out at my favourite burger joint in Whistler Village
- A car to take occasional road trips to other ski resorts
- Free time to snowboard as much as I want
That’s it. If I have everything in the above list, my life is complete as far as snowboarding goes.
You’ll notice there’s no expensive trips or heli-skiing on my list. I’m not against any of that, heck, give me a free heli-trip any day, but for me the perfect day on the slopes is simple.
I wake up. I go snowboarding. I work on a new trick/technique. I eat some nice food after snowboarding. I relax at home and maybe go to the gym. Rinse and repeat.
To me, the perfect snowboard life isn’t fancy trips or drinking champagne on the alps of France. It’s just being able to enjoy lots of snowboarding and the simple things in life.
Snowboard lots, eat my favourite foods, hang out with friends, play some video games, relax in a hot tub with Jessica Alba.
ps – If my girlfriend is reading this, please substitute Jessica Alba with your name <3