The ski season starts soon and I have been waiting to long. The last month I have been watching ski videos of people shredding up fresh powder and making me jealous. I have been waiting to go skiing again since the end of last season. Videos like The Art of Flight and this GoPro video would make anyone want to ski/board. This Thanksgiving will be the start of my ski season.
Photos like that get me pumped up. This season I am looking forward to some things I have never tried. I would like to Cross Country Ski (good cross training for Cross Country running). I am also hiking a 14er and skiing down! A 14er for those who do not know is a mountain that is taller than 14,000 feet. I have hiked the mountain in the summer but never would I have thought winter!
The new season brings new gear. I am a highschool student so it seems like I am growing an inch every year. Trying on new boots is always a pain. Having your foot crunched in a boot, no matter how comfortable, hurts after a full day. Although it sucks while skiing, taking the boot off is the best feeling in the world. I have been skiing for 12 years (I am 14) and everyday when I walk to the locker room I think about taking those boots off.
Skiing also brings inevitable injury. Since I am a kid and us kids do dumb things, there is usually an injury somewhere in the season. Nothing that will keep you out for a day but maybe a signal to tone it down. Us kids get injured by either getting big air and falling while trying to do a trick, seeing who can ski the bumps straight down or sledding on your skis. Sledding on your skis involves taking off your skis and sitting on them while going down a run screaming for dear life.
I am definitely looking forward to hitting the slopes. Tell me your stories, what kind of snow you like and where you ski in the comments!