19 Reasons Why A Ski Resort Is The Best Place On Earth

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1. Driving up and seeing the massive hill for the first time.

And then it hits you that you get to spend your entire day at this beautiful masterpiece.

2. Getting your precious lift ticket to add to the collection.

3. Enjoying the relaxing ride as the chairlift effortlessly takes you up the hill.

4. Seeing the view from the very top of the hill, which is just unreal.

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5. When it’s time to make a split-second decision that you’ll immediately regret.

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6. The feeling of that first push down the hill.

So it begins…

7. The rush of gaining speed and remembering how amazing this is.

8. When you attempt an awesome trick over and over again…

…until you finally get it right.

9. Passing the bunny hill and realizing that the next generation of skiers will be awesome.

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10. That moment you see a snow mound and attempt to catch some air…

…and nail it.

11. Exploring the “secret” trails on the side of the hill.

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You know you shouldn’t really be on them, but whatever, you like to live dangerously.

12. Taking warm-up breaks next to the massive fire pit in the ski lodge.

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13. While drinking the fuel of champions…

 

14. Taking in the unbelievable sight of the sun setting behind the mountain.

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15. Seeing the hills slowly light up one by one in preparation for night skiing!

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It’s a whole new world in the dark.

16. And after spending the day blazing though the awesome powder snow…

17. You experience the BEST FEELING EVER of taking off your ski boots.

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18. And can enjoy some winter hot tub time with your favorite ski buddies.

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19. But the best part of all? Getting to do it ALL over again the next day.

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