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17 Thoughts All Casual Skiiers Know To Be True

Winter means time to shred. You know, once or twice probably. Maybe.

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It's winter and there is only one activity that makes the freezing temps worth it.

You totally rocked ski bus in high school. It's just like riding a bike!

A really weird bike where you strap a long stick on each leg and voluntarily push yourself off the edge of an icy mountain.
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A really weird bike where you strap a long stick on each leg and voluntarily push yourself off the edge of an icy mountain.

First comes planning the trip...

Find a mountain that isn't five hours away...then figure out a way to actually get there.
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Find a mountain that isn't five hours away...then figure out a way to actually get there.

Don't forgot to layer, layer, layer!

Long Johns, leggings, moisture-wicking pants, thermal undershirt, long sleeve base, knit sweater, three pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves, hat, scarf, face wrap, jacket, snow pants...
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Long Johns, leggings, moisture-wicking pants, thermal undershirt, long sleeve base, knit sweater, three pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves, hat, scarf, face wrap, jacket, snow pants...

Rent the equipment. Buy the lift ticket. Book transportation. Pick up the goggles you forgot you no longer own.

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Start to wonder if, for the cost of this day trip, you could have just run away to Miami for a long, WARM weekend.

Finally! Time to slip into the skis and hit the slopes.

Wait, is there a right and a left ski? Which one is which? And who has a wrench handy to secure the boot buckle without losing a finger?
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Wait, is there a right and a left ski? Which one is which? And who has a wrench handy to secure the boot buckle without losing a finger?

Make your way to the chairlift.

Curse yourself for choosing to put everything on 500 feet away.
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Curse yourself for choosing to put everything on 500 feet away.

Load in!

Don't forget to hold out your arms like a maniac waiting for the chair of death to swing around and launch you up the side of a mountain.
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Don't forget to hold out your arms like a maniac waiting for the chair of death to swing around and launch you up the side of a mountain.

What a beautiful ride. Oh look, you're almost at the top! Ski tips up!

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Chair moving. So much many feet to fall. Skiiers everywhere. Legs frozen. Halp.

Now comes the fun part! Time to go down!

Uh, oops, your run isn't a green circle, or even a blue square, but a DOUBLE black diamond, all because that ASSHOLE skiied in your path getting off the chairlift.
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Uh, oops, your run isn't a green circle, or even a blue square, but a DOUBLE black diamond, all because that ASSHOLE skiied in your path getting off the chairlift.

This can't be so bad. Even little kids are doing it.

With no poles! Who skis with no poles? How do they balance? What do they stick behind their arms when they pretend to look badass?
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With no poles! Who skis with no poles? How do they balance? What do they stick behind their arms when they pretend to look badass?

Moguls might be fun.

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So would a ride back down on the chairlift.

Finally a free patch with no people. Time to strut your stuff.

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ICE. FUCK.

When in doubt...PIZZA.

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No, not that kind. *Sigh*

Somehow, you make it through the day in one piece.

Until the next day...

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Sore. Everywhere.

But who cares! You did it! You're practically an athlete.

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See you out there in another 3-5 years!

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