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17 Signs It's Your First Day On The Slopes

Learning curve alert! If you're a newbie, you're in for a long day. But if you hydrate with ZICO, the Official Coconut Water of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, at least you'll be doing one thing like a pro.

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1. Although you might be in over your head, you have those exciting first-day jitters.


You'll never know if you don't try!

2. You ignore the resort map because WHATEVER.


It's all just one big hill, right?

3. You need an employee to help you lock your boots in.


No big!

4. You make the group take an obligatory ski lift photo.


5. And everything's fine and dandy until you reach the summit.

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6. Almost immediately you're down for the count.


7. Everyone leaves you in the dust because, well, they know what they're doing and you're screwed.

8. You try to go at your own pace.

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9. But then realize that it's not worth bothering.

10. You can't tell the difference between a jump and a small hill.

11. Your legs feel like jelly, and it gets harder and harder to stand up.

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12. So you learn just to stay down.

A long while.
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A long while.

13. You realize you don't know how to pee in the gear.

14. You start missing your friends from the lodge.

15. You come very close to doing this:

16. But every newbie finds a second wind.

17. By the end of the day, you're such a pro that you don't even need both skis.

(Because you probably lost one.)

Go from novice to natural with ZICO, the Official Coconut Water of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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