One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now
Every skier has a list of things they want to experience and try before they ‘kick the bucket’, so what’s on your bucket list? Here is a list for those in need of some wild inspiration.
Make a Ski Video
We all get psyched watching professional skiers on video performing incredible stunts and moves and wonder how exciting it’ll be to make a mind blowing video of your own. Why not, make a cool video of yourself skiing on the slopes. There are tons of ski video inspirations and cool ski tech available to shoot your video yourself. This is definitely one to add to the list!!
Try an Avalanche Class
Being aware of what to do in case of an avalanche enables skiers to explore more thrilling landscapes in winter. These classes, both theoretical as well as practical, prepares skiers on slope safety, slope angles, terrains, weather conditions, wind, types of snow, snow stability and backcountry rescue. Skiers can also choose from a range of emergency avalanche airbags which guarantees their safety at all times. Certainly ticks the ‘to do’ list.
Ski an Iconic Run
Take on the challenge of skiing down a famous run where world champions have treaded before. There are many iconic runs across ski areas around the world so why not try one. All you have to do is make sure you are physically in great shape, snow conditions are good and a friend tags along, just in case of any assistance. This is surely one to include in the bucket list.
Instead of sliding down on two different planks on your feet, why not try something completely different and give snowboarding a go. Swapping between snow equipment’s can prove to be quite challenging as the techniques and styles between these two sports are unique and different. So why not challenge yourself and learn something new. The best way to start is to check out the different types of snowboards and pick one that suits you. So go on, what are you waiting for!!
Go Night Skiing
Night skiing is quite a new and thrilling experience as it takes away the daylight environment that skiers are used to. A calm and clear night is the best time to do this under the flood lights that runs along the trails. The trails also tend to be less icy compared to daytime when it’s icier due to melting and refreezing. It all started when Webb Moffet, who owned a ski area near Seattle, bought huge flood lights to aim at the hill for his employees to have fun after customers went home. Why not give the thrills and chills of night skiing a go.
Go on the Highest Zipline in the World
As a skier, the one thing you must try is to glide down the highest zipline in the world, located at 3230m in Val Thorens, The 3 Valleys, France, which can only be accessed on skis or snowboard. Experience what it’s like to be a bird and take in all the sights and sounds as the descent takes only 1 minute 45 seconds. A ‘must do’ addition to the bucket list.