Top 5 Post-Run Skier Personalities
It’s the end of the day on the mountain. The lifts are closed, the bars are open, and the hot tubs and saunas are spilling over with masses of humanity swapping snow stories. You face a choice: social butterfly or quiet time for reflection? Pint of ale, or food, glorious food? Your after-run activities say a lot about your personality.
There are as many personalities as there are types of ski runs. Our SNOWCHASE ski trips include a wide variety of personalities with people who like to do very diverse things when they are done skiing for the day (any guesses? Leave them in the comments!). I find myself in multiple categories, except for the last one :), and sometimes switch from one to another, depending on the day.
Which personality are you and your ski mates?
The Zombie Eater (a.k.a. Sir Scarfs-a-lot)
This person goes straight to the kitchen or cooler when they get back to the condo/chalet/hotel room. I think I’m going to throw myself into this category. (Yea, I eat my gourmet pocket sandwich on the mountain; but burning all of those beautiful calories in the snow drives my appetite through the roof!). Picture it: I recall filling a bowl(s) of white cheddar popcorn, sitting in front of the fireplace with sunglasses on (hey, a lot of sun comes in those sliding glass doors in Park City), feet up on the coffee table, slouched back on the couch, staring out into empty space, eating handful after handful with no time to breathe, until it’s gone. MONOCLE found me this way once, backed away slowly, and never spoke of it since. The point is, I’m exhausted, chilled, and basking in the glory of a successful day of ski adventures and salty snacks.
The Fashionistas (a.k.a. the Society Set)
Après ski: yep, the term is heard often. It’s all about maximizing time out with your friends, finding new skier friends, and for some, donning the latest ski fashion and looking like they just walked out of Dior (or, really, Gorsuch).
The Après Ape
Après is well and good, but there are some peeps who take it a little too far. The Après Ape. He’s the person likes to hop around from one après hotspot to the next. He’s not sticking with the same bunch of bananas all night 🙂 Or she’s the one who’s been there since the bar opened! These people don’t have time to make a pit stop at the condo. Drop those skis off at the front door and pour this person a cold one (or a hot toddy)!
The Sleeping Beauty (a.k.a. Narcoleptic Nancy)
Do you get tired after a day of skiing? Sleeping Beauty does! This person comes back to the condo and goes straight to the couch or bed for a nap. I suggest not trying to wake them (they deserve the rest). They may take the time to remove all that sweaty gear, or maybe just plop down into sweet ski dream land. Sleeping Beauty may do a power nap or saw logs well into the evening, but either way, those tired muscles are getting the rest they need for the next amazing day in the snow.
What happens to your body when you ski all day? It’s simple, you sweat. Mr./Ms. Clean realizes that sweating can lead to some things that could be a turn off to their fellow après attendees, so they prefer to hit up the showers or freshen up before making first tracks at the local après spot. This also gives Mr./Mrs. Clean a little bit of time to decompress from the crazy skiing adventures of the day and relax for a bit before heading out for evening adventure part 2!
The Wonder Worker (a.k.a. the Girl Who Can’t Unplug)
This is the person who brought their laptop to the ski trip and used it for WORK. I regret that I have to add this person to the list, but I know first hand they’re out there. Yes, they’re dedicated, hard-working, but let’s cut to the ski chase: they’re cray. They took a day off from the mountain to WORK. Yes, I said it, the W word. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING????? Ok, I know, sometimes things need to get done. BUT COME ON, WE ARE ON OUR SKI VACATION! Really, I do love these people, and I’d love them even more if they’d prepare a plate of food for me that I can tear into as soon as I get done from my mountain workout. Sometimes you need a day off. We all do. THAT’S WHY WE WENT ON A SKI VACATION!!! I still love you, person who brought their laptop to the ski trip and used it for work. So maybe while you’re working, study the online mountain map and report to us all later, where we should explore tomorrow :). Really, I just missed you on the mountain 🙁