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Which spring skier are you?
Which spring skier are you?
Posted by Simon Tjernström
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Spring season causes a biological reaction in every person alive in dark Sweden. Most apparent of course on a ski resort. Thats why we put together a lexicon over spring characters. If you can't find yours I'm sorry to tell you your self image is not alined with persona. It's there, we promise.
Please note: With the term dude can of course refer to both sexes. Hell, even the third if such exists.
1. The Hucker
You have waited a long time for this moment. The snow is softer and it’s time to send it. Liquid confidence from the nights before is oozing in your system and the cliffs you thought was scary looking a couple month ago looks easy in the spring sun. And if you break a few ribs, uou still have the summer to heal.
2. The Apre Skier
You have waited a long time for this moment. It’s warmer out and nothing can stop you from chugging a few while the sun is dancing in your face. Let's face it. The only reason you step out every day is because a beer on the hill is twice as good as the second best beer you ever had. On the terrace a few beers in you plan yesterdays mission to SEND IT out off whatever cliff. But tomorrow you'll be at the same place chugging away again.
3. The Spring Depressed Dude
You have waited a long time for this moment, yet the season change have made you apathetic and down. You wake up early by the hammering sun, yet you stay in bed with one question bouncing around in your head - Why? You get stressed you're not capitalizing the beeming sun and soft conditions. Social media is propaganda like with people out enjoying yourself. But it seems as someone put a blanket over your life.
4. The Tourer
Photo: David Kantermo
You have waited a long time for this moment. The sun is out longer and it’s time to hit those runs you’ve been thinking about all year. You travel swift and light since you don't have to wear 94 puffys to stay warm. You stay out from 6 AM to 7 PM, and when you return home, it's just to change undies for the next mission.
5. The Party Dude
You have waited a long time for this moment. The hormones are flying free in the ski resort you live and it’s time to send it. Every day some company is offering free booze and it’s time to capitalize. The girl/guy you've been checking out since December is moving away in a matter of weeks. Your fridge looks like it would belong to Keith Richards and you haven't washed your undies for a month. But tonight you turn them inside out and head out into the night jungle for another round.
6. The Stressed Dude
You have waited a long time for this moment. But even though there are a bunch of skiing left you can’t help to feel stressed about the fact that the snow soon will be gone and you have to find yourself something else to do. Like getting a job. You lay awake at night thinking about what to ride in the morning. The sound of melting snow is keeping you up, counting the remaining open days at the resort. Your friends want to sleep in and dont care that there are only a week left with open lifts. This get's you even more stressed.
7. The Tanner
You have waited a long time for this moment. Suns out, guns out is your motto and even though it's sub zero degrees in the morning you have your coffee bare chested on your balcony. Summer season is upon you and you don't want to be late to the party. So on with more Latchen and let 'er fry.