Ten reasons to visit the snow
THINKING about booking a snow holiday, and the magical allure of white fluffy snowflakes alone hasn’t been enough to make you do it? Here are ten reasons why you simply can’t wait another winter without going to the snow.
1. IT’S FUN
Even if you’re still learning how to ski or snowboard and falling over a lot, you’ll be laughing and having fun with other people doing the exact same thing. Once you experience the exhilaration of zipping down a snowy mountain, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t tried this whole snowsports thing a whole lot sooner.
2. YOU’LL LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Not only will you be able to tell all your friends about the cute snowsports instructor you spent the weekend with, you’ll have a new skill to add to your repertoire; to talk about with friends and dream about as winter approaches each year. Better yet – you’ll be able to make educated comments from your couch about the Winter Olympics.
3. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO RECONNECT WITH LOVED ONES
With the quaint atmosphere of a ski village surrounding you, beautiful scenery to wake up to and the thrill of trying something new to look forward to, it’s the perfect opportunity to rekindle and reconnect. Plus – the whole family can do it so put the kids in ski school and revel in the joy on their rosy-cheeked faces.
4. YOU’LL MAKE NEW FRIENDS
There’s no better place to strike up a friendly conversation with a stranger than on the chairlift. Nowhere else is it ok to yell ‘Single’ at the top of your voice and look around to see who answers in the affirmative. You could make a lifelong friend who you’ll meet in fabulous locations around the world for snow holidays. Aspen, anyone?
5. THE SCENERY AND MOUNTAIN AIR
Busy, noise-polluted traffic-everywhere, city? Or serene, white-capped mountains, with cool, minty-fresh air filling your lungs? The choice is yours. Breathe and take it all in.
6. THE COFFEE/HOT CHOCOLATE/WINE BREAKS
What if the fast-paced, adrenaline junkie snowsports lifestyle is just not your thing? That’s ok. Watch your friends, family and fearless children hurl themselves down a mountain while you take lots and lots of rest stops for coffee and hot chocolate. Call it a day after lunch and settle in with a glass of wine and a good book.
7. APRÈS SKI
One word. Schnapps.
8. HOT TUBS AND OPEN FIRES
Being in the snow is romantic. Soak your ski-boot feet and soothe your weary muscles in a hot jacuzzi, then cuddle up in front of an open fire with a glass of mulled wine. Perfect.
9. SNOW FASHION
Where else can you get away with wearing faux fur and your favourite daggy Christmas jumper that only comes out from the bottom of the drawer for fancy-dress parties? Not to mention moon boots, beanies, mittens and thermal underwear!
10. BRAGGING RIGHTS
If your work colleagues haven’t already seen all of your Insta-worthy posts by the time you get in to work, is there a better response to that Monday morning office kitchen question: “What did you do this weekend?” than: “I spent a few days in the mountains, frolicking in the snow, breathing in the fresh air, doing a bit of skiing, relaxing in a hot tub and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows. You?”
PICTURESQUE: Skiing among the tress on a fresh snow day at Falls Creek.
RELAX: A snow holiday is not all about the snow, there is ample time for relaxing.
SNOWY: A perfect winter setting with a snow laden Mt Buller resort.
FUN: A fresh snowfall brings out a level of excitement for everyone.