Working in the mountains is great: that cool fresh air, Christmassy happy vibes and gorgeous blue birds days that make it incomparable to anything else. However, what no one warns you about are the über cold, soaking wet, drizzly days where you want nothing more to curl up with a pizza and a Bailey’s hot chocolate and shout ‘f*ck you, Whistler!”. Luckily those days are few…
One thing I never expected was the vast and obvious differences between the mountain atmosphere and culture in French/European & Canadian/North American resorts. (They all speak French so must be similar, right?) Perhaps I was being a little naive but I had literally assumed that the experience would be pretty similar to my usual ski trips (in Europe) but with a little 9-5 in between. I…
This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it includes all of the places I liked to frequent after a wicked day of riding! Whether it’s for food, drink or the general atmosphere, all of these places have something unique, and I reckon they are all well worth a visit for your Whistler Après, whether you’ve got the whole season or just a couple…
You’ve sorted out what to include and what to ditch, but you still need to fit it all in there somehow. Here are my top tips for making the most of that superlight suitcase. Keep rollin’ rollin’ Don’t fold your clothes! You can fit WAY more in by rolling and it looks nice and neat, and keeps everything crease free. Roll it like your pilates…
Most of the guides I’ve seen tell you all the standard stuff to pack for your season like clothes, toiletries, hats, condoms etc. Now I’m going to tell you about all the things you may not have realised are totally worth throwing in your case. Hipflask This came in so handy. It’s great for pre drinks, you’ll never have to worry about ‘losing’ your litre…
So you’ve spent months working 3 jobs, doing a shitload of overtime and getting your visa sorted, and it’s finally time to move onto the final mountain to climb – that suitcase. (more…)
I'm a 25 year old gal based in London and figuring out my next move. I'm a makeup-collecting, plant-loving, book-reading, luxe-lusting kinda gal, enjoying my little space on the internet. The rent is much cheaper here!
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