The 10 Commandments of the Ski Season

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Skiing isn’t all about pints and pistes, there are a few deadly sins to avoid.

With so many annoying people on the slopes and petty crimes committed, it’s time to set out some ground rules. We’re not a stickler for law and order, but enough is enough.

These are the 10 commandments of the ski season. After all, someone’s got to keep the slopes in check – shame it had to be us!

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour’s Skis, nor His Agility

Jealousy isn’t a good look on anyone, even a handsome skier.

Who cares if someone next to you on the slopes has all the latest ski gear, or is a master on the rails? They might not be able to sink a pint like you. Put it to the test at après.

Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Skiing

Forget about your love for anything else. Even your wife.

Nothing can compare! What other sport requires you to take on a mountain with a hangover? Staring down a black run while under the influence is no mean feat.

Skiing is your lord and master. No other sports are allowed! Especially golf.

Remember the Ski Season and Keep It Holy

Skiing is your top priority! Who cares about the other holidays you might miss? Your best friend shouldn’t be having his stag do during ski season.

Missing the season is a crime punishable by stoning, or something just as awful, like ill-fitting snow boots. Luckily, there’s plenty of resorts open late into the season to help you avoid this fate.

Magaluf can wait until next year. Or never, preferably.

Honour Thy Bartender

Honour thy bartender, and thou shall be rewarded with a hangover.

The best skiers plan their holiday around the booze, après is sacred.

Your veins should run with black with Jäger by the end of happy hour.

Thou Shalt Not Lose Your Lift Pass

The lift queue is home to countless skiing crimes. None worse than the skier who holds up the lift queue trying to find their pass. Well, that and people who run over your skis as you patiently wait in line.

Nobody likes the lift queues, so show some respect for thy fellow man and woman.



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Thou Shalt Not Be Afraid to Ski Alone

Got no mates? There’s a simple solution. Ski alone.

There’s a lot to be said for solo skiing. Most importantly, you won’t have anyone holding you back.

Or, you might be a newbie on the slopes. Letting your friends go on without you is the kind thing to do.

Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of Skiing in Vain

If you fall over and embarrass yourself, or if your boots are uncomfortable, suffer in silence. A poor workman blames his tools, learn to harden up.

You’re a molehill compared to a mountain – literally. So, show some respect.

Thou Shalt Not Cut Others Up

Nobody wants you skiing directly across their path.

We’ve never worked out the reason for doing this. Is it poor skiing ability? Someone showing off? A pulling technique? It’s a mystery. All we do know is that it’s annoying and should be banned.

So, do everyone a favour and stay in your lane.

Carry Thy Skis Properly

There’s no worse eyesore than a skier who keeps dropping their skis. They have bindings for a reason, so kindly use them.

Over the shoulder is our preferred method, as bundling your skis up in your arms is never a good look. Have some decorum.

Thou Shalt Not Exaggerate Thy Skiing Ability

No one wants to find out they’re not as good on the slopes as they thought they were, but there’s still no need to lie about it.

There’s nothing worse than a mediocre skier who won’t face facts.

Lying isn’t a good look. It certainly won’t help in your mission to bring someone back with you from the bar.

No one likes a show off. Especially a show off who isn’t actually any good.

So, now you know the ten commandments of the ski season, you just need to get to the slopes. Luckily, we can help you with that. We’re experts in finding you the best ski transfer deals around. Simply enter your details and we’ll do the rest! Find your low-cost transfer here.


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