Anyone who’s spent any time on the hill knows that there are certain things that only skiers understand. From what you crave after a long day of skiing, to what it’s like to walk up and down stairs in a pair of ski boots – here are 10 things that if you and your friends are skiers, you’ll totally get.

The Chair Lift

That brief moment of panic when you’re not ready for the chair to come around and it hits you in the back of the knees, forcing you to sit down.

Where’d Your Hair Go?

The inexplicable way guys who ski regularly never seem to have any hair from about mid calf down from their ski boots.

The Caf

How infuriating and difficult it is to walk through a crowded cafeteria in the lodge with a tray full of food trying to find a place to sit and see one person with all their gear splayed out across a 6 person table.



Hat Hair

Taking off your hat midday or after a long day of skiing and looking at least somewhat like Gary Busey.

But How Good Are They Really…

The basic understanding that the more someone boasts about their skiing abilities, the worse they probably are.

What to Wear?

The unending quest to find the perfect amount and combination of layers, ever changing with new trends and styles. Base layer and hoodie? Half zip and insulator with shell? Fleece with wicking tee? WHAT DO I WEAR TODAY?!?

Terrible Twos

Walking down stairs in ski boots, making you feel like a toddler learning to walk all over again.

Again, The Chair Lift

Interacting with people on the chairlift is basically like seeing your distant great aunt. Sometimes it’s awkward, sometime it’s okay, sometimes it’s great, but it is definitely not optional.


The pure excitement of meeting another dedicated skier in any social situation. Immediate best friends for life.