Tomorrow I’m leaving on an 8 day snowboarding trip. This time however, after some people dropped out for various reasons (weddings are a reason these days, go figure), we end up being just two. My best friend and me. It took us all of 10 seconds to decide whether we should still go or not.
How often does one get the chance to be 10 years younger again for just one week ? And how often do you get that chance having the experience and resources of someone 10 year older ?
I’ve been thinking about things I want to do that week. My current plan is that we should go up the mountain at the end of the day with sleeping bags and plastic, make an iglo, sleep in the iglo, and ride down first thing in the morning, before the lifts are open. And then go up the lifts again together with the first people, and have first slope – again.
I realize 80% of the readers have checked out by now. For those still here, please send in your tips, suggestions and comments. I don’t even know if what I want to do is legal, let alone safe, and Google isn’t helping me much. Anyone ever built an iglo at a ski resort to sleep in ?
Suggestions I’ve already had from friends:
- if you have to, do it in an area with trees (so the dozers don’t flatten you)
- if you die I’ll hate you forever
- I don’t want to read about you in the paper
- make holes in the iglo to not get snowed in and die of asphyxiation (actually that one’s from the net)
- seriously, don’t
I should actually call up my dad – he actually builds an iglo and sleeps in it at night in his garden here in Belgium any time there is enough snow. I have bad memories of being forced as a child to go out there in the snow with bad gloves rolling up blocks for his iglo.