/ 06 March 2016 / Leave a comment
WINTER OUTFIT: DO YOU DO WINTER SPORTS?
This weekend has been been significant in my country's history for two reasons. General election on Saturday (with ambivalent results) and a Women's Ski World Cup race in Jasná, my local ski resort. My family and I have gone to watch, only to arrive and find out the race had been cancelled due to strong wind. A little disappointing, especially seeing how much planning and effort went into the event, but understandable.
You don't know this about me, but I grew up around winter sports. The first time I stood on skis was when I was 3 years old. I spent winter weekends on the hill, skiing with a local ski club. I wasn't very good, mind you and I wasn't the most enthusiastic skier, so at the age of 10 I decided to swap skiing for snowboarding. I fell in love with it instantly - and I was actually good at it! I think my parents were very surprised to see me get up early on the weekends and hit the slopes of my own will.
Between ages 10-18, I spent a lot of time on the slopes, not on a competitive level, but it felt great to find a sport I enjoyed. Nowadays I don't get to do it very often, living in England for 4 years, the conditions for snowboarding were nonexistent (don't even try mentioning dry slopes). Even back home, my local ski resort got bought up by a huge financial group and unless you get a season pass, the tickets are so so overpriced. So these days, I go crosscountry skiing or alpine skiing instead. It's the best alternative to snowboarding I know of...
In the photos I'm wearing my beautiful new winter jacket and the rest of my snowboarding get up (minus the helmet and the goggles). If you ever run into me on the slopes somewhere, you'll know it's me! Do you do any winter sports? Or any other sports you take great pleasure in? I'd love to know what your favourites are!