8 Things Every Skier is Thankful For

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 26, 2014 1:47 pm

With the air getting cooler and the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, it’s that time of year again to give thanks for everything we’re grateful for. The 2014 – 2015 Ski Season is officially underway, so here are a few things us skiers are thankful for.

8. Night Skiing

Sometimes after a long day, nothing is better for clearing your head then visiting the mountains after dark. Also, as the temperature drops, so does the price.

Photo: Idaho Press-Tribune

Photo: Idaho Press-Tribune

7. Fresh Wax Job

It’s the simple things in life that matter, like beating your buddy down the mountain. A fresh wax job, preferably a hot one, can make all the difference.

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6. Snow in the Forecast

Hearing the weather man proclaim it’s going to dump at your local ski resort can turn a rather mild weekend into a party. Folks at Breckenridge pray to the Snow God Ullr every year, and it seems to work.

Photo: Wiki Commons

Photo: Wiki Commons

5. Turkey

It’s probably best to give thanks to something actually surrounding the holiday itself. The main dish at most thanksgiving dinners makes everything taste better, even vegetables. Plus, don’t forget leftovers.  Gobble Gobble.

Photo: Wiki Commons

Photo: Wiki Commons

4. Goggles that Don’t Fog Up

There’s nothing worse than squinting through a pair of misted up goggle lenses. Having a reliable pair of goggles is essential to fully enjoying a day on the slopes. Plus having a trusted set means no more “Anti Fog Spray.”

Photo: Shannon Quirk

Photo: Shannon Quirk

3. Thanksgiving Day Turns

Thanksgiving is a time spent with family, so why not bring the family up to the mountain? Select resorts usually have discounted tickets due to early season conditions, but a day on the slopes can make that awkward family gathering a little more enjoyable.

 Photo: Peter Morning - Mammoth

Photo: Peter Morning – Mammoth

2. The Rockies

Slicing down the middle of the U.S, the Rocky Mountains are home to the best ski resorts this country has to offer. In Utah and Colorado alone, resorts like Aspen Mountain, Beaver Creek, Copper, Deer Valley, Breckenridge, Vail, and Park City consistently boast the finest winter conditions all season long.  Here’s to fur country!

Photo: Deer Valley Resort

Photo: Deer Valley Resort

1. Pillow Powder and Fresh Lines

Not much explanation needed here. Staring down at untouched, fluffy white stuff is one of the best feelings on earth and we are very thankful.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo: The Ski Channel

Photo: The Ski Channel

Photo: Powderwhore.com

Photo: Powderwhore.com

Photo: Shannon Quirk

Photo: Shannon Quirk

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