As skiers and snowboarders, we use the mountains to recharge. Jagged peaks are our proverbial power outlet and for most of us, the stay-at-home orders are keeping us from charging up. In order to bring the mountains to the masses, we recently compiled some of our favorite sources of inspiration so that you can stay stoked and healthy during this challenging period.
Whether it’s experimenting with unique dinner and a movie pairings, taking virtual tours of ski destinations via the Ski.com Dream Job, or simply sitting down and experiencing the mountains through the pages of a book, the following are a few ways to use the mountains to recharge your soul from the safety of your quarantine.
Watch More Soul-Inspiring Content
Don’t spend all your down time at home watching trashy television like Tiger King and Love is Blind. Instead, revisit some of your favorite ski and snowboard flicks and in the process, reignite the fire within. All of a sudden. your runs will be powered by dreams of powder to come. If you’re looking for the next big trip idea, check out all of this past year’s Dream Job Content or flashback with some of the best free ski movies the internet has to offer.
Do Good For Doctors
When you start calling yourself a skier or a rider, it’s about more than just sliding on snow. It means you have officially joined a community of people unlike any other – a community that celebrates the joys of being alive in the mountains, So it’s no surprise to see that we have banded together against the fight of COVID-19 via Goggles for Doctors. If you’re looking for a way to help, consider donating or becoming a drop-off location for other donors.
Pick Up A Book
Skicom has compiled a reading list that is chock full of mountain adventures. So put the Netflix down for a minute and let a book take you away to far off peaks and deep powder fields. Authors include Warren Miller, Porter Fox, Dolores LaChapelle, Peter Kray, and Robert Cocuzzo.
Go Virtual Pond Skimming
We are missing one of the best parts of the ski season but that won’t stop us from reliving glory days of old. And what’s more glorious than going huge at the annual pond skim?
Dinner And A Movie
If you’re going to kick it on the couch even longer, might we suggest pairing the appropriate movie with the appropriate dinner? This week we’ve got the original Buffalo Wing recipe that should perfectly compliment the comedic qualities of the Snowboard comedy classic, Out Cold. Bon appetite!
Ride Along With The Women Of The Jackson Hole Ski Patrol
It’s no secret that most ski patrols are a little lopsided when it comes to gender. With the exception of a token female or two, most patrol teams are overwhelmingly male. Not in the Tetons. The Jackson Hole Ski Patrol is a uniquely diverse team that includes some seriously talented ladies who are proof positive that women are just as capable as their male counterparts.
The Skier’s Edge is the ultimate in ski simulation fitness trainers and if there’s anyway to keep your ski legs intact during stay at home orders, it’s watching hours of Netflix while going edge to edge on this bad boy.
Don’t forget to plan out the comeback
A huge part of being cooped up inside is dreaming about what’s in store when the cloud of pandemic clears and we can travel again. This year, skiers and riders who buy their Epic Pass or Ikon Pass through Ski.com will be granted access to our exclusive concierge services. Upon purchase, customers will hear from a dedicated Mountain Travel Expert who can talk you through all the can’t-miss itinerary items at your dream destination. Because in the end, we will travel again and when you do, we’ll be ready to help you book the perfect ski vacation.