Lookin’ Dope on the Slopes

The best part about winter is being able to hit the slopes. Am I right, or am I right?

I’ve been skiing since about 10th grade (Aka: sophomore year). I joined my high school ski club after my seasoned professional skiing friends talked me into it (I had only skied once before and It wasn’t the best first experience). Luckily, my friends were patient with me and taught me how to ski properly, no bunny hill for me. It was terrifying at first being at the top of the mountain with zero idea of what to do next, but I picked it up quicker than I thought I would.

 I try to get out and ski a few times every winter. My ski club always went to Holiday Valley over in Ellicotville, NY- I’m still loyal to those hills. It’s only about an hour and a half drive for me to get there. (There are a handful of other great ski resorts in western NY such as Kissing Bridge and Bristol Mountain).

University reading week at Blue Mountain (I’m standing)

Being a fashion lover, I always believe that if you look the part, you’ll look like you know what you’re doing, even if you don’t have a clue. You can imagine my excitement when it came time to buy a cool new snowsuit to debut on the slopes. I ended up buying a jacket + snow pants matching suit at a local board store. I’m still rocking the same suit today since I bought a size up so it would last longer.

My favorite brands for snow wear have to be: Burton, Oakley, Powder Room, and the North Face.

I always thought that all of your gear had to match, but that isn’t the case according to my boarding friends. They boys say that matching doesn’t matter, it’s all about the swagger and attitude when it comes to dressing for tearing up the hills. Boys like vibrant colours and patterns and they’re generally up to date on the newest gear. Girls like to match more- at least I do. My suit is blue, white and black and I like everything to match- boots, skis, goggles and helmet included.

Do you ski or board? Which mountain is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
-Riley
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