A couple of weeks back – voice of the disgruntled Seasonairre ‘Mr Furious’ launched into a full blown rant on the downsides of transfer bus driving – venting on what have clearly been some very long hours with apparently unreasonable customers. But this week, we had a strong reply from the other side – standing up for the long suffering UK snowboarder sitting in the back seat.
Words by Pete Horswell
It takes a special kind of person to live in the UK and be a snowboarder.
It takes a special kind of person to live in the UK and be a snowboarder, able to suck it up for 50 weeks of the year, and survive on a week’s sustenance of snowboarding in the Alps. Stocking up enough memories and face plants to keep us amused until we can be back again next year.
To be laughed at as we mournfully take our snowboards to a local hill when there is a slight dusting – in the hope that maybe, this year, we’ll be able to say we snowboarded in the UK for further than 20metres.
It’s our only week in the Alps all year, we’ve scrimped and saved to afford to get here, we’ve mulled over the transport options and forked out to get this far. We’ve finally made it to Geneva airport to be greeted by you on the next stage of our journey back to the mountains that make our souls sing.
Don’t be confused by our flustered, stressed, travel-crumpled attire and world weary sighs, underneath this exterior is a budding snowboarder, someone learning to ride switch, looking forward to seeing the mountains – chilled out and ready to go.
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