We’re only a few weeks away from the start of another winter; when the mercury drops, the snow starts to pile up, and the mountains welcome another influx of fresh-faced seasonaires.
“No matter which resort you end up in – or even which country – you’re bound to bump into these perennial archetypes”
Those yet to be beaten into perennial cynicism by an unrelenting, indifferent universe make the most of their youthful energy by spending the colder months slaving like a skivvy, hammering their liver and tearing up the slopes. For some it’s a chance to have a bit of fun before a begrudging return to the ‘real’ world, while for others it’s the beginning of a new life of endless winters.
Everyone’s path is different, but they all involve spending time with some colourful characters. No matter which resort you end up in – or even which country – you’re bound to bump into these perennial archetypes, whose presence on the mountain is as predictable as the tides.
We highly recommend getting out there and meeting as many of them as you can. Just remember: if there’s any of these you can’t spot, it’s probably you.