Travel Tips

How to Survive the Summer


The ultimate snowboarder’s summer job?

For a proper snowboarder who can’t wakeboard, the summer months mean doing a shitty job, sleeping on a floor and eating dog food and toenail clippings to save enough money to be able to eke through the winter without starving or having to sleep in the bin shelters.

When choosing your summer employ, you should look for a job which is so utterly meaningless and depressing that, like traumatic childhood memories, you will simply forget about it when it is over. You will wake up somewhere around November, realise that you have got a few grand in your pocket, and be able to head to the mountains for another 6 month bubble without any negative thoughts whatsoever.

You may find yourself actually considering the merits of a career.., this is clearly stupid.

The temptation is to look for a rewarding job with people you like, but this will only start to confuse you. You may find yourself actually considering the merits of a career, thinking that you can earn a steady wage, hold down a relationship with someone who loves you, and still satisfy your shred craving with a few weekend breaks to the Alps and a 2 week holiday in March. This is clearly stupid.

You will be much more miserable if you work a shitty job, but this will make you much happier as you won’t be leaving anything worthwhile behind when you disappear off into the wilderness to ride pow like Mike Basich.

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