Certain tastes coordinate with the sport. Think about it: tennis players love visors, basketball players probably order 90% of sweatbands, and skiers – well, we have our own obsessions. We did our best to catalogue the 12 things that ski racers go gaga for. Check ’em out below!
2. GoPro Footage
There’s something awesome about both filming yourself and watching others’ films from a GoPro. It can actually be a good learning/training experience as well.
3. The Sound That Gate Slaps Make
4. Lindsey Vonn
5. Bode Miller
One of the most hilarious ski racers also happens to be the one that can back it up with his tremendous skill. Bode is a king.
6. New Skis
Quite possibly the best feeling in the world.
7. Admittedly Mediocre Cafeteria Food
Hey, you’ve trained or raced hard all day, and therefore that heavily processed burger with slightly crusty cheese tastes AMAZING after a full day on the hill.
8. Hot Chocolate
Rich, delectable hot cocoa after a cold day on the course hits the spot like nothing else ever will.
9. Game Rooms
Whilst traveling for races, you’ve surely noted that many resorts have pretty amenities, some including arcade rooms. I distinctly remember rushing to the game room after practice every night with unrivaled excitement.
10. Hot Tubs
Likewise, when you’re back at the hotel after a hard race day, the greatest relief in the world is when the hotel has a good hot tub.
11. Night Skiing
Less people, better conditions, and license to roam. Doesn’t get much better than this.
12. Winning Races!
Obviously nothing beats a well-earned gold medal.