It beats logic why skiing and drinking beer go hand in hand, but for some odd reason, they are a perfect match. Nobody knows how it came to be but socializing over a cold beer, and other alcoholic beverages have been the tradition in the ski boarding culture.
A recent survey reported that after a long ski session, removing the boots was the second most refreshing feeling after taking a swig of their favorite beer. While it is common knowledge that ski boarding while intoxicated is dangerous, it is a snowballing trend among skiers. In some countries like Austria, skiers take a round of alcohol before hitting the slopes.
And some of them even do it, by using a Beer Bong. Click on the link, to see what a beer bond actually is. It is important to note that skiing under the influence guarantees you jail time or a fine in some states like Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Nevada, among others. We have great skiing equipment, but so does this shop: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/skiing
Skiboarding is a sport that requires maximum alertness while moving at incredibly high speeds and a fine or jail time for undertaking the sport while intoxicated should be the least of your worries. Here is a good ressource for futher reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_skiing
Take care of yourself and others
Like driving, ski boarding under the influence impairs the ability to perform, increasing the potential of causing physical harm to yourself and others.
- Drinking beer after the ski session. This practice will give you better performance than riding a chairlift when intoxicated and will give you something to look forward to at the end of the day. If you’re planning to drink and hit the slopes, take a maximum of two drinks the night before to keep a hangover at bay and give you a great ski boarding experience.
- The effect of alcohol increase with altitude meaning that you are more likely to be intoxicated from consuming the same number of drinks that normally wouldn’t have the same effect.
- Don’t drink and drive. It is a vital part of safety rules and goes without saying. Have a sober person drive you if your ski resort is not walking distance to avoid fatal accidents.
- Do not ski or snowball in unfavorable weather. While most skiers want to ride blizzards like Alex Pullin, Snowboarding or ski boarding in a blizzard is not fun and can cause fatal accidents.
It is ski boarding weather, and many enthusiasts are taking up the sport. With these safety tips, you should be able to have a fun and safe experience. Remember, if you need to take a beer, do it after finishing your ski session.