The yuletide is here. In a normal year, it would be a time to relax and enjoy the company of our loved ones. But as we all know too well, 2020 has been a pressure cooker unlike any other year in our lifetime. Instead of focusing on the negative, why not adopt a new tradition? What’s this you say? How about skiing on Christmas Day? Sounds like a great idea to me! I think Christmas is one of the best days to play in the snow. If you are listening but aren’t quite sold, let’s convince you.
Reasons To Get After It On Christmas Day!
Christmas day generally consists of cramming a few thousand calories in your face followed by sitting in front of a TV and watching all the holiday classics. Why not bring a bit of good cheer into the day by getting out on the slopes. You’ll loosen up those body parts, jump-start your metabolism, and clear your head. There’s no better way to make sure your mind and body are aligned and ready for any (eating or relaxing) festivities!
Everyone wants a white Christmas, this is true. It’s all good, and I’m right there with them. The only question is why? For the looks? No way! No matter what the day, when I see a fresh coat of snow, I don’t dream of sugar plums dancing. I dream of face-shots, knee deep pow, and floating effortlessly turn after turn. Since Mother Nature has blessed most of us with snow this year, we should put it to good use. After you spend the day ripping it up, then you can sit back, staring out the window as you reminisce.
Although the week after the holidays is the busiest time of year at the resort, Christmas day is by far the least crowded day to ski or ride on the planet! Why? Believe it or not, many don’t consider riding or skiing on Dec. 25th. Whether they can’t fit it in their schedule, their pass is blacked out, or they just don’t think about it, nobody shows up. This gives you no lift lines and a whole mountain to yourself.
The next reason… you owe it to the resort staff! I know this is a touchy issue, so I’ll try to tread lightly. A lot of people feel negatively about companies making their employees work on Christmas. While I see the argument, think of it a different way. The staff understands this is a requirement of the position when they take the job. Knowingly accepting, this means they made a conscious decision and are okay with it (to a degree). So, if you don’t show up, it’s all for nothing so to speak. They are essentially standing out in the snow and cold with nothing to do for eight hours. This year, pay them a visit, and you’ll find good spirits and high stoke!
Yes, the resorts are open, and they know many aren’t going to show up. They are a business though. What is the purpose of a business? To get customers. What do they do to entice patrons to show up? They sweeten the deal! There are lots of places to go online for good deals, but Liftopia has some of the best deals around. The only catch… you have to buy a day in advance. Lucky for you, there is still time if you buy today! These could be the cheapest deals you will find all season. Take advantage of it!
These are just a few of the reasons we ride on Christmas. There are many others and all are equally legit. Take a chance this year. Start a new holiday tradition! For more fun ideas like this, tips on what gear to bring, or just to read about unheard ski resorts that have untracked powder for days or weeks after a storm, check out our guide: Ski Trip Planning – Plan The Best Ski Holiday Ever!