The Crystal Ski Holidays Blog

Our New Year ski resolutions

January 1 is always time for resolutions. Some of us want to drop a few pounds, and others want to save some cash or change career paths. However as we’re all so obsessed with skiing at Crystal, we thought we’d come up with some ski resolutions for 2014.

To actually go on a ski holiday

Because I have worked overseas, I have only ever been on one ski holiday, which was with school (so I don’t really count it). And I want to go on a chalet holiday, which would be another first for me. After that I would like to improve my skiing and learn how to use my poles (I usually snowboard before you get too worried about that comment).

Suzanne – Product team, North America

A mature approach for 2014

As I move into my more ‘mature’ years (no sarcastic comments please) I have been out on cross country skis a couple of times and realised I love it. So, mine is to ‘langlauf’ more and take the dog for his walk in a ‘oner’.

Lindsey Cairns – Overseas team, Austria

Cross country skiing is worth giving a go – especially if your resolutions include fitness

I want to buy my own hardware

I have always made do on rental gear which, frankly, quite often doesn’t cut it for me anymore as my ability improves. Boots were a no-brainer years ago. But, after riding a (brand new) Salomon Time Machine last winter (thanks to Intersport, St Anton – my best rental ever) I realised the joy of peeling labels off a new stick and really enjoying the top quality tech involved, the flex, the pop and the control. If Santa hasn’t already delivered me one – look out January sales.

Matt – Product team, Austria

Always be prepared

  1. To do my stretches in the weeks before I go.
  2. Buy presents in resort and not at the airport.

Malcolm – Marketing team, Email

Time management

My New Year’s ski resolution is to spend 30 minutes more per day skiing and 30 minutes less at après. Helping both my health and my bank balance.

Helen – Product team, France and Switzerland

Agreed – Mine is to try and spend more time boarding and less time in restaurants– maybe I’ll even catch the first lifts at least once on my holiday.

Gemma – Product team, Italy

Get up for first lifts and you can enjoy views like this

Last run vs. last drink

  1. Not to have that last Jaegermeister in the bar at night, so I can make the first lifts on the following morning.
  2. Not to do the last run of the day with tired legs.

Mark – Marketing team, Partnerships

New skills

Mine is to learn to ride switch on my snowboard and to be a bit quicker putting my bindings on after a chairlift. I hate slowing everyone down when we’re on an epic day.

Nick – Marketing team, Social media

I want to get better at off-piste for powder days – oh, and learn to do a 180!

Iona – Marketing team, Email

The big debate

To learn how to snowboard and see which is better – skiing or snowboarding?

Camilla, Product team

What are your New Year ski resolutions? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook or Twitter.

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