Skiing and snowboarding for the general populace are usually not team sports. You don’t need a partner to enjoy it (in fact most couples are of different levels and preferences and are often left on their own – and that’s not counting the couples with a non-skiing partner!) and it’s a highly sociable environment to enjoy off the slopes as well. Similarly, for skiing singles and riders s it’s often difficult to find someone compatible with your ability and personality.
It’s no wonder then, that couples are leaving their spouses or skiing singles are checking out for the week and enjoying time alone on the slopes with like-minded individuals. Whether that means finding the nearest mogul terrain, riding your snowboard solo or learning to snow plow; finding a ski date or partner will assure you that you have someone to share the experience with. To that end, here are a few pointers for skiing singles to consider when pairing up for skiing vacation.
Choose a location. If you have a particular resort in mind that is a good place to start. Try and keep it general so as to open up your options. Colorado, Utah and Montana ski resorts are common locations and most people are usually happy to do consider those options.Know your skill level. If you are a total beginner (never skied or snowboarded) or a budding newcomer, getting away with a group of experienced skiers/boarders who talk in a foreign language about the sport will make you feel a bit isolated. Whats more, during the day you will watch them all go off and have fun while you are stuck in ski school. A mixed group is always preferable but try and land at least one other “newb” skier so you can have a good laugh with someone who’s learning to snow plow too.Know your strengths. If you are fairly quiet and do not enjoy the company of a big group – be honest with yourself! It would be more advisable to hook up with one other person and share a twin room in a hotel. Of course, going this route it’s very important to get someone with a similar personality as yourself. You may just like a quick beer after skiing followed by a nice dinner and then it’s straight to bed. There are plenty of other people that don’t want to be partying down at the bar till the wee hours of the morning. Find the right person that fits your personality.Be open-minded. You might hate vegan foods but if everyone else likes and you resist; you may come across as a little stuffy. Go with the flow for minimum hassle or offer some alternatives that others are willing to share.Recognize your strengths. If you are good at organizing, offer to find the lodging and get rates and so forth; if you enjoy cooking, offer to make dinner a couple nights in exchange for others cleaning up etc. Trades offs make shared living more equitable.Do some research. It’s definitely worth doing some quick research on your potential roommates to see if there is any potential issues that may cause problems. Check their Facebook and Twitter accounts and see what they say about themselves and what their friends say!Embrace your fellow winter sports enthusiasts. Don’t say you only want to ride with other solo boarders or that you only ski with fellow skiers. A mixed group is more enjoyable and adds a little more variety to everyone’s ski vacation experience.
Every season people all over the world meet up with others on skiing dates and share the experience of skiing and riding in the winter outdoors. Research is key and finding a good singles skiing or dating service will make your search much easier.