Flyergirl Tells You How—To Have an Awesome Ski Trip
flyergirl13 conquered the Vermontian mountains with only her wit, her resourcefulness, and some Taio Cruz.—Sparkitors
I went on a Girl Scout ski trip this weekend, and it was freakin' awesome. We had a great time, and since I'm now an expert on skis and trips and tripping in skis, I can teach you how to make the most out of a ski trip, even if you don't ski. Or snowboard. Even if you live in a tropical jungle. You can still have a blast.
We went to Mt. Snow, in Vermont, which is a trapezoid-shaped state famous for maple syrup. They also have a lot of mountains. That's all I really know, which is pretty pathetic considering that I live in a state right next to it. We stayed in a "Scout House" right near the edge of the trapezoid. It's a camp that boy or girl scout troops can rent. It has like 150 acres of land, a pond, a game room, and like 10 bedrooms. My two GS buddies and I slept in one room. The "jiblets" (our name for the younger siblings/other younger kids) slept in a room nearby. The adults decided to sleep on the complete opposite side of the house. And that is the background for an epic ski trip. Read on!
Step One: Play Music. This is important, and can be fantastic.
DON'T: Forget to hide the cameras beforehand. It's all fun and awesome until your troop leader pulls out a video camera and starts taping you attempting the Charlie Brown.
Step Two: Play Games. It rained on Sunday, so we were stuck at the house. The game room contains a ping-pong table and pool table, which has only 13 balls. These get pretty boring after a while.
DO: Get creative! Invent a new game, "Ping-Dodge," which is similar to Ping-Pong except the goal is to whack the other player(s) with the ping-pong ball.
DON'T: Get a little too into the game and start chucking the paddles as well. Also don't break a pool stick over your knee.
Step Three: Play Outdoor Games. When the adults want a little peace and quiet, it's time to go outdoors...
DO: Play capture the flag. It's the most standard game in the book, but it can awesomeness if you really get into it. Which we did, obviously.
DON'T: Let a large wooden post fall on your sister. Unfortunately, I'm speaking from experience here...
Step Four: Actually Ski. You know, the whole point of the trip, right? Yeah, we did actually do some skiing. We also made it a bit more epic.
DO: Ski downhill with your poles straight up, yelling/singing "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes...!" See if you can get others to join in.
DON'T: Forget to look where you're going. Disastrous results can follow.
Do you love to ski? Do you even know what a ski is?
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