Summers are fun, but many people mistakenly think that they need to stop skiing, just because the weather gets warm. I wanted to tell you four stories from my summer, and how I overcome the no-skiing anxiety.
First, you may have missed all the snow, but you can always ski on artificial snow. Or make some of your own. And if you think that is boring, how about finding out if your skis slide on dry ice at -79C. There's a myth that they don't... and that myth is WRONG.
Read more here: Mythbusting
Second, I did go to the alps, too. Although the only living beings that I met there were either tourists from the middle east (who seemed to have an issue with vacationing in warm places) and ... sheep. No matter. I found some snow, nevertheless. I also found the remains of an igloo village, with no sign of the Eskimos.
Read more here: Sheep Skiing
Third, if you suffer in the summer, you should go to a place where there summer does not change the environment. Logically, I went the equator. Interestingly enough, there is one place on this planet where there is snow on the equator. That would be Ecuador. Except that the mountain was so tall and the weather so bad that I didn't really make much progress... but I did get to ski a bit anyway.
Read more here: Skiing on the Equator
Finally, I gave up and went to where we all know there is winter: in Africa. Unfortunately, they are having a bad snow year in Africa. Really. But I did find some skiing too, again. And plenty of other interesting adventures, like following the stupid GPS to accidentally take a 100-km 4WD route through South Africa's highest pass... at 3am... alone.
Read more here: Bad Snow Year in Africa