The ski season is over, but your ski holiday isn’t. The lodge barbecues are finished, the snowflake-adorned ski poles are put away and the shredders have been packed away. You still have a lot to do before you can say ‘so long’ to ski and ‘hello’ to summer.
You’re still in Sweden, though. If you didn’t bring the mountain air with you when you left the snow, what are you going to do?
Hopefully, this article will answer some of your questions about how to behave and what to say after your apres-ski activities. We’ll cover the basics such as how to carry on with your day, how to deal with the changing weather and how to make the most of your last remaining days in the backcountry.
How Do You Say Apres Ski?
In the Swedish language, apres-ski literally translates to ‘after-ski’. So, when you’ve finished skiing, you have some time to spare. That’some time’ can turn into a full day, a night or even a couple of days. Basically, any time that you don’t need to spend on the slopes, you have apres-ski activities to look forward to.
In the French language, it’s similarly known as après-ski. Like in Swedish, this is a chance to relive the glorious pastime of skiing and have some post-ski fun. In German, it’s ärapsfri—which translates to ‘after-ski’ – or, as in Norwegian, it’s also known as arbeidshoppen, which means ‘work shop’ or ‘off-piste work’. In Italian, it’s allrocca più tardi or ‘later skier’, and in Spanish, it’s also jibariticos, which means ‘those who wait for the lift to finish before climbing on the snowboard’.
When Is The Best Time To Say Apres Ski?
The best time to say ‘after-ski’ is either in the morning or in the evening, depending on the situation. If it’s been a long day on the slopes and you feel like having some drinks with your friends, drinking wine and chatting is always a good idea. If it’s been a stressful day and you just want to unwind, you can say ‘after-ski’ in the evening. There’s no wrong time to say it, as long as you say it – and we mean it – before you run out of oxygen.
What Should I Say?
When you’ve finished skiing and are waiting for the lift to arrive so you can leave this wonderful paradise, you’ll have a lot to say. First of all, give the chairlift operators a big thumbs up for helping you get away from this snowy hellhole. Next, you can say ‘thank you’ to your skiing gear and ski boots for protecting your feet from frostbite and giving you fantastic traction on the mountain.
Then, you can either stay and have some fun with the locals, who are also looking forward to the end of the season, or you can head down to the lodge for some food and drink to warm your body before you head back to Stockholm.
As long as you’ve had a fantastic time and feel thankful for all the powder, water and ice you’ve been given, you can say whatever you want and feel good about it. Just make sure that you don’t say it in front of a camera or microphone, as this could end up being the worst thing you say all summer, leading to more alcohol-related accidents. If you want to have a good time in Sweden and not ruin your summer, follow the ‘three R’s’ – relish, review and enjoy.