By: Felicia Dumont
Athletes in the snow sports industry are notorious for traveling the globe to ski against the top competitors at the best mountains in the world. Freeskiing is saturated with young boys and girls who are eager to shred every peak on the planet. There are extreme benefits to this profession, like the opportunity to learn of foreign cultures and their people, but being on the road all the time is not all perks. Living out of a suitcase, eating out at restaurants, and always sleeping in a hotel bed, couch or a buddies floor can be tough on your emotions, immune system and family. So, courtesy of the professional athletes and industry friends at Empire Attire, we would like to provide all you traveling snow sports athletes with 10 tips on how to successfully live on the road.
1. Peter Olenick
“Bring more clean socks and undies than you think you’ll need.”
2. Simon Dumont
“Get an agent.” Agents really help with managing travel. They will help you sort out where you need to be and when.
3. Jossi Wells
“The best tip I can give, and it’s pretty legit coming from me because I always take too much, when it comes to packing, pack what you think you need. Then cut it in half and you’re good to go.”
4. Torin Yater-Wallace
“Don’t drink soda, ever.” Torin is still working on his travel skills, first being how to sleep on a plane, a trick not yet mastered by the young ski star.
5. Luke Van Valin
“Always pack your bag the night before your flight, specially if your going to the after party.”
6. Jake Largess
“Pack as many socks as possible”
7. Gus Kenworthy
“Make sure you travel in jeans because getting a boner in sweatpants is not very fun on a plane”
8. Colby West
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9. Brian Schroy
“Stick to one airline.” That way you can rack up frequent flyer miles that provide you with priority through long lines and gets you upgraded to first class.
10. Michael Spencer
“Make sure you have one carry on that just has everything you would ever need where ever you go; computer, phone, passport, toothbrush, toothpaste. If you have all of that in your carry on who cares if you bags get lost, you can go anywhere.”