I’ve worked as a ski instructor for several years and as I’ve developed my skills in the mountains, I’ve increasingly found myself out in the wilderness surrounded by men.
An après-ski sesh can quickly turn into an elaborate discussion about the next great line, the football scores or the ideal location for the next pow kicker.
I still find myself in the minority, whether it’s in the pub and on the hill…
Don’t get me wrong, I love riding backcountry lines with the guys. Living with them can be great fun, but sometimes a girl just needs a sofa, a glass of wine, a chick flick and a friend.
Thankfully, women’s participation in the outdoors and action sports is on the rise, owed in part to brilliant organisations, all-female sports movies and several athletes who are making a stand.
But, for now, I still find myself in the minority, whether it’s in the pub and on the hill.
Here are my top tips for surviving daily outdoor adventures and managing an apartment, full of the opposite sex…