So I’m heading off to do a season in Morzine in just under two weeks. You would have thought that going from a pretty stressful job in PR to organising myself for a season would be easy. It’s not that it’s difficult; it’s just that there is so much to think of. Firstly, unless you have a little money stashed away (and let’s face it no-one in London has!) you need to sort yourself a job. So I’ve done that and have decided to go the chalet assistant route (time during the day on the slopes, plus food, accommodation and a lift pass are all sorted for you). I really didn’t want to go with a larger company, mainly because you don’t know which resort you will be sent to, so after a few interviews I decided on a mid-sized chalet run by a lovely English couple based 10 minutes from town.
Secondly, I’m attempting to organise all of my stuff, now I’m the sort of person that hoards everything so my bulging wardrobe will have to be majorly streamlined in order to fit into my new Dakine board bag (which is so big I could actually sleep in it! It’s going to cost a fortune to get on the plane!) The chalet, like most do, have organised my plane ticket out and will be picking me up the other end, so all I need to do really is turn up on time!
Insurance is essential, so even though it’s left a hole in my bank account at least I know I’m covered if anything were to go wrong. I’ve luckily managed to accumulate most of my equipment over a few years so I don’t need to spend too much money on that side of things, plus waiting till you get to the resort is a good idea as pro’s will be selling off their old items.
Little things like making sure I visited the dentist before leaving and getting prescriptions sorted could of been easily forgotten, plus ensuring I have things like an E111 and my driving license in order (I’ll be doing airport pick ups, driving in the snow scares the life out of me!) are all essential but niggly bits!
So other than rounding off things before leaving work and packing my bag I am all sorted! Yay, snow here we come!