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17 Things You Only Know If You’ve Dated A Snowboarder

The mountains always come first. Fact.

1) The mountains mean everything to them

If we’re honest, you’ll always come second to these snowy peaks. Sorry.

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2) They’ll work non-stop all summer, if it means they can ride all winter…

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3) They might look scruffy….

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4) But they scrub up well…

5) Their idea of a good date involves hiking up and riding down something really steep (followed by beers in the sunshine)

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6) Every surface in their apartment (and yours) will be covered in snowboard kit

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7) And there will always be beard hairs in the sink

8) Powder day? You won’t see them ’til after dark

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9) Every moment they aren’t snowboarding will be spent watching snowboarding videos

10) Or playing FIFA

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11) Or editing last week’s GoPro footage

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12) Guaranteed you will have to pick them up from the hospital one day

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13) Be prepared to deal with the consequences of an injured stuck-at-home-snowboarder….

14) They will always be wearing a beanie

Indoors, at dinner with your parents, in the shower, everywhere…

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15) And they can drink everyone else under the table

16) They spend six months of the year living in the most beautiful places in the world

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17) So, you know if you stick with this one, winters are going to be epic forever more…

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