1) Your friends and family back home think you're on a permanent holiday...

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2) In reality, you spend six days a week sweating, cooking and cleaning

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3) Your hands will look like this 99% of the time

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4) You'll learn how to make an artfully designed meal out of chicken fillets, cheese and ketchup

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5) You'll arrive with swanky new kit...

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6) ... And finish the season with holes and ripped seams in everything you own

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7) You soon discover Ugg boots, high heels and any fancy clothes are totally useless

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8) Dry shampoo will be your best friend

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9) As will these

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10) Powder days are better than Christmas

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11) You think you'll be a pro come March....

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12)... When actually you'll just have successfully mastered skiing after three beers and a jägerbomb

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13) You didn't even know what snow chains were in November... Now you can put them on in four minutes flat

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14) You will end up with a scruffy seasonaire bum partner who likes to do things like this...

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15) You think you'll get super fit on your season....

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16) ... Instead your diet will consist of cheese, bread, wine and more cheese

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17) You'll make some seriously good mates that will have seen you through the good times...

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18) And the bad...

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19) Your French definitely improves after a few drinks

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20) You will use words like "rad" and "badass", even if you've never used them before...

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21) Sleep is something that other people enjoy

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22) Even though you're working ridiculous hours for zero pay....

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23) ... You'll never get sick of views like this

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