HOW TO SPOT A SEASONAIRE IN THE CITY
The 10 giveaway signs of being a winter Seasonaire - or ex-Seasonaire - missing the mountains.You can spot one a mile off because you can take the seasonaire out of the mountains but you can't take the mountains out of the seasonaire.
1) THE CLOTHING CLUES
A beanie - and it's mid-summer. Planks' tee. Dirty Dog sunnies. Behold the Seasonaire who can't sh(r)ed the clothing.
2) BALANCING ON THE TUBE
Look no hands. Anyone not holding on but swaying with the motion is definitely pretending they're riding the tube train - in pow.
3) DOWNING SHOTS
No one can down shots like a seasonaire - and stay standing. And work the next day. Or, even better, ride (the tube).
4) TALKING THE TALK
How am I doing? Hanging, dude, hanging out my arse. But stoked to see ya. Yeah, saaweet!
5) LOOKING FOR CAKE AT 4.30pm
Almost impossible to shake the chalet cake habit.
6) LAPTOP SCREENSAVER, MOBILE WALLPAPER, FACEBOOK COVER PHOTO. YEP, ALL MOUNTAINS
Or some sort of snow scene, selfie on a chairlift or gnar backflip for that stuck in the city mountain fix.
7) DRINKING BEER OUT OF A JUG
8) KEEPING SKIS OR BOARD IN THE PORCH
Because you never know when the opportunity might arise to just go.
9) CONSTANTLY CLICKING ON MOUNTAIN WEBCAMS
Especially in former resort workplaces because , hey, you might just see someone you know.
10) STARING AT POSTERS WITH MOUNTAIN SCENES
Yep, they're fixated. Spot that glazed look whenever a mountain scene comes into view up the tube escalator. All boarders do it, riding the escalator sideways.