I'm Trading In My Winter Skis For Spring Skis And Bud Lights At Mount Snow

I'm Trading In My Winter Skis For Spring Skis And Bud Lights At Mount Snow

Don't miss out on the ever-growing resort.

Personally, I believe spring skiing is one of the most fun activities out there. We all love that customary winter skiing, but spring skiing offers so much more, especially at Mount Snow.

2018 brought a lot of great, cold weather. Thanks to the number of snow dumpings, Mount Snow has witnessed one of the best seasons in a very long time with incredible skiing. Some trails that were closed for years finally opened all due to mature nature. Besides the beauty of the purely white mountain, there are so many more perks that come with the road trip to Vermont, Mount Snow:

1. The powder.

I am a frequent skier and basically live on this specific mountain. Being that I am always here, I know what to usually expect, how to dress, and how much skiing I will get in. Mount Snow definitely surprised me this spring break. The magnificent snow causes such a large crowd, one that this mountain has never seen before. The powder brings in and supports this new crowd, bringing in so much money. Thanks to my season pass, I ski from as early as 8:30 am-4:30 pm. With this amazing weather, you can't miss a single second not skiing!

2. The music/activities.

Now that Mount Snow's crowd has doubled in size, a lot more music and activities have made its way here! On the weekends, there is always live music and kid-friendly activities, especially going on this spring. On Saturday, March 24, the Bud Light Reggaefest performed in front of a large audience at the main base of the area in front of the Bluebird chairlift.

People enjoyed Vermont's finest ales and danced to the beat of Bob Marley type songs some featuring Marley himself all afternoon long. In addition to the music, the activities are very fun. Also on March 24, there was the very entertaining 2018 Bud Light Sink or Skim pond skim contest derby. What's great about this is that everyone can enjoy the music and activities then hop on the chair lift and get back to skiing thereafter!

3. The people.

The most genuine people you will ever meet. Mount Snow only hires these types of people. Always helpful, answering all your questions, with their charisma and incredible personalities. Who wouldn't want to be around these people all day?

4. The food.

Oh, the food. You have countless options on the mountain and off the mountain. At the main base lodge, you have your delicious lodge food with their famous pulled pork and macaroni and cheese! Restaurants include the 1900 Burger and the very famous Cuzzins Bar & Grill which was named number one in the best apres ski bar in the country! At Mount Snow's summit, you have the Bullwheel, offering a great menu with a variety of beers. As for restaurants around the mountain itself, you have Two Tannery Road, The Last Chair, and Valley View Saloon to name a few.

Don't miss out on Mount Snow's Minus Zero Winter Sport and Music Festival coming April 6th-8th! Performers such as Odesza, Zeds Dead, and so many more will be playing.

You forget to count the days when you're in the mountains. One of the most relaxing resorts I know of, so makes your way to your soon to be favorite resort!

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13 Summer Struggles Only Thick Girls Understand

Chaffing. So much chaffing.

Summer is a lovely time. A time of cookouts, swimming and sunny weather. But if you're a " thick girl," summer sometimes brings more unpleasantries than it does for slimmer women. No matter how beautiful and confident you are in your body, it can bring some struggles.

1. The living hell that is shorts shopping

Step 1: Find the biggest size the store has.

Step 2: (If you can even get those on): Realize your stomach is being squeezed into the top, your butt is falling out of the back and your thighs are having the life squished out of them.

Step 3: Realize why winter isn't so bad.

2. And dealing with them even after finding a pair that "fits"

Nothing like taking a pair of shorts home you remember fitting you okay in the store and then walking for 45 seconds and pulling them out of your butt or crotch 17 times. Truly a magical experience.

3. And every bathing suit you try on shows more skin than you'd planned

Even the most conservative bathing suit turns into cleavage-city and a non-cheeky set of bottoms turns into a thong. I promise, older people glaring at me in my sexual bathing suit, I didn't mean for this to happen!

4. Chaffing. So much chaffing

No better feeling than 4 minutes into wearing short shorts realizing that your inner thighs are literally tearing themselves apart. Body Glide and baby powder are a thick girl's #1 necessity.

5. Loving rompers. Rompers not loving you.

Rompers are made with short and skinny girls in mind. Heaven forbid you're not short, and heaven forbid you're not skinny. Rompers are like a mystical article of clothing that, no matter what, always just barely doesn't fit.

6. Imagining wearing a sundress with a strapless bra and just laughing

Of course, not all thick girls are well-endowed in the boob department, but if you are, you understand how hilarious the thought of you wearing a strapless bra truly is.

7. And bralettes are a thing of fantasy

Once again, bralettes are designed for a very specific body type. One that I do not fall into.

8. Feeling like you need to constantly defend yourself for dressing like you want to

There are so many posts and tweets and just general ideals that people have that certain sized women can't wear certain clothing. You shouldn't feel the need to defend yourself for wearing a cute crop top or a bikini, but you will.

9. And always feeling looked at when you're rocking your swim suit

Yes, I see your judging eyes, and yes, they are making me feel like shit. It doesn't matter how confident you are in your body, people looking at you like you just killed somebody just because you're wearing something typically made for smaller women doesn't make you feel good.

10. Did I mention chaffing?

I just felt like something so horrible couldn't just be mentioned once.

11. Online shopping for cute summer outfits and then none of them fitting you correctly

There's always the dreaded "one size fits all" for plus-sized women. As if there's just one way to be plus-sized. No matter how much they promise online that it'll fit well, it won't.

12. Seeing tiny girls complaining about losing their "summer bodies"

So many tweets talking about choosing food over a summer body. So many profile pictures of traditionally skinny women. I'm not saying that thick girls are the only ones who can complain about their summer bodies, and thick girls do not have a monopoly one not feeling confident in their bodies. But it is hard to see those posts knowing that those women would be glorified in their swimwear while you'd be gawked at.

13. The "you go girl!" comments on your oh-so-brave bikini photos

Compliments are nice, and positive comments while wearing a bikini go a long way. But the dreaded "you go girl" comment just seems so condescending. Just treat me like anyone else you'd see wearing a bikini. I promise, I'd like to feel like that.

Cover Image Credit: Sara Petty

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45 #Goals For The End-All Be-All College Kid's Summer Bucket List

Running out of ideas of things to do this summer? No, you're not!

It's finally summertime, or as I'd like to call it, the best time of the year! But every summer I notice that there are tons of things I could be doing than just sitting around doing a whole lot of nothing. Do you run out of ideas of things to do during your summer breaks? Well if so, here are 45 activity ideas that will make your summer adventurous and memorable!

1. Have some nice days to relax on the beach.

I mean... this a summer must, right?

2. Relax by the pool.

3. Take some summer classes.

It never hurts to get some college credits on your time off.

4. Finish a TV series on Netflix.

... or multiple.

5. Take a trip to the aquarium or zoo.

6. Go on a froyo or ice cream date.

7. Go indoor/outdoor skydiving.

It seems like skydiving places are popping up everywhere, nowadays.

8. Visit some museums.

9. Go see a new movie that's being released.

10. Take a road trip with your besties.

Road trips are the best for friendship bonding!

11. Go to your favorite restaurant, but try something NEW!

12. Make a summer Spotify playlist.

Come on now... what is summer without the tunes to go with it?

13. Have a cookout or party with your friends.

14. Take your dog for a walk or to a dog park.

Pets are your friends, too.

15. Go parasailing or tubing.

16. Attend a local sports game.

17. Have mini photo shoots (of people or nature).

This one is for all my photoholics out there.

18. Go on a hike.

19. Get a part-time (or full-time) job.

It's nice to actually have money to do this stuff.

20. Go on a shopping spree.

21. Try out some new recipes.

22. Go to a local fair/festival.

24. Go strawberry picking.

25. Go to an amusement or water park.

26. Donate old clothes.

27. Paint a picture.

28. Go on a boat ride.

29. Catch up on some sleep.

30. If you have a record player, go shopping for used vinyl records.

31. Visit a friend who doesn't live close to you.

They will definitely appreciate having visitors.

32. Redo your bedroom.

33. Have a spa day.

Massages? Mani/Pedis? Doesn't matter, get your relaxation on!

34. Help with chores around the house.

Your parents should appreciate this one, and it's a good way for you to get yourself on their good side.

35. Get tan.

36. Have some lazy days to do nothing.

37. Go fishing.

38. Try out a local coffee shop.

You'll notice that these little local coffee shops literally have the best coffee ever.

39. Go to summer concerts.

40. Go to a drive-in movie.

41. Watch a sunrise/sunset.

42. Help out your community and do some volunteer work.

43. Be a tourist for a day in your own hometown.

It's a lot more interesting to be home when you take in what the tourists do.

44. If you have a Polaroid camera, take lots of pictures.

45. Make a summer scrapbook documenting your unforgettable summer.

It'll definitely be one to remember!

Cover Image Credit: Kelsey Thomas

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