Let me make this very clear- I have never been to Europe, let alone skied on the continent, but as a man of the internet, I’ve gained plenty of exposure to the various communities that make up European ski culture.
I know that there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of skiers that don’t subscribe to the stereotype that I’m about to describe.
It’s just a joke, okay? Don’t cancel me. Please.
The joke I’m trying to make is that there’s a community of skiers in Europe that do things very similarly.
They wear head-to-toe matching Spyder race outfits, they rock narrow slalom skis, they never leave the piste, and they make way too many turns. It’s the Euro way.
That’s why, when I saw the video you’re about to watch, I knew that I had to share it with all of you. It checks all of the boxes of the European piste-hardo stereotype that I’ve developed in my brain.
You’ll see what I mean:
If this is your thing then more power to ya, but uh… it’s not for me.
I see this slope and think it would be fun to rip some long-carving GS turns on my freeride skis on the way back to the lift after a challenging off-piste run.
Euro skiers see it and think, “Let’s all wear the same gear, make really quick turns in unison, and upload it to the internet with a cheesy American pop song playing in the background.”
That’s just the difference between us, I guess. 😂