This is Veroniqi, or Niqi as some call her! She's a real railkiller from the bloomy Netherlands who found her heart in the mountains on her snowboard. Many months of the year you find her here in Salt Lake:
- This is Mirte Van Dijk, amazing mountain loving digital nomad and her short story about travel and how to pack for the big adventures!
It started with just holidays, but then you meet people, you go on a trip again, run out of money and try to work for going away as soon as possible after that. At some point it gets addictive to meet adventurous people and see new places. Snowboarding is for me a big part of this all. I’m not an athlete, not at all. I’m just a woman on adventure. Camping, kayaking, traveling to unknown places: my board bag has seen some weird spots.
Get ready for a day of riding!
1. Check the weather forecast and pick your outfit.
It’s snowing!! And it is going to be cold.
I’m gonna go with the Icecold Boyfriends Fit top and Icecold Nebula pants.
Protest Atlin Jacket and black Lole pants.
Pick out some socks and maybe a sweater depending on the temperature.
2. Make breakfast and drink coffee
I choose to fuel my body with plants and eat a fully vegan diet.
I’ll usually start my day off with some oatmeal with almond/coconut milk, add in some chia & hemp seeds and some fruit.
Or some whole grain bread with almond butter and blueberries!
3. Warm up and do yoga
I’m not a yoga expert but I love just looking up yoga sequences on youtube and warm up for snowboarding!
I’ve been doing this one every morning for a few days now and it makes me feel perfectly warmed up when I get to the mountain
4. Pack your backpack with essentials
Things I always have in my backpack
Protein bar to snack on when I get hungry
Goggles and sunglasses
A screwdriver and spare parts
My video/photo camera
5. Check if you have everything and head out the door
- Base layer
- Beanie or hat
- Season pass
- Phone & wallet