Big Crocodile hits the slopes for ski and snowboarding...

March 28, 2017 5 min read

Big Crocodile hits the slopes for ski and snowboarding...

One of the brilliant things about Big Crocodile is that we have such an awesome community.

There are loads of people out there, loving our Big Crocodile clothing, getting it sweaty at the gym and putting it through its paces in the studio, skate park and on the school run. We’re lucky enough to be sent lots of lovely selfies and shout-outs too which keep us smiling all through the day and for those we send high fives and ‘likes’ a plenty.

Lately we’ve had lots of snowtastic pics of Big Crocodile clothing hitting the slopes. Sweden, France, Norway, Bulgaria… not only have we been sent great photos but there have also been quite a few handy ski and snowboard related tips and reports winging their way to us.

First up was Chris’ snowboard report from beautiful Mora in Sweden.

We’ll let him introduce himself (he’s got some nice things to say about Big Crocodile clothing too)…

Big Crocodile ski hat
“I’ve known about Big Crocodile for a few years now, but when I found out about the beanies I just had to have one.  Hmmmn - What style, what colour & what pattern to have? Not something to rush…so a year later (haha) after booking a snowboarding trip, I finally chose bright yellow, blue and black but Ieft the pattern choice to Pam (the Jedi of knitting) as I knew she would know what to go for.  
After a few days 'the Duke' was born and it's a great slouch beanie.  I’ve had plenty of great comments on the colour and look of my hat… the hardest part now is what to chose for the next one.  

When I went to pick up the beanie, Pam had some other Big Croc clothing laid out to sort.  I came away with a premium jumper and snowboarder T-shirt (just had to, they were calling out to me) Both perfect for taking with me on my trip.  The hoodie & beanie were just not coming off - so comfy and warm.  Couldn't wait to test out the beanie and jumper on the slopes.  

Off to Mora Sweden (us 3 lads go to stay with a mate who lives out there) for a week’s worth of snow, beers, laughs and a good catch up.  

The first day out on the slopes was at a place called Orsa Grönklitt.  Located on a national park, you can see the animal park from the chair lift with animals like wolves, tigers and polar bears wondering around acres of land (a great place to visit on an injury recovery day). 
There we were, all ready to shred the slopes - and me in my Big Croc beanie & jumper.  A base layer under my big croc T-shirt, topped with the jumper was more than enough for me on the powder. Sun out and feeling good, this was looking like a great trip from day one.  



We had a few more days on Grönklitt and then decided to cross the border into Norway to a place called Trysil.  Much bigger than Grönklitt with plenty more slopes and just an extra 3hrs drive to get there.  Visibility was poor at the bottom of the slopes but the view was amazing above the clouds at the top (something I’d recommend you see for yourself).  Three lifts from the bottom and a great choice of runs back down.  

Rather than driving back to Norway the following day, we tried another slope within a 2hr drive called Salem.  You have the choice of four mountains but we decided to choose the one with more runs and a bigger verity.  The conditions were opposite to Norway, visibility ok at the bottom but 10 foot max at the top with a Baltic wind sweeping across the slopes.  Not enough to stop us - just made it more interesting (haha).  


Apart from the slopes, we visited the longest pier over a fantastic lake, tried plenty of food, watched the town’s ice hockey team play, saw where they make the Dala wooden horse and walked on a frozen lake.  So many fantastic views and we didn't want to leave.  In fact, there was one thing that didn't come back from Sweden - my mate Lee still has the hoodie and has been wearing it out on walks and cross country skiing.  Now I’m just looking forward to the summer visit when I’ll be showing off my big croc T-shirts.

Since that trip I've brought a replacement hoodie, 2 zip-up hoodies and another hoodie in a different colour... plus a few extra T-shirts.  The Big Croc clothing really is comfy, warm and stylish, I can't recommend it enough.  Managed to get a lot of friends and family wearing it now… I’ve persuaded them to buy their own though, rather than taking mine :-)"

We also had a fab report back from a Morzine ski & snowboard trip...

 

The Croc was well and truly rocked, courtesy of Geff, the two Jameses, Ben, Amy, Charlie, Kiera, Joe, Kirsty, Kat and Neil  . Over to them…


“If snowsports is something that you enjoy and you haven’t yet been to Morzine in the South of France, make sure you add it to your lists of places to visit. With over 650km of marked pistes it is amongst the two largest ski areas in the world. 
 
This was our second year returning to Morzine (we aren’t usually a group to go back to the same resort twice). We were so impressed with the ski area and the beautiful town that there was no hesitation when it came to booking this years trip!
 
We have booked both times with a company called Treeline Chalets. If you are looking for a catered chalet company but don’t want to break the bank I would definitely get in touch with these guys. You are treated like royalty, from the point of booking to the point in which you leave. We have now stayed in two different chalets, both of which had incredible views. The food is first class and you are supplied with plenty of it!"

"Thanks to Big crocodile for keeping our heads and Ears warm on the coffee/beer/lunch stops. The merino wool in our hats was sooo warm and its great that we were able to customise our hats to match our snow gear!! My hat is by far the warmest hat I have owned. 

After a full on day on the slopes, Big Crocodile loungewear was the choice of many for chilling out in front of the open fire. There were hoodies, baseball tops, tshirts and leggings all sported around the chalet."


To wrap up, here are the team’s top five things to do in Morzine:
- Attempt the swiss wall
- Visit Mont Chery ( a lovely quiet mountain with fabulously wide runs)
- Have at hot chocolate at the hot chocolate factory at La grand Ourse (mont Chery)
- Eat all you can eat meat at L’Etale resturant (amazing food)
- Ski over to Switzerland for the day

We've also been sent some awesome pics of Karl, Gary and Lauren skiing & boarding in Bavarats in Bulgaria...

Their top tip was to make the most of the skidoo hire… in their words - ‘brilliant’

 

and a few more ...

               James in France                Zoe in LAAX                    Emily in Norway 

We do absolutely LOVE getting this stuff from our wondrous community (thanks muchly you lot). If you have pics or top trip tips, please do send them over. You’ll definitely make an appearance on our selfie wall, Facebook, or insta feed… and maybe even feature on a future blog.

If you fancy kitting yourself out Big Crocodile style for your next ski or snowboard trip, pop along to our shop.


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