Traveling Circus heads indoors
For this new Line Traveling Circus edit, which dropped online on Sunday, we took a trip to England to go skiing. England's not exactly a ski epicenter, but the place does have some of the most interesting indoor skiing in the world. Before you go booking a trip overseas to ride plastic snow though, take our advice. Here are eight things you need to know about planning an indoor skiing trip in the UK.
1. Bring a winter coat. It may be 75 degrees outside, but it's only 25 degrees in the snow dome, so bundle up.
2. Don't fall … ever. The snow domes are so solid that it hurts even when you land a trick. A few times I landed and felt my organs move down six inches.
3. Stop at an M&S gas station. This gas station chain is mindblowing and something that will change your life. Brie, turkey and pesto sandwiches on ciabatta bread. Chipotle hummus, fresh fruit, sushi and loafs of French bread. The down side? Once you get back to the States, you'll go through M&S withdrawal.
4. Bring wax, and not for the bottom of your skis or your bikini line. I mean wax for the rails and boxes you will be sliding on with your skis. I'm not sure what it is about the rails in the UK, but 90 percent of them will stick when you try and slide on them.
5. Fish and chips are an everyday meal for indoor skiing. Nothing says, "Let's go ski inside!" like a full belly of deep-fried fish and potatoes. Try this tasty fried treat with a large portion of brown sauce and you will be ready to ski for hours.
6. Plan your UK trip during one of the two equinoxes or solstices. Why, you may ask? You can get into Stonehenge for free, touch the legendary stones and best of all, party with druids at 6 in the morning.
7. Get an RV. Nothing says road trip like an RV but keep in mind that most of the rural roads were made hundreds of years ago for horses and wagons, not a seven-foot wide camper. Good luck and don't drive on the wrong side of the road.
8. Adjust your sleep schedule. Many of the snow parks don't open until 7 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. No need to get up at the crack of dawn for the good snow either because it's all the same.