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Summer is a glorious time of year. The sun is bright, the days are long and there are plenty of opportunities for getting outdoors and enjoying it.

There’s only one problem: There’s no snow. For skiers and snowboarders, summer can be a difficult time of year. Depending on the type of snow-lover, the reactions to this season vary, from slight moroseness to downright depression and avoidance so extreme that travel is involved.

Here’s how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer.

First reaction?

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

They keep their gear close by, taking it out every once in a while just to make sure it still fits.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

Sometimes, they practice on whatever surface they can find.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

When that doesn’t go so well, they attempt to translate their on-the-snow antics to other sports.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

They build jumps and rails in their backyard because practice.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

Or tackle natural obstacles.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

They look for like-minded winter lovers in all the wrong places.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

And sometimes they get confused as to what season it actually is.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

Especially when gear starts talking.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

A rogue snowfall has them doing a happy dance. Even if it’s going to disappear in an hour.

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

Because they know that…

10 Photos that perfectly describe how skiers and snowboarders feel in the summer

Are you feeling the summer blues? Let us know how you deal with them in the comments below and don’t forget to check Liftopia.com for summer activities from some of your favorite winter resorts.

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  • skiboat

    I don’t deal with a lack of skiing well. Those cheery losers who don’t ski and don’t like cold are just too much to take.