Posted by Roddy Willis on 01 January 1970
If you have been in the Alps over the last few days and have been holed up inside sheltering form the Snowmageddon, then you might be suffering from Cabin Fever. Symptoms include: Restlessness, irritability, paranoia, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping and a general distrust of everyone.
Unsurprisingly not many cases of Cabin Fever have been recorded over recent years. If current predictions for snowfall are correct and there are more days of no skiing, simply because there is too much snow, then we should expect to see outbreaks of Cabin Fever in ski resorts across the Alps.
There are not many cures for Cabin Fever. Here are some of the ones we know about.
Go outside! Research has shown that even brief interactions with nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being.
Take up a hobby such as knitting. Small business such as Chopper’s Bonnets, maker of some the finest ski beanies in the world, is direct a result of a case of Cabin Fever.
I cured myself today by going outside and skiing some lush Pow and to boot the sun appearred for two runs, see photo above. Now as I look out the window it is dumping again! And I am starting to feel a little restless.
If you have a good cure for Cabin Fever please let us know.