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  • Snow report: where did it snow in South America?

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    Alex Boyd
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    Snow forecasting websites as well as skiers and snowboarders were buzzing late last week as weather models pointed toward a massive storm heading to Chile and Argentina. The predictions were colossal... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Bilderserie: Hochsaison in der südlichen Hemisphäre

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Ende Juli ist Hochsaison in den Skigebieten in Chile, Argentinien, Neuseeland oder Australien. Wir zeigen ein paar aktuelle Schneebilder ...
  • Simmerling, others race to top at Velodrome Challenge

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:51 am
    Despite being sandwiched between big national cycling events, the 16th annual Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge produced a couple of course records July 18-19 in Southwest Portland. Standout performances by Olympian Georgia Simmerling and Portland's Zak Kovalcik were among the highlights of the two-day event.
  • First Month on the Job, Amie Smith on Being NENSA’s New High-Performance Director

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    Austin Cobb
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Amie Smith, a Cambridge Sports Union volunteer and the new high-performance director at NENSA, in the wax room. (Courtesy photo) The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is joining the high-performance bandwagon. In May, the association, based in New Gloucester, Maine, announced its competitive programs director of nine years, Janice Sibilia was stepping down “due to changes in essential functions” of her position. The next day, NENSA published a job posting for a high-performance director. Amie Smith (c) on a ski with her daughter Rebecca (l) and her husband Tom. (Courtesy photo)…
  • Via Ferrata – the Iron Way

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    Andrew McLean
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    “Are you sure America is ready for this?” asked my wife as she stepped onto a single strand of wire strung across a deep gorge.  I’m a notorious bad judge of what American’s really want, but I’m definitely fired-up about Via Ferrata’s and recently had a chance to experience six of them in France under the guise of doing research for possibly building some in Utah. Polly walking the wire.  Via Ferratas were first developed in the Italian Dolomite’s during WW2 as a way of moving heavily loaded foot soldiers safety through the rugged, exposed mountain…
 
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  • Simmerling, others race to top at Velodrome Challenge

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:51 am
    Despite being sandwiched between big national cycling events, the 16th annual Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge produced a couple of course records July 18-19 in Southwest Portland. Standout performances by Olympian Georgia Simmerling and Portland's Zak Kovalcik were among the highlights of the two-day event.
  • Ski Superstars In Audi Sport TT Cup

    20 Jul 2015 | 4:17 pm
    The third race weekend of the Audi Sport TT Cup will have a touch of winter - figuratively speaking. The ski superstars Felix Neureuther , Marcel Hirscher and Aksel Lund Svindal will be on the grid at Spielberg, Austria, on August 1 und 2. In the field of 24 drivers, the three guest entrants will be contesting a challenge of their own.
  • IOC president wants good competition from best golfers

    18 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    The president of the IOC says golf doesn't have to put on a spectacular show in its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence except to have good competition among a wide range of the best players in the world. In a press conference Saturday at St. Andrews that ranged from golf's anti-doping policy to the format that will be used in Rio de Janeiro next year, Thomas Bach said it was best to see how golf performs before deciding whether it was worth bringing the sport back to the games.
  • Skier Zettel retires year after winning Olympic bronze

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    Former world champion Kathrin Zettel became the third prominent member of the Austrian women's ski team to retire in the offseason Monday, a year after she won bronze in the Olympic slalom in Sochi. Suffering from persistent hip and knee injuries, Zettel announced her decision just weeks after former overall World Cup champion Nicole Hosp and 2010 Olympic super-G gold medalist Andrea Fischbacher ended their careers.
  • Inter Allies pip Olympics by lone goal

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Tema based Inter Allies secured a double victory over visiting Accra Great Olympics this season when they pipped them 1-0 in the First Capital Plus Bank Premier League Match played at Tema on Sunday. Sheriff Deo Mohammed scored the only goal from a counter attack after the referee ignored a foul on an Olympics player near the centre circle.
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  • First Month on the Job, Amie Smith on Being NENSA’s New High-Performance Director

    Austin Cobb
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Amie Smith, a Cambridge Sports Union volunteer and the new high-performance director at NENSA, in the wax room. (Courtesy photo) The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is joining the high-performance bandwagon. In May, the association, based in New Gloucester, Maine, announced its competitive programs director of nine years, Janice Sibilia was stepping down “due to changes in essential functions” of her position. The next day, NENSA published a job posting for a high-performance director. Amie Smith (c) on a ski with her daughter Rebecca (l) and her husband Tom. (Courtesy photo)…
  • Wednesday Workout: Post-Camp Pain Train with WinSport Junior XC Team

    Eric Byram
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    The WinSport Junior XC Team on the Haig Glacier, during a recent three-week training camp. The team includes head coach Eric de Nys (l), and athletes Eric Byram, Alec Stapff, Jasper Mackenzie, Peter Hicks, Kai Skinstad, Morgan Rogers,and summer-program athletes Ewan Craig and Tim Austen. (Photo: Eric de Nys) Training camps at the Haig Glacier near Canmore, Alberta, are a staple for Canadian skiers nationwide. The glacier, operated by WinSport Canada, a not-for-profit organization based out of Calgary that aims to develop winter sport in Canada, is situated at an elevation of 2300 metres…
  • Crested Butte Nordic Seeks Recreational Programs Coordinator

    FasterSkier
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Recreational Programs Coordinator The Crested Butte Nordic Team, located in Crested Butte, CO, is accepting resumes for the position of Recreational Programs Coordinator. This is a part-time, seasonal position running from November-March. Job responsibilities include planning and leading practices for youth skiers in cross-country skiing and biathlon, as well as assisting with team fundraisers and supporting the team at other events. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in Nordic sports and youth programming. Qualified applicants will also show enthusiasm for the competitive…
  • ‘Gender Verification’ Based on Testosterone Shelved by Court of Arbitration for Sport

    Chelsea Little
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has overturned a guideline used by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to define female competitors based on naturally-occurring testosterone levels. The decision has implications for other sports as well, with skiing relying on related IOC rules to define gender. The case was brought by Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who has hyperandrogenism, a syndrome where the body produces excess testosterone. This led her to test over the 10 nanomole per liter limit set by the IAAF for female athletes. That value falls on the low end of…
  • Traverse City Cider Week Celebrates Growing Popularity of Hard Cider

    Traverse City
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Already famous for its wines, craft brews and distilled spirits, this Lake Michigan resort mecca seems to be carving out a reputation for yet another beverage. Hard cider Need proof? There’s already a week-long cider festival scheduled here in August. (And when this town gets serious about something, they create a festival for it.) The inaugural Traverse City Cider Week will be held Aug. 16-23 and will feature tap takeovers in local taverns, orchard tours, workshops for home cider makers as well as industry professionals, and an Aug. 19 “Cider and Sausage Salon” at the newly…
 
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  • Via Ferrata – the Iron Way

    Andrew McLean
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    “Are you sure America is ready for this?” asked my wife as she stepped onto a single strand of wire strung across a deep gorge.  I’m a notorious bad judge of what American’s really want, but I’m definitely fired-up about Via Ferrata’s and recently had a chance to experience six of them in France under the guise of doing research for possibly building some in Utah. Polly walking the wire.  Via Ferratas were first developed in the Italian Dolomite’s during WW2 as a way of moving heavily loaded foot soldiers safety through the rugged, exposed mountain…
  • PC Ridgeline Meeting Recap

    Andrew McLean
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:01 pm
    This was an interesting and nuanced meeting with a generally favorable outcome for backcountry skiers.*  The main topic was should Summit County include roughly 600 – 900 acres of Forest Service land in a proposed Mountain Accord agreement where it would receive extra protection on top of what the Forest Service already provides.  The land in question (Dutch Draw, the Monitors and Murdock Peak area) was never for sale and none of the resorts were actually talking about putting up chairlifts in the first place, but the proposed agreement would limit future development in these areas…
  • Help Protect the Park City Ridgeline

    Andrew McLean
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    This is a semi-complicated story (details below), but the fate of 600 acres of Forest Service land along the Park City ridgeline is being discussed on Wednesday, June 17th by the Summit County Council. If you care about areas like the Monitors, Dutch Draw and Murdock Peak, it is imperative that you make your voices heard by either emailing the collective County Council at countycouncil@summitcounty.org or attending the public meeting at 4:00pm at the Sheldon Richins Building (aka, the Summit County Library). Let them know that you want the land included in the Mountain Accord Designation of…
  • The Feed

    Andrew McLean
    5 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    I’ve tried many eating strategies for backcountry skiing over the years.  For a brief time, a friend turned me onto the 5 for $5 burgers from Arby’s, which was entertaining, but ultimately disgusting. When I first discovered GU, I liked the orange/chocolate flavor so much that I bought a case of it, only to throw most of it out a few years later. I tried eating shrimp while running the Wasatch 100 and can only say that at least they came back up easily. Fillet of polar bear feet in Baffin Island was akin to eating a ski boot liner. My homemade halva burst in my pack and glued…
  • Basic Workbench Design & Plans

    Andrew McLean
    1 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    This is a cheap & easy variation on a Fine Woodworking design and favors two of my favorite tools – a chop box and a cordless driver. It’s all about 90 degree cuts, shooting screws and avoiding notching as much as possible. The materials for this bench came to about $63 at HomeDepot (not including the vise).  It is a relatively small bench, but due to the MDF top and shelf, it is quite heavy (80 lbs?), which is a good thing when it comes to workbenches as heavy benches stay put when you are pounding or sawing on them.  I built this as a general purpose bench, but it would…
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  • Dentes Blanches

    Ian
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:50 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader taking advantage of some great weather and a free day we headed over the other side of the Rhône valley to the hamlet of Barme above the ski station of Champéry. The plan was to climb to the Col de Bossetan and have a look at going up to the main ridge of the Dentes Blanches. It didn’t start too well, we seemed to be plagued by horseflies this year and the first 30mins were bitten several times. The only option was to set a fast pace and get above them so we climbed quickly to get out their range. The main trail to the col is quite steep and…
  • Corbassière Glacier

    Ian
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader The forecast yesterday was for really hot weather, around 35° or higher. So, on the spur of the moment, I decided we’d head up to La cabane Marcel Brunet in the Val de Bagnes above Verbier You can drive all the way to the cabane although I’d recommend 4WD, low ratio and a flexible attitude to surfaced roads. The best route is over the Col des Avouillons which gives great views of the Petit Combin on the ascent. The col itself has a couple of steep, nearly vertical, metres right at the top which almost forms a wall. This hides the view of…
  • Salewa Mountain Trainers, Salewa Wildfire and Sidas footbeds

    Ian
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:57 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader not a gear store, just my gear store Footwear is a complex subject to try and write anything about, the wrong choice can ruin any trip in a way that other things just don’t. And, what fits in the shop sometimes doesn’t work out on the mountain. I work year round in the alps so my choice of footwear is dictated by that terrain and the requirement to have something I can wear day after day. In some ways that makes things quite easy, obviously I get pro’ deals for gear and I can justify having several sets of footwear for all different…
  • Tour d’Aï via ferrata

    Ian
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader The weather forecast had signalled for a few days that yesterday would be a perfect mountain day, clear skies, no wind and temperatures in the mid to high ‘teens. We had guests at the B&B but they finished breakfast early so we rode the lift up at a little after 9am and walked up to the start of the via ferrata on the Tour d’Aï. We’re very lucky to have one of the best via ferrata routes in the alps right here, it’s superbly equipped and the route is fantastic picking a line up through ledges, chimney and a couple of steep…
  • on that bombshell…. Mont D’or

    Ian
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader I mentioned in my blog on Pic Chaussy last week that we’d intended to go up Mont D’Or but the military exercise put us off. So, when the guests leaving today were all gone by mid-morning we decided to grab the chance and head up. We also wanted to call in at the Restaurant de la Pierre du Moëllé which is under new management. In the years I’ve lived here and in this region, this has never been open when I’ve been there. I’m not at Pierre du Moëllé every week, at least not in summer, but I’d have expected to see…
 
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  • Snowbird Founder Dies at 85

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Richard Daniel “Dick” Bass, who co-founded Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and summited Mt. Everest when he was 55 years old (the oldest by five years to summit Everest at that time), died Sunday at his home in Dallas. Bass was an indefatiguable visionary and pioneer in the ski industry, involved with several iconic American ski resorts.  Besides co-founding Snowbird in 1970 and later solely owning it for four decades, Bass and his family owned a controlling stake in Vail Asscociates in the mid 1970s, which led to Bass and his brother Harry helping to develop Beaver Creek Resort. At…
  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    We're constantly testing products to help you make the right buying decisions, and here is some of our honest feedback from the field.
  • Cover Shots

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:35 pm
    We’re bringing back the best pow, gear, and mountain shots from days of yore.
  • Sun's Out Guns Out: Pro Skier’s Summer Training

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:18 pm
    The best skiers know there’s a direct correlation between summer activities and winter abilities. But when the temperature spikes and the sun starts to shine, it’s easy to forget the challenges of carving out turns, enduring tough terrain, and ripping through powder. We asked some of the sport’s strongest athletes what they do to cross-train before ski season. Sierra QuitiquitSierra Quitiquit (Photo: Katee Laine)What she does: As both a skier and a model, it’s Sierra Quitiquit’s job to stay in shape. The secret to keeping her tall frame toned and strong during the summer isn’t…
  • Epic Transformation

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    The new Mt Brighton is dominated by upgraded lifts and terrain-park features. Photo: Peter BakerWhen 14-year-old Kirby Winters pulled up a few websites in his Ann Arbor, Mich., home in search of a place to try out skiing last Thanksgiving, he had no idea that he was clicking straight into the long-term growth strategy of the biggest U.S. ski-resort operator: encouraging young first-timers to start skiing or boarding locally, implicitly enticing them to visit bigger, and pricier, resorts as they improve. And along the way, so the plan goes, igniting a lifelong love of the sport. After learning…
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  • New Brand Unveiling

    Park City Mountain Resort
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort are combining in the 2015-16 winter season to create the largest ski resort in the United States! Join us for a celebration in Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort on Wednesday, July 29 as we reveal the new brand to the community! Bill Rock, COO of Park City, along with other community leaders, will present our new logo, brand and trail map to the public for the first time! We’ll also reveal the names of the new Interconnect Gondola and Snow Hut Restaurant and you’ll have the chance to sample signature menu items from several of our…
  • Early July Updates: Lift Lines, Spider Hoe and more!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    We're making headway on our $50 million capital improvement project. This summer we're combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort to create the largest resort in the United States -- Park City.  Follow along as we kick off July in a big way with Improvements that include the lift line for the new Interconnect Gondola, the arrival of more lift parts and the use of a crazy machine called a Spider Hoe. See the progress below! July 6, 2015:More trucks filled with lift parts just pulled into our parking lot! It doesn't stop when you're building 3 new lifts in one summer.  July 5,…
  • The Best 4th of July Celebration Happens Here

    Park City Mountain Resort
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Park City is the best place to spend your 4th of July. This year, in the spirit of creating the largest resort in the United States, we're joining forces with Canyons to create a combined 4th of July weekend celebration! Join us on Friday at the Canyons Village at 4:00 pm when the grassy area opens for guests in front of the Mountain Stage at Ski Beach. From 3 to 6 pm we'll have a magician, crafts and photobooth, and from 4 to 6 pm DJ Velvet will play at the Umbrella Bar, along with the Hired Guns entertainers, face painting and a mechanical bull. The Soulistics will play on the Mountain…
  • Park City's $50 Million Capital Improvement Progress

    Park City Mountain Resort
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    We're making headway on our $50 million capital improvement project. This summer we're combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort to create the largest resort in the United States -- Park City. After we closed April 19, we began first steps in the improvements. First, we salvaged all we could from the old Snow Hut-- then we started work on tearing the old building down, so that we could start building the new lodge.  After the Snow Hut demolition, we began taking chairs off of King Con and Motherlode Lifts. The chairs from the old King Con are going to be used for the new…
  • Summer at Park City Mountain Resort

    Park City Mountain Resort
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This weekend marks the official start to summer--join us for Memorial Day Weekend in Park City, Utah! We're opening for summer activities on Friday, May 22 from 1 to 6 p.m.  Have you been dreaming of riding the Alpine Slide since we closed last summer? Want to fly through the Aspens, 110 feet above the ground, on our Zip Rider? Head up to Park City this weekend and kick off your summer the right way.  View our full list of summer activities here.  Please remember that all summer activites are weather dependent. Check here for weather statuses.
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  • New Brand Unveiling

    Park City Mountain Resort
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort are combining in the 2015-16 winter season to create the largest ski resort in the United States! Join us for a celebration in Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort on Wednesday, July 29 as we reveal the new brand to the community! Bill Rock, COO of Park City, along with other community leaders, will present our new logo, brand and trail map to the public for the first time! We’ll also reveal the names of the new Interconnect Gondola and Snow Hut Restaurant and you’ll have the chance to sample signature menu items from several of our…
  • Early July Updates: Lift Lines, Spider Hoe and more!

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    We're making headway on our $50 million capital improvement project. This summer we're combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort to create the largest resort in the United States -- Park City.  Follow along as we kick off July in a big way with Improvements that include the lift line for the new Interconnect Gondola, the arrival of more lift parts and the use of a crazy machine called a Spider Hoe. See the progress below! July 6, 2015:More trucks filled with lift parts just pulled into our parking lot! It doesn't stop when you're building 3 new lifts in one summer.  July 5,…
  • The Best 4th of July Celebration Happens Here

    Park City Mountain Resort
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Park City is the best place to spend your 4th of July. This year, in the spirit of creating the largest resort in the United States, we're joining forces with Canyons to create a combined 4th of July weekend celebration! Join us on Friday at the Canyons Village at 4:00 pm when the grassy area opens for guests in front of the Mountain Stage at Ski Beach. From 3 to 6 pm we'll have a magician, crafts and photobooth, and from 4 to 6 pm DJ Velvet will play at the Umbrella Bar, along with the Hired Guns entertainers, face painting and a mechanical bull. The Soulistics will play on the Mountain…
  • Park City's $50 Million Capital Improvement Progress

    Park City Mountain Resort
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    We're making headway on our $50 million capital improvement project. This summer we're combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort to create the largest resort in the United States -- Park City. After we closed April 19, we began first steps in the improvements. First, we salvaged all we could from the old Snow Hut-- then we started work on tearing the old building down, so that we could start building the new lodge.  After the Snow Hut demolition, we began taking chairs off of King Con and Motherlode Lifts. The chairs from the old King Con are going to be used for the new…
  • Summer at Park City Mountain Resort

    Park City Mountain Resort
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This weekend marks the official start to summer--join us for Memorial Day Weekend in Park City, Utah! We're opening for summer activities on Friday, May 22 from 1 to 6 p.m.  Have you been dreaming of riding the Alpine Slide since we closed last summer? Want to fly through the Aspens, 110 feet above the ground, on our Zip Rider? Head up to Park City this weekend and kick off your summer the right way.  View our full list of summer activities here.  Please remember that all summer activites are weather dependent. Check here for weather statuses.
 
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  • The Etape Suisse Alpine Cycling Holiday

    Mark Barber
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
      I must admit, I felt apprehensive about the Etape Suisse trip. After all, I am usually flying to Geneva with a snowboard in tow and not to travel down the Swiss Alps at 50Kmh on two wheels. But when I met the Etape Suisse group at the rendezvous point of Heston Blomenthal’s Perfectionist Cafe at the Queens Terminal at Heathrow Airport, I realised that they were a friendly bunch with a passion for cycling with different skill levels. The Perfectionist Cafe was the perfect place to start the trip and I ordered the Full English. After watching Heston perform his magic with food on TV, I…
  • Indoor Skiing in London

    Robert Stewart
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Five things you should know about being able to ski indoors in London. 1. You can’t do it Yes, that’s right. Despite the UK being the second largest outbound market for skiing in the world, after Germany, there is no facility for snow skiing in the capitol. Why is that? Perhaps because most skiers live in the Home Counties outside London, although there’s no many facilities there either, strangely. Maybe it’s lack of space? Clearly this is an issue, although some might very well argue that a ski slope would be better use of space than many other buildings (not mentioning any names)…
  • Back To The Future of Snowboarding – 1989

    Mark Barber
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need… roads!” Okay, so this quote from Back To The Future Part 2 is a little off target when predicting 2015. I should know, after being stuck on the M25 in rush hour traffic this evening. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the 80’s juggernaut of a franchise, in Back To The Future Part 2, Marty McFly travels to the future of 2015. And although we do not travel by flying cars, or have weird fax machine devices churning out messages in every single room of the house, the famous Nike self-lacing trainers will, according to…
  • WIN TomTom Bandit Action Camera

    Robert Stewart
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    Forget cat videos, sneezing pandas and dogs balancing things on their heads… 2015 is the Year of the Goat in more ways than one. Standing proud at two foot nine inches, Baaadass Bill – the epic mountain adventurer – is the star of TomTom’s new digital ad campaign for the Bandit Action Camera. Born on a sky-high cliff in the Rockies, Billy gets a natural high from his extreme mountain expeditions. Never before seen footage of his awesome adventures will now be appearing across YouTube and social media channels. Like Billy, the TomTom Bandit is a trailblazer. It is the first…
  • Dry Slope Skiing – What It Means to Us

    Robert Stewart
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    The UK sends around one million people skiing every year outside its borders, the second largest outbound ski market in the world after Germany. The British are mad about the sport and occasionally even claim they founded it – although we know the Norwegians have been skiing on wooden planks for centuries. One of the drivers that contributed to the growth of the sport during the late 1980’s (apart from cheaper access to holidays abroad) is the dry ski slope. Without the dry slope, I wouldn’t be working in the industry I’m in today. I first put skis on at Hillingdon dry slope circa…
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  • 2015/16 Winter Air Program Offers Expanded Access to Steamboat

    Ashley
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Steamboat’s winter flight program will feature expanded nonstop air service from six of the 11 cities with flights into Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) for the 2015/16 winter season. The upcoming service represents an approximately 13 percent increase in seats flying from nonstop markets to Steamboat; the second winter season in a row of seat growth into Hayden airport. Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis/ St. Paul (MSP), Newark (EWR), Seattle (SEA) and Washington- Dulles (IAD) will offer additional days of service during…
 
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  • The Medieval City of Conflans

    Alana
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
      Just outside of Albertville, at the edge of the Tarentaise and Savoy regions of France, you will find the beautiful little city of Conflans. Steeped in history, this medieval gem is a rabbit warren of cobbled streets and 14th century charm. All of the original hand painted shop signs hang outside the buildings and the surrounding wall of the city seemingly shuts out the modern world. As you enter through one of the two ancient archways at either end of the main street, you feel as though you have stepped back in time.   Records of the city date back to 1014 when Conflans was…
  • Bergisel: What’s That On The Hill?!

    Alana
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    What’s that on the hill I hear you say? Well that’s the famous Bergisel hill and ski jumping facility. The Bergisel hill measures 746m and lies in South of Innsbruck, in the area of Witten, where the Sill river meets the Inn Valley. The Bergisel hill is well-known for a number of reasons, one of them being the battles which took place here between April and November 1809. The 4 battles of Bergisel were fought between the forces of Emperor Napoleon I of France and the Kingdom of Bavaria against Tyrolese militiamen and a contingent of Austrian regular soldiers at the Bergisel. The 4…
  • From Schwaz To Rattenburg – All in a day!

    Alana
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
      On a bright and sunny morning I woke up early, unable to contain the excitement for the day ahead, any longer! This was a day that I will remember for the rest of my life. The day I went on an adventure through the magnificent Inn Valley.   Taking in the magnificent views of the famous Rofan Mountains en route, we first visited the charming town of Schwaz, of course taking time for a visit to the glorious Swarovski Kristallwelten and seeing the amazing pieces they had on display whilst resisting the urge to spend my life savings!   Continuing onwards with the adventure, I…
  • Fantastic Walks For Your First Day In Kranjska Gora

    Alana
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
      Kranjska Gora is home to many different walks which allows you to decide whether you would prefer an easy, gentle stroll, or a more taxing hike to the very peaks of the surrounding mountains. It is always nice to start your holiday with some of the more gentle walks first. These are two wonderful walks in Kranjska Gora that are easily manageable in a single day. Neither are particularly strenuous, but they are both incredibly picturesque.     JASNA LAKE   One of my favourites is the route leading to the stunning alpine Jasna Lake, which is located 2 km from the centre of…
  • The Slovenian Culinary Experience

    Alana
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:21 am
      For me, no walk in Slovenia would be complete without a visit to one of the numerous Slovenian Huts, known locally as ‘Koca’ or ‘Dom’. These Huts are normally looked after by hiking enthusiasts who are more than willing to fill you in on their favourite walks or to suggest other routes for you to take during your stay. Remember to collect the stamps from Hut when you pass through! These are usually located by the bar and are a great memento of your trip – I collect all of my stamps on the back of my walking map.   When you arrive at a hut it’s easy to be…
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  • El Nino 2015 could be even bigger than 1997-98, experts say

    Leah Fielding
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) latest El Niño update on their ENSO blog details data showing that the 2015 El Niño is shaping up to be an all-time climate event—and... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • The best hikes for jaw-dropping views of the Matterhorn

    Leah Fielding
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Today, 150 years ago, the British climber Edward Whymper and his rope team reached the 14,692-foot (4478-meter) summit of the Matterhorn. These days, climbing the Matterhorn is much easier than it... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Snow report: where did it snow in South America?

    Alex Boyd
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    Snow forecasting websites as well as skiers and snowboarders were buzzing late last week as weather models pointed toward a massive storm heading to Chile and Argentina. The predictions were colossal... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Best of: Vail’s groomers

    Leah Fielding
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    In our “Best of” series, we’re tapping our knowledgable Mountain Vacation Specialists to help us pull together top trails in the terrain category (beginner offerings, groomers,... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • A first-timer’s guide to stand up paddle boarding in the mountains

    Leah Fielding
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP, is a highly popular water sport along coastal communities, but it’s also taking the High Country’s alpine lakes and rivers by storm and quickly becoming... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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  • Ulery’s Lake Trail, Big Sky Resort, Montana

    derek
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Hiking Ulery’s Lake Loop Trail in Big Sky, Montana Location: Moonlight Basin, Big Sky Resort, Madison Range, Montana Trailhead: Moonlight Lodge Parking Lot Distance: 3.9 miles round trip Time: 1 to 2 hours Moonlight Lodge Trailhead Elevation: 7800 feet Ulery’s Lake Elevation: 7625 feet Total Elevation Gain : 560 ft USGS Map: Lone Mountain _________________________________________________________ In the Big Sky area, there are countless options of hikes to explore. One hike that I’ve been keen to check out is the Ulery’s Lake Loop Trail at Big Sky Resort.
  • Gallatin Peak – 11,015′ – Madison Range – Montana

    derek
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Climbing Gallatin Peak in the Spanish Peaks Near Big Sky, Montana Location: Gallatin Peak, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Madison Range, Montana Type: Peak Rating: Grade III Class 3 Trailhead: Lower North Fork (7,250′) Distance: 21 miles Time: 9 to 14 hours Elevation Gallatin Peak: 11,015′ | 3357 meters Total Vertical: 6,000′ Lat/Long: N45.36826° , W111.36579° Maps: Gallatin Peak, Lone Mountain ____________________________________ Gallatin Peak is the highest peak in the Spanish Peaks Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in the Madison Range of Montana. At…
  • Backcountry News You Should Know About – July 26, 2015

    derek
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    It’s the weekend. Grab a coffee, enjoy a lazy day, and find out what happened in the mountains this week. Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and more that we think you’d like to know about: Bison Attacks Woman Who Was Trying To Take Selfie With It In Yellowstone Park – CNN.com – It seems like there have been quite a few bison issues in YNP. Please don’t get too close to or mess with a wild bison. They hate selfies. TR: Lone Mountain Dutch Alpinist Falls To His Death During Ueli Steck’s 82 Summits Project –…
  • The Powderhound – The Faces of Dav – Episode 7

    derek
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Watch The Faces of Dav – Episode 7 – The PowderHound Episode 7 of The Faces of Dav starts with a great quote by Davenport, “You don’t have to go halfway around the world to find enjoyment in skiing. It’s anywhere you want to go. Skiing’s all about having fun.” Remember that next time you’re making turns. On this adventure, Davenport is joined by Daron Rahlves and Chris Benchetler to ski some powder in British Columbia – both inbounds at Revelstoke and heli skiing at CMH. Not bad skiing for early season conditions. Got to love BC!
  • Watch: The Meru Trailer

    derek
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Watch: The Meru Trailer Is climbing a mountain worth dying for? It depends. Meru is an award winning documentary starring world-class mountaineers Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Renan Ozturk. This is their journey as they attempt to climb the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in India’s Himalaya Range. Watch the trailer: Learn more about the Meru Film Meru will hit theaters on August 14, 2015. Find out if it’s showing near you here. Enjoy! ____________________________ Official Description From YouTube: In theaters August 14, 2015! http://www.musicboxfilms.com/meru…
 
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