If You Over-Think This, It Won’t Happen. From the folks at Jackson Hole and Teton Gravity Research, here’s what happened last spring on top of the famous Corbet’s Couloir.
You don’t need a gym. You can lunge around the neighborhood. Nick and Carol Bowling are enthusiastic senior-age Alta skiers who enjoy staying fit year round. They just added lunges to their pre-season fitness routine, and they’ve become lunge junkies. But there’s a learning curve to doing lunges correctly, and they’re still working on it. “Lunges use your own body weight[Read More…]
A Senior Skier Reflects On The Thinking Part of The Sport. Since I was five I’ve been on a voyage of self discovery through skiing that started at the ski areas of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada and grew to be an integral part of my life the older I became. Initially learning to ski on riverbank in Winnipeg[Read More…]
Still Doing Pow And Inspiring The Rest of Us As Junior Bounous celebrates his ninth decade, we salute his love of the sport and his motivation. His message to the rest of us is simple: “Keep moving!” Check. Thanks, Junior and have a great birthday. Here’s a short documentary produced by Snowbird that chronicles Junior’s trip down the Pipeline at[Read More…]
Shifting From Snow To Summer Activities? Beware Of This New Menace. We’re starting to hike or bike in the woods between the receding snowbanks here in New England. We’ve just learned that you better make sure you review your tick-avoidance-and-protection practices. Powassan virus is yet another tick-borne disease that, according to this new report from CBS, can be lethal. So, this is[Read More…]
Looking Back At A Cool, Cold Sport In Quebec. In February, we traveled to Quebec to visit the Winter Carnavale and the legendary ski resorts on the St. Lawrence, Mount Saint Anne and Le Massif de Charlevoix. The city was alive with thousands of people celebrating the brilliant cold and the many events of the Carnavale. One of these was[Read More…]
For Die-Hards, Here’s How To Keep Going. Signs that the season is ending are starting to sprout along with the crocuses. In the East, many areas will be closing this weekend; there’s still lots of snow on the ground, but many lift lines are nearly empty even on the weekend. Many skiers have had enough. Out West, conditions have been[Read More…]
Take An Aerial Tour Of The Himalayas. Teton Gravity Research, one of our favorite action sports movie makers, has captured the spirit of the mighty giants of the Himalayas. Using an advanced camera stablizer, this short, ultra HD video takes you up close and personal to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. Fasten your seat belt and pass the pop-corn.
A Blizzard Of Memories From Ski Industry Association Video. SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the ski trade association of suppliers to consumers. Think equipment manufacturers, clothing designers and providers, retailers, reps and media, everyone who gets the skier, boarder, X-Cer, backcountry adventurers and snowshoer out on the snow. SIA puts on global trade shows, publishes extraordinary research on market trends, advocates for the[Read More…]
Daredevil is becoming an -ism. Here’s yet another impossible run. We wonder if videos like this help recruit people to skiing or turn them off. It sure looks, um, well, risky. What do you think? Professional skiers Candide Thovex totally shreds Val Blanc.
Skiing En Masse Down A Mountain In The Buff Must Have Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time. We’d like to have at the conference table when the idea for this video came to up. Not sure where or when this took place, but thanks to Mountain Life magazine for bringing it the world and for Sweetgrass Productions for the[Read More…]
If You Need Some Inspiration To Get Out There, Here It Is. Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire looks deep in snow as of today. Wonderful and dramatic shots of a beautiful and venerable ski area. Credit White Mountains TV 16.
Now This Should Tighten You Up. Cody Townsend, professional free skier and athlete, takes on the most improbable ski run we’ve ever seen. The scene is a near vertical chute in Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, more like a elevator shaft than a ski run. This scene is a clip from Red Bull’s documentary, “Days of My Youth.” We are certain that[Read More…]
Free-skier Tom Wallisch corks it on New Zealand’s Tallest Mountain Some say skiing is flying with different expectations. Take a look at this short video from GoPro with professional free-skier Tom Wallisch down in En-Zed. Aside from the corkscrew flip, the view of these snow fields is breathtaking. By the way, winter in New Zealand is summer in the Northern[Read More…]
This one is not to be missed. My first Warren Miller film was in the early 50’s. That was when the Master, himself, was present to narrate each showing. You knew the season was starting when Warren rolled into town. I’ve seen many ski films over the years. After a while, despite camera tricks, ski gymnastics, and the latest soundtrack,[Read More…]