Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a two-part series about Heather’s trip to Switzerland. Read up on the first leg of her trip to Aletsch Arena and Verbier here! Saas Fee – Head spinning skiing above 11,000′ I felt like a miner on my way into the dark mountainside shaft. But there’s light at… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part post about Heather’s trip to four Swiss ski areas. You can also read about her time at Saas Fee and Zermatt! On a Swiss Roll – Ski, Snowmobile & Drink in The Alps! Three trains, two trams, and a speedy snowmobile ride through a snowy village all… Read the rest of the post!
I unweighted my board and landed on my heel edge, and now again onto my toe edge, throwing turns quickly, rapidly, with purpose. I swept between trees, ducking under branches, willingly putting myself in danger on the face below Chair 22 at Mammoth Mountain. The dumping snow makes visibility imperfect, but after dropping down the… Read the rest of the post!
I first heard about the legendary big mountain freeriding and ski scene near Valdez, Alaska after watching a segment from Teton Gravity Research’s 2012 “Dream Factory.” “Dream Factory” tells the story of how bush pilot Chuck McMahan started flying his buddies up into the untouched peaks in his ski-equipped Supercub back in 1987. Heli skiing… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: We’re not suggesting you pull these pranks, and published the post with the intent they’d be taken with a grain of salt. We DO support spending time & having fun with your friends & family on the slopes… safely! Skiers and riders usually agree that there are no friends on a powder day. Once… Read the rest of the post!
I’ve skied and ridden from Newfoundland to New Zealand, Vermont to Vancouver, Great Britain to British Columbia, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Here are my top ten laws for skiers & riders – newbies and core, alike. Never ride a new lift during its first week of operation. Never ever… Read the rest of the post!
One of my favorite (and best-selling) ski photos I’ve shot was from an incredible trip to Antarctica last year. This photo in particular, has stirred questions such as, “What is skiing in Antarctica like?” or simply, “What is Antarctica like”? This ski shoot to the frozen continent, turned out to be extremely memorable. Yes, it… Read the rest of the post!
Hola, snow compadres! This week’s epic blog topic: top 5 mogul runs. There you are, sitting at the top of your favorite mountain. On your right side is the comfort and ease of a nicely groomed run, and on the left is a difficult and exhausting mogul run – what do you do? Shake and… Read the rest of the post!
Looking for a resort off the beaten path this winter? Maybe your kids really rip and you’re looking for a fun challenge? Maybe you’ve got tiny tots who want to ride like mom and dad? Or maybe you’re looking for a skiing-centric family retreat for a day or a weekend? Here are three resorts that… Read the rest of the post!