Week In Review: Skiing on Shrooms

Wanted: skier boyfriends, news in the Wasatch, and Winter Watch 2014

Skiing on Shrooms!
Not really, but this is what it’d be like, right? RIGHT?! Thanks Holland, for completely blowing my mind on a Friday.

ONE Wasatch moves forward with lift plans
While the focus in Utah is on Vail’s massive takeover of Park City Mountain Resort, the plan to connect seven of Utah’s major peaks moved forward this week with the release of a revised map detailing two of the three lift connectors in its controversial Ski Link plan. The new map proposes a lift from Alta base area up popular backcountry zone Grizzly Gulch where it would link with Solitude’s Honeycomb Canyon, and another would connect Brighton’s Great Western Lift with Park City. The third connector, one spanning between Park City and Canyons is scheduled to be announced later on this month, making this whole thing start to feel a little more real. DeerParkSolBrighTaBird is for the children!

One Wasatch unveils new map with chairlift placement.
One Wasatch unveils new map with chairlift placement.

Winter Watch 2014: Rob Heule already seeking pittage in Calgary
Cut it out Instagram, you’re giving me the FOMO again.

New York women seeking Craigslist boyfriends for ski trips
Two 20-somethings from the Big Apple have upped the snow bunny ante by seeking true love on the slopes via everybody’s favorite digital bulletin board, Craigslist. According to the ad, in addition to ski trips, potential mates should be down to “take selfies in Patagonia vests” and have a “chill group of bro friends.” Can’t knock the hustle here, ladies, and good luck with Ken Kaniff from Connecticut.

The ultimate Montana ski movie
Two years in the making, a crew of Montana skiers out to reap the cold smoke bounty of the Big Sky State while protecting its endangered wilderness have finally put out an unreal trailer to their forthcoming film, Land of No Use. If it’s not already on your radar, throw it up there. This is a quirky flick were pretty jazzed for.

From Jibbin to Kelly—Sildaru releases new edit
Nothing like a pair of ripping 12-year-olds to make you feel inferior in the terrain park. P.S. How long has Kelly Sildaru been 12!? Is she the Danny Almonte of skiing? Just kidding, we love you Kelly.

Meanwhile in South America…
Las Leñas loves big dumps.

Pre-season gear tests: Helmets
This guy knows what works, and you can’t fault that enthusiasm.