Week In Review — The Future Of Skiing: Motorcycle Helmets?

Sam Favret drops bomb! Ski area murder mystery! Balloon skiing!

Motorcycle helmets are the new ski helmets
As if skiers needed another reason to get made fun of for questionable fashion choices. Thanks, Electric.

Tight, guys.
Tight, guys.

Hype Alert: New Sam Favret teaser is fire!
Sammy Carlson may have won his third straight X Games Real Ski Backcountry gold, but 2014 contender Sam Favret was busy lighting the mountains on fire with his newest project, Backyards. The trailer just dropped, and if the Frenchman’s ski sequences don’t give you that good old fashioned tingly feeling, I just don’t know what will.

Understand ‘The Big Picture’
We won’t call it “wasting time,” we’ll call it “reinvesting time.” Make a smart Internet decision and add Parker White and Chris Logan’s final episode of “The Big Picture” and all of the switch pow landings that go with it to your portfolio today. Sincerely yours, Internet Skiing Market Expert.

Bear wanders into Montana high school because…Montana
Get more Montana than this? You can’t. Bozeman High School had a bit more than hall monitors to worry about this week when students discovered a black bear wandering the halls. Luckily, the bear was shooed out by local law enforcement and no one (including the bear) was hurt. Silly black bear, everyone knows Montana is Griz Country (sorry, Montana State, it was too easy).

And he replied, ‘I will take care of the snow, but you will have to pack your own bowls’. —Out of Context Facebook Quote of the Week

Swedish ski area takes in Syrian refugees
Riksgränsen, the Swedish ski town that played home to JP Auclair’s “Mute Heard ‘Round the World,” is making a different sort of headline this week, taking in hundreds of refugees from war-torn Syria. For the 600 new Swedish residents, the northernmost ski area in the world is a bit of a culture and system shock, but who knows, maybe there’s a few future skiers in the bunch.

SoCal ski area turns into murder scene
One Southern California ski area got a little more excitement than it bargained for when its preseason preparations turned into a murder investigation this week. According to the Kern Golden Empire, a 50-year-old man was found in a shallow grave near Alta Sierra Ski Area, and was apparently the victim of a convoluted murder plot that involved his runaway daughter and her male accomplices. The man was a longtime employee of the ski area.

Aerosmith drummer opening ski restaurant in Maine
Joey Kramer, drummer of Aerosmith fame (ever heard of them?) has decided to bring his talents to the ski hill, opening up a themed eatery across the parking lot from Maine’s Sunday River resort, reports the Portland Press Herald. The 65-year-old has teamed with former Sunday River owner and current Balsams Resort developer Les Otten to create the Rockin’ and Roastin’ Café and Restaurant, which in addition to serving up all three meals, will also feature some original Aerosmith memorabilia and space for live music. Really hoping the stars align here for a gratis ski resort Aerosmith tour. Here’s to hoping.