Colorado weighs mandatory snow chains bill on I-70
Well, it's about dang time (and way too late for this season), but it looks like the Colorado state legislature is close to passing a bill requiring drivers on the ski-trafficked stretches of I-70 to have chains or AWD every day from September to May. While chains are required for snowy days, this new bill would enforce the chain requirement all winter long and will carry hefty fines for those found without.
The bill passed its third reading in the Senate Monday and will now head back to the House. Meanwhile, we’ll all just be sitting here—waiting.
Worth a watch: Cody Townsend explains dramatic alpine rescue
As many of you are all well aware of, big mountain skier Cody Townsend has set off on an ambitious mission to ski 50 of the most iconic lines in big mountain skiing, a project he has dubbed, "The Fifty." While, each episode is worth a watch, a bonus episode this week detailing a dramatic mountain rescue on Joffre Peak in B.C. is a particularly intense and informative watch. Townsend and ski partner Bjarne Salen are faced with some pretty tough decisions in order to keep a third skier alive, and basically, everything gets really real, really quick. Take a quick step off the stoke train, and pay this video some attention.
Adaptive skier slays rails
Well, color me impressed. Sit-ski phenom Trevor Kennison is re-inventing the adaptive freeski game, sliding rails and hitting hips like it's no big thing. These are legitimate 50-50 slides on metal rails people—not a whole lot of margin for error. Kudos to you, Kennison, and keep the footy coming.
Patagonia suing Anheuser Busch for beer lookalike
Patagucci is sticking it to the man this week, going after barley pop powerhouse Anheuser Busch and a beer that appears to ride the coattails of the popular outdoors brand's name. Patagonia has filed a complaint in U.S. district court, saying that AB is marketing its own Patagonia Brewing Company with an eerily similar logo to the original brand, hocking their wares at Colorado ski resorts and adding branded swag in what Patagonia is saying is a cheap attempt to steal with its brand following with a cheesy disguise. Patagonia, of course, has its own beer, so this whole thing gets pretty dang confusing, pretty quick.