Worth a watch: Tree shot pow in the Alps
For those Alps skiers that weren't trapped in Zermatt this week, the ski season has been pretty darn deep thus far. A few wily Frenchies took time this week to show us just how good it is. I'm pretty sure there's a Nickelback song in this edit, but other than that, this is a sweet way to spend the next seven minutes.
New Hampshire police denounce ski-skitching
There's so much snow on the East Coast that just about anywhere seems like a decent spot to get your two-plank on—just ask Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After a wave of skiers took to the streets towing behind their favorite vehicles, Portsmouth police have posted an official advisory condemning flatland skiing, and saying that they will ramp up efforts to curb the ski-skitching. Asked what type of penalty his department would hand out to renegade road riders in the future, Police Chief Robert Merner kicked some wisdom, "You can't arrest stupid."
P.S. Somebody please loosen this guys DIN.
Welcome to the World Cup One Ski
Bode Miller may have pioneered the technique in 2005, but Polish skier Pawel Babicki pushed the one ski movement further in Bormio last week, kicking a shoe after just 40 seconds, but still managing to finish the entire course a leg up (in the air, that is). The Pole finished dead last in the field of 67, but this is one participation medal that he won't soon forget.
Treehouses are the hottest thing in ski lodging
Forget your slopeside mega mansion Jacuzziplex, Whitefish is introducing the most hashtag-worthy resort lodging of the Wanderlust Generation: Slopeside treehouses. This season the Montana resort has begun renting out what it considers to be the world's first ski-in, ski-out treehouses, chalets plopped 30 feet up in the trees just a short ski from Chair 3. It's fair to mention that these aren't your typical neighborhood hideaways, as larger units sleep ten people and feature radiant floor heating for a casual $1,300 a night. Seems like an awful lot of money that could be spent on actually skiing but hey, maybe I'm just old-fashioned.
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