First The Off-Season, Now The Opposite Season
Summer skiing is in full effect across North America. While Killington closed down its extended year by letting people ski through mud to reach patches of moguls, Jackson Hole opened its tram for the summer, allowing backcountry skiing off Cody Peak, and skiers like contributor Erme Catino are still skinning hot pow laps up at Alta. Mt. Hood's Palmer Glacier skiing is now also in full swing. Arapahoe Basin is opening for one final hurrah this weekend and Washington's Crystal Mountain still has three more weekends of skiing to go. With southern hemisphere season just around the corner, we’ll never have to stop skiing in 2013.
Adam Delorme 2013 Season Edit
A week or so after blowing minds with a single trick, AD drops his season edit. Pure madness, again.
Breck’s Peak 6 Gets Green Light
Construction will soon begin on Breckenridge's expansion to Peak 6. Vail Resorts (who we're sure you heard just signed a deal to lease The Canyons from Talisker for 50 years at $25 mil/year http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_23344437 ) reached a deal with conservation groups worried about the effect on the habitat of the threatened lynx residing in the area.
Andreas Fransson Video Coming Soon
...And then there's also this kind of skiing.
"Town" Of Jumbo Approves Jumbo Glacier Resort
Jumbo Glacier Resort, the behemoth ski area that's been advocated for a remote and glacier-strewn section of interior British Columbia for over 20 years, won approval for development this week by the council of the Jumbo Mountain Resort Municipality. The municipality was set up due to the fact that no living, breathing human beings occupy the area in which the resort is to be built, so British Columbia appointed a council to represent the theoretical populace. The resort is nothing if not controversial, given its place among a bevy of established competitors, development scale, and distance from potential customers.
Memorial Day Madness
Oh yeah, Whiteface, New York, got 34 inches of snow over Memorial Day weekend. So there's that.
Poor Giray Dadali. The nerd engineer younger brother of Ahmet Dadali, a hammer-throwing Park City local in his own right, had the worst luck this past season. A week after he finished school and quit his job to ski, he tore his AC joint. After recovering from that, he shattered his pelvis at Bear Mountain's War Of Rails contest. Despite not being able to catch a break, Giray was still able to land a heap of good tricks this winter.