Yo, Tahoe, Cool Your Tips
Surely the most unreal powder edit of the season so far, one amateur cellphonist bravely captured opening bell at Alpine Meadows after last week's massive storm cycle. The result? Pure, fricking madness. In what can only be compared to the gazelle stampede in the Lion King, this large uphill party shred is a firm reminder that you're probably never going to score first tracks in North Lake. Ski cool, Tahoe.
Lone Peak Tram Record Falls; Big Sky Counters with 8-seater Chair
Late, but not forgotten, while Lindsey Vonn was trolling Twitter for a Valentine, one man expressed his singular affection in a different kind of way, skiing Big Sky's beloved Lone Peak Tram not once, not twice, but 35 times in a day. Fifty-year-old Rob Leipheimer ticked off an average of five tram laps an hour, or approximately 51,000 vertical feet on Valentine's Day, breaking the previous record of 31 that stood for nearly 20 years. That's dedication, homes.
Not to be outdone, Big Sky announced yesterday they would be installing the first eight-person chairlift in North America. The highspeed eight-pack, called Ramcharger 8, will come with heated seats and "Big Sky blue" bubbles and cruise skiers up Andesite Mountain in bulk. The question remains, can everyone count to eight in the lift line?
YLE is RLY Good at Skiing
Wiley Miller has been carving his signature style into the mountains for a minute now, but it's always nice to be reminded that the big mountain style ninja is still crushing it. This time around, that reminder equates to five minutes of exposed lines, tree taps, and an all-mountain trick parade. Feast your eyes, and all hail the YLE.
Ski the Beast: Spring into Winter
As the East Coast gets clobbered by its latest Nor'Easter, Ski the East just wants to remind us all that they don't need a powder day to have a good time. But, like, powder always helps.