Week in Review — Ridiculously Cute Ski Dog Being Ridiculously Cute

Real World Whistler! Make room for the Weak! Tahoe dump squad!

Ridiculously cute ski dog being ridiculously cute
Ok, let's play the good old "Whoever Smiles First Loses" game. Ready…set…aww shucks, I'm out.

Woman finds 'stolen items' in ski boots 16 years later
Capping off another absurd week in ski news, a woman was reunited with family heirlooms 16 years after she considered them stolen, when they turned up in an old pair of ski boots she had donated to the local thrift shop. Pamela Sampson, 69, placed a diamond and sapphire necklace, brooch, and ring in the boots, and simply forgot about them. She seems like the kind of lady who leaves the remote in the fridge, if you know what I mean, but hey! Skiing saves the day once again.

Ian Compton's The Weak stays strong
I've strayed from posting Ian Compton's webisode The Weak recently, but this video is a reminder of why it'll always be on my favorites tab. Wooden rails, grinding abandoned T-bar lines, and Woodstock reunion parties, Compton's ability to tap the down home East Coast ski culture while keeping things fresh on the freeski front, is pretty friggin' awesome. Check this out.

Paul McCartney's ex breaks speed ski record
After being disqualified from last year's Paralympics, Heather Mills restored some of her ski reputation this week, breaking the world record for fastest female amputee on skis after reaching the 103.6 mph mark in Vars, France. The former model has been competing on the adaptive circuit since losing the lower half of her left leg in a motorcycle accident, and has had a relatively successful career in alpine skiing until a dispute over her racing prosthesis ruled her ineligible for last year's Paralympic Games in Sochi.

Tahoe remembers what snow looks like
California had a brief glimmer of hope this week, as winter returned for a foot deep curtain call across the Mammoth and Tahoe regions. Powder Fever was in full effect, but most everyone scored enough turns to keep them hungry for next season. Yeah buddy.

Legendary Telluridian Peter Inglis dies in avalanche
With heavy hearts we report that Telluride legend and mountain guide Peter Inglis passed away in an avalanche incident this week in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska. According to reports the veteran guide and avalanche forecaster experienced triggered a cornice failure in low visibility. Thoughts go out to family, friends, and the Telluride community.

Real World Whis: Ski instructor reality show coming to Whistler
Mainstream television network Bravo has announced a new ski instructor reality show based in Whistler Village. That's right, soon to be a reality (show) is Apres Ski, a show about, "instructors from all over the world vying for jobs on the mountain to showcase their expertise while delivering the premiere experience to their demanding clientele," while, "seeking thrills both on and off the mountain." I hope Bravo knows what it's getting into, and that most of its footage is likely to center around Wednesday nights at Buffalo Bill's. Let's just pray they have a good camera insurance policy, yikes.