In what is another chapter of this saga of the two giants trying to get the biggest slice of the cake, Vail Resorts adds Telluride as one of the resorts you can ski if you purchase the Epic Pass.
As per Vail Resorts website, they have entered a “long-term alliance” with Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado, adding it to the Epic Pass starting in 2018-19. The Epic Pass now offers access and benefits to a total of 46 mountain resorts worldwide.
I was very sad to hear that Warren A. Miller, the pioneer ski movies filmmaker has passed away yesterday. He was 93, but he did have a great life. He promoted the idea of ‘pure freedom’ that is associated with skiing. He was a self-taught filmmaker who started filming himself for an annual narrated ski movie shown in small theatres. Over the years, he continued narrating all his films, his voice is very warm, and recognisable. He makes fun out of skiing and is ok of making fun out of himself. His company, Warren Miller Entertainment, has produced more than 500 adventure sport films.
The New Standard in Passes. One Pass. 23 Destinations.
Alterra Mountain Company, the newly formed company by KSL Associates and Henry Crown Company – has finally released the name of its new 2018-19 pass product – the Ikon Pass, which will compete head to head with Vail’s EPIC pass.
North America’s top mountain destinations have joined together to offer skiers and riders the Ikon Pass uniting 12 destinations from Alterra Mountain Company and 11 premier destination partners.
“it’s a bit like having a wild stallion under your feet: the skis pivot ever so easily, they just love to play with the ground. and when you want to dig the edge in, the daemon’s right there, giving you instant bite into the snow whatever the terrain!” julien regnier
perfect blend of titanal and full reverse camber.
a very stable ski which goes in to action easily and efficiently due to the full reverse camber. the tonic effect of the flex is counterbalanced by the full reverse camber and allows the daemon to combine speed, bounce and easy handling. Continue reading “Spot on: Black Crows Skis”
The avalanche risk due to massive snowstorms have again prevented the access by road and rail to Zermatt ski resort. SWI – swissinfo.ch informs that Andermatt and Davos are also affected.
The police of Valais has asked everyone not to travel unless necessary in its territory. The Insitute of Investigation of Snow and Avalanches had elevated the danger of avalanches to the maximum level (5 “very high”) in all the north Cordillera of the Swiss Alps. A combination of very heavy precipitations and winds up to 130 km/h in the mountains have created a very insecure scenario for travel.
In the low lands, very big precipitations have considerably increased the risk of flooding and mudslides.
If you need to travel in the mountains, you can check our tips here.
The risk of avalanches (in the picture black and red, is level 5, the maximum) by this morning.
Now is not the time to go skiing off-piste please – you can check another grim article we covered on avalanche deaths in this region in Switzerland here.
After purchasing my two boys of 7 and 9 years old, the Roces ski boots that grow with their feet (I’ve written about this in this article) – I got tempted and got them now skis with bindings -(that will not need to be changed each season with a new pair of boots). At least I can get a couple of seasons of them!
Off we went to Finches Emporium, our local shop in Forest Hill, and as we took our adult skis to get their bases done there, we’ve decided to buy our kids’ skis in the same place and support our local businesses.
In order to both keep the International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism available for free download on the Internet and to ensure the sustainability of its yearly update, several individuals, companies and organisations get mobilised since 2016 and participate to the crowdfunding campaign. This support enabled up to now to cover about half of the investment in the preparation of the 2016 and 2017 reports.