It was great weather, and the evening lights actually made the weather less of an issue. But most importantly, it was even more fun because my friend Heidi happened to be in town and joined me on the trip. Very nice!
Hammarbybacken is run by the way by the same people who run Åre and a few other nordic ski areas. But Hammarbybacken is right in the middle of the city, it was fun to see the city buildings underneath from the ski slope. And despite the fog, the night lights made the visibility great.
Worth another trip some day. And maybe also visit the other ski hill in Stockholm,Ekholmsnäsbacken that Heidi told me about. That one would also be even closer to my office in Kista.
We hear the scary stories. We see the sobering signs posted around every resort. But maybe you haven't seen just how terrifying a tree well can really be, even at the base of a smaller tree. Hopefully this informative post from CMH Heli Skiing will remind you that it's not only avalanches we have to worry about in and out of bounds. RELATED: A Successful Tree Well Rescue at Sun Valley Tree wells form when snow accumulates around the base of a tree but doesn't fill in the
Little Cottonwood Canyon and Alta Ski Resort in Utah have been having quite the week. A natural avalanche inundated Alta's parking lot last week and the ski resort just surpassed 400 inches of snow this season, with eight new inches to top it off. These additional few inches kicked off a massive avalanche that came barreling over a cliffside across the street from Alta yesterday. RELATED: Natural Avalanche Sweeps Through Alta Parking Lot No one was injured in the slide, but the Utah
Three people have sadly passed away this weekend in two separate incidents in Colorado: two people in an avalanche and one as the result of a fall. The two avalanche fatalities bring the season total up to 16 in the state. RELATED: Vail Skier Dies After Freak Chairlift Accident The two victims were riding motorized snowbikes with a friend when all three were caught in a large avalanche. The third person was able to dig themselves out of the debris near the top but the other two were carried