I wanted go far this summer, ski the untried countries. But it was not to be, because work. And because Peru was cancelled.
I had my finger on the button to book tickets, but called first. Unfortunately, the Pastoruri Glacier, located at the Parque Nacional Huascarán at an altitude of five kilometres, is suffering from global warming. They used to have skiing on the glacier, but it is melting so fast that they do everything to try and extend its remaining life. So skiing is no longer allowed.
Oh well. I'm taking a few days off to tour around European summer ski areas, starting with a weekend with Tero at Hintertux, Austria. We've just arrived, and it is raining, but I'm hoping the rain means fresh snow in tomorrow's sunny day!
I can also recommend the Neuhintertux hotel, which among other things provides backpacks for all customers in case they want to go hiking. Nice touch! And now I do want to go hiking, then sauna, so talk to you later!
I feel it is particularly suiting that I should write a piece on the aprés scene in my hometown of Salt Lake City. I’ve joked with many a person on the ski lift that the only reason I became a pro skier was to enjoy beers with friends after ski days. Whether or not that is 100% the truth or just 90%, I take my aprés extremely seriously, and know Ski City’s aprés options in and out. I am also passionate about Utah, and would like to dispel the incorrect rumor that Utah has a bad aprés
It was opening day, and Shawn Florence was excited to get back out on the hill. The Windsor, Ontario native and his girlfriend, Tiffany Laporte, drove across the U.S. border to Clarkson, Michigan, to Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort for the day. It started as a normal day on the hill, but it didn’t end that way. “The day of my accident was not much different than any other day on the slopes,” Florence told TGR. “I had been doing runs all day without any issue. The only major
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