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Video: Birthday skitrip… bring your own snow!

This month's skiing was a bit of a challenge. Travel is difficult, unlike in August. Many of things that one could do were already done.

But, could I move some snow from the local ice skating rink to the ski slope, and then ski that?

Three hours later, I realized carrying snow was a bit of a work, but I had a line. A line that was thin but went maybe one third or one fourth of the slope, and had turns. A line that I was able to ski...

This article has also been published at Blogspot. See more Planetskier stories from TGR, Blogspot, and Planetskier.net. Photos, videos, and text (c) 2020 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.

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​VIDEO: Tof Henry and Seth Morrison Shred the Aiguille Du Midi To Pieces
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​VIDEO: Tof Henry and Seth Morrison Shred the Aiguille Du Midi To Pieces

​VIDEO: Tof Henry and Seth Morrison Shred the Aiguille Du Midi To Pieces

Well, it’s a magical time of year again. Sticky spring snow is being plastered to the sides of the mountains high above Chamonix, France just in time for the Aiguille Du Midi tram to re-open after a lengthy COVID hiatus. Of course, that means the locals are absolutely frothing to get after it, and that’s just what Tof Henry and Seth Morrison did on one of the biggest lines of them all: the Aiguille Du Midi’s Mallory Route. More of a climbing route than a ski line, it comes into rare condition

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​Kai Jones and Tim Durtschi Climb And Ski the Grand Teton
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​Kai Jones and Tim Durtschi Climb And Ski the Grand Teton

​Kai Jones and Tim Durtschi Climb And Ski the Grand Teton

Kai Jones’ progression in big mountain skiing isn’t slowing down, with the young gun spending the better part of the winter stacking clips in Jackson and Montana for the upcoming TGR film. To cap off the season, he just pulled off a descent that he’s been dreaming of for his entire life: skiing off the summit of the Grand Teton. Inspired by generations of legendary skiers in Jackson Hole, Kai teamed up with his close friend and mentor Tim Durtschi, as well as Jackson Hole Mountain Guides'

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Heli Skiing Legend Mike Wiegele Dies at 82
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Heli Skiing Legend Mike Wiegele Dies at 82

The ski industry has lost a legend. Last Thursday, Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing announced that their founder Mike Wiegele had passed away at the age of 82. For the last 50 years, Wiegele’s name was synonymous with the best feeling in the world: skiing bottomless, untouched powder. In 1970 this humble farm boy from Austria offered his first-ever heli guided ski trip in Valemont, BC. It was a wild and revolutionary idea, but Wiegele was certain that it would take hold despite the lack of initial