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Skiing: New snow in Utah

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As you can see from this great Telemark extreme skiing video by J.T. Robinson it has started to snow over in Utah.

Great filming, great sound, great snow, we are sooooo jealous.

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Weekend Activity: Look there’s snow

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Heavy snowfalls across Europe the last days and snow cover building up in many areas reminded us that its only a few more days before the lifts start running again. Here are two videos to warm you up for the new snow season soon to start in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.

The first one’s on a carnage at Fernie when about 150 people diving into Currie bowl at rope drop.

The second video is a great animation on the “dangers of snow” – about a bloodthirsty snow man hunting skiers and boarders.

Have fun.

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Video: Driving a car on a ski piste / snow park

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We had great fun skiing last August in NZ (see image on the right) and after driving up some of the roads to the ski areas there we do understand that a good 4W drive comes really handy.

But what Ken Block does with his Subaru in this video is quite unique. He’s driving down the piste jumping his rally car in the snow parks and “snakes” down on the boarders…

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Europe: Skiing season starts with record snow

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After a few seasons with very little snow this skiing season in Europe is starting with new records of snow heights.

The last days of massive snow falls throughout Europe – it was even snowing on some Spanish islands normally considered by many as a warm winter refuge – have brought amounts of snow to Austrian, German, Swiss and French resorts some of them have not seen for the whole season the last years and never been seen in November before.

While the US and Canada the last years where lucky with record snow heights, in Europe many resorts experienced “droughts” to the extend that in Switzerland the last two winters fire warnings had to be issues to prevent forest fires.

Lets hope this year will be different and it looks like it might be.

And people are desperate to go…

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Get your own Swiss ski resort for free

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The Swiss / Valais village Ernen is giving away their ski resort Erner-Galen for free. It’s not very large – only three lifts – but it will be yours if you agree to keep the currently 12 people on payroll and keep it open.

Together with the ski lifts you will also become the (proud) owner of 2 snow cats, a few snow canons and a license until 2017.

While rather low, the base / village is only at 1200m, the village is known for its “snow safety” into late spring. Currently they have about 1.5m snow at the peek but it is snowing now in Switzerland (after spring said hello since December…
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Winter: Ski-Cams around the World

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Good old web site “Earthcam.com” has a section with ski cams around the world online. The selection is a bit limited, but for the most popular ski resorts a link to the…

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