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Hilaree Nelson – Skiing above the clouds

The Himalayas, Nepal, fall 2018 It´s the morning of the last day of September and high above the clouds on the sunny top of Mount Lhotse at 8 516 m, two people are carefully putting their skis on. It´s a mere stone´s throw to Mount Everest, the highest mountain on the […]

Skiing, Uncategorized

PUSU Skis – Bringing Finnish ski building tradition in to the 21st century

As news about an upcoming  ski brand manufacturing innovative, award-winning skis in a farm, somewhere amidst the forests of Central Finland started to circle, it was time to investigate.    I´m standing in the parking lot, in front of a traditional Finnish barn, in the heart of the country´s lake district. It´s […]

Reviews, Road / Camping

Western Soul teepee tent – review

The variety of different tent options available today can be puzzling. While back in the day, you might have had the choice between a dome and a tunnel tent, now there are pop up and inflatable tents offering instant pitch, geodesic tents, and even tents designed to be pitched on […]

Skiing

Vagabond skier with a mission – Ahmet Dadali´s journey from N.Y. into the big mountains

It’s the beginning of December and thanks to a storm, that has brought 80 cm´s of fresh snow in the last 48 hours, Laax Ski Resort in the Graubünden Canton in Switzerland, has just opened it´s lifts. I’m standing above the treeline on a knoll, focusing on a skier above […]

Skiing

Sustainability, mass tourism and the cult of the real skier

The lore of real skiers and small ski areas that rock   Little ski areas rock, the mom-and-pop owned operations are keeping it real, saving the sport of skiing from McDonaldization by the evil empire, that the big ski resort corporations present. Although exaggerated a little, this is the lore […]

Skiing

The Digital Skiing Exerience

”The internet and gaming are our biggest threats”. The quote was made in a 2013 by Mike Douglas in a ski resort marketing website´s interview, where the freeski pioneer and producer of Salomon Freeski TV was asked to name the biggest challenge for the ski industry in the next coming 10 […]

Skiing, Uncategorized

The North Face Futurelight Story

 The Himalayas, Nepal, fall 2018   It´s the morning of the last day of September and high above the clouds on the sunny top of Mount Lhotse at 8 516 m, two people are carefully putting their skis on. It´s a mere stone´s throw to Mount Everest, the highest mountain on […]

Skiing

B.A.M. Pindung – the story of the Bavarian freeride binding

We´re sitting on sofas made out of pallets in a wooden ex-warehouse building in Oberaching, a small town with 13 inhabitants, some 15 km south of Munich, the capital of Bavaria. On my left is a workbench, but instead of a state-of-the-art espresso machine, standing behind is a row of […]

Skiing, Travel

Good times & deep lines at the Mimmi Freek´End in Pyhä, Lapland

From above, our group of skiers and snowboarders looks like a slowly moving pearl string necklace, as we navigate our way through snow-covered thin spruce trees to the Karhunjuomalampi wilderness hut, following the ski track laid by our guide Katja Heikkinen. The surrounding Pyhä National Park has received a foot-deep […]

Reviews

Ski Review: Chinese ski brand Stepsnow

The ISPO Munich held yearly in between the end of January and beginning of February in the capital of Bavaria, is arguably the biggest sports fair in the world. Dozens of halls filled to the brim with the latest offering by the biggest companies (and the occasional startups and SME´s) […]