With delivery dominating the food, restaurant, and retail industries at the moment, the time-saving trend is gradually infiltrating to ski areas. Pizza delivery has always proliferated, especially in resorts peppered with self-catering accommodation. But ski businesses are branching out to deliver more creative meals, groceries, wines, ski/ride rental equipment, and all the bulky things that are difficult for families to bring such as cribs, cots, strollers, highchairs, and toys.
Between work, skiing, climbing, training and whatever other activities you have on the go, there isn’t much time (and energy) left to go out for a classic date. If you’re like me and your partner also loves all of the above past times, you usually adventure together. But hiking uphill, sweaty and determined to get as many fresh lines in as possible, doesn’t leave much room for romance.
Patagonia ambassador Nicholas Wolken spent the past two seasons enjoying what nature had to offer only a train ride away from the town where he grew up. The result is Close to Home. The eight-minute short follows Nicholas and fellow Patagonia ambassador Forrest Shearer as they stay in a family friend’s alpine hut in Fideriser Heuberge and surrender to simplicity. As Nicholas puts it, “In snowboarding, less is more.”
The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few people ever venture into the true wilderness. After months of preparation, Martina and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300km journey from Squamish, BC to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness.
Have you ever seen a dog riding a chairlift? How about a dog skiing next to its owner? Or even crazier, a dog being long-lined under a helicopter? These are just a few of the skills that make avalanche dogs… Super canines!
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Never Ever Days is the ultimate beginners’ package for anyone who’s ever considered trying skiing or snowboarding; providing everything you need – equipment rental, beginner lift ticket, and a lesson – for just $25.
The Canadian Lift Pass Program offers a limited opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to purchase packages of lift passes at a substantially reduced price. Tickets are transferable and quantities are limited so purchase yours today!