One cure for jetlag is denial. You “sleep” for a night, get up, and go skiing even though your body thinks you should still be deep in the land of REM. Espresso helps, as does a stiff breeze at the summit of a mountain. Don’t try this on a chairlift, however, as you might nod off and take a plunge. Ski touring works well, as you’re always moving under your own power. The Kitzbuhel and Innsbruck area ski touring locations we normally visit here in Austria are sparse in snow cover, so yesterday we did a long drive south over Brenner Pass to the Sud Tirol portion of the Alps (Italy, near border with Austria), where a more normal snowpack is yielding what I call “low Alps” powder. Check it out.
More about the big peaks we were gazing at.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.