I used to gauge the arrival of winter by the first snowflake. Now, it starts when “The Ski Journal” lands here at WildSnow HQ.
It’s got to be tough to keep a high-end graphics intense publication like this going. I’m glad they do. I’d hate it if winter never arrived.
This issue of “The Ski Journal” pulls all the stops and full speed ahead. Lots of content for those of you who cross from park to pow. Indeed, you have to give these guys the prize for glisse egalitarianism. You like heli skiing? Check out the article about Jet A powered turns in Iceland. You new school? A biography of Brad Holmes will fuel your lust for rounding out your signed poster collection. Wondering about the mysterious and now legendary Bralorne, British Columbia? Now you can find it, but you’ll still have to watch out for the mine shafts if you go backcountry skiing there. Ski alpinism your gig? A little jaunt on Shishapangma will whet your appetite — and might even convince you to skip the incredibly iffy and downright dangerous hassle of trying to ski 8,000 meter peaks. Oh, and I almost forgot. Have an artistic bent? Check out skier Anthony Boronowski’s artwork. In all, impressive.
A subscription is one of the ultimate Christmas gifts for the adventure skier in your life. And yes, Virginia, this is a shameless plug for something we like.
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.