largely protected from by Canada’s Federal Government. The National Park Act protects and strictly regulates development to protect Canada’s wildlife. In Jasper only 3% of the land has been developed. Amongst the Development are the town of Jasper, and the Marmot Basin ski area. The advantage of this proposal is the environmental development due to the area being protected. The fact that 97% of the area in Jasper park is protected by the National Parks Act allows the wildlife to flourish making it very azzttractive to ecotourists which makes it also help the social development. However, the economic development suffers. This is due to the lack of useable land for development. This causes the problem of having to upgrade and use already existing buildings which makes businesses which need more space suffer. There is no good economic development in Jasper due to the national park area (Parks Canada Writing Team) (Parks Canada Writing Team ) (Parks Canada Writing Team…
Mammoth Lakes is a beautiful resort town located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. The town was officially incorporated in 1984, but has been a hub for outdoor recreation since the late 1800’s. It was originally known as Mammoth City a small mining camp founded by the Mammoth Mining Company in 1878. At one time there was over 1,500 people living in the camp, but when the mining company shutdown, only ten people remained. The town remained almost empty up until the early 1900’s when visitors heard…
Vail, Colorado, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Also, one of my favorite places to travel. I always get so excited to go to there with my dad’s side of my family. My dad is one out of seven children of Grandma and Grandpa Clawson and they have over 40 grand children. With this big of family, we obviously have such a fun time together no matter what type of vacation it is.
Almost everything about Vail is amazing. I love waking up to the smell of camp fire or just beautiful mountain…
temperature of about eight degrees Fahrenheit. The weather was absolutely perfect for winter sports, and I was extremely excited to feel the fresh powder that fell from the night before. Today marks the first day of my snowboarding lessons and I could not wait to begin snowboarding. I rushed to put my snowboarding gear on, and then I travelled the short distance to the local resort just outside the condo my parents had rented. I arrived at the resort and immediately met up with my instructor.…
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Man on ski slope with snow bikeIt’s a blue bird day—sun shining, no clouds in sight—and the snow beneath your blades is like satin. You got first chair and are ready to feel the wind up against your jacket. But there’s no need to…
In the article “The Great Pleasure Project” on SkiMag, Tim Neville writes about his trip to North Korea for its newly opened ski resort. Neville is taking the risky, yet a worthwhile journey into the land of mystery covered in media stereotypes. Utilizing contrast and contradiction, the author writes about nothing that could be called pleasurable and so little about skiing to defy what the readers will be expecting. Seeing the article, SkiMag followers and fans of travel writing are looking…
One of Austria's hidden skiing gems Serfaus is set on a sunny plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley along with two sister villages: Fiss and Ladis. With the smell of dung, a pretty church, and wooden chalets the village is typically Tyrolean. Serfaus holds the distinction of being the only resort in Europe with an underground railway – a two-carriage train with four stops meant to reduce traffic and transport tired youngsters with several skis and poles. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is one of the top ski…
My best friend and biggest fan.
Traveling through the mountains
that are pregnant with a winter breeze,
a light grey haze slowly forces itself
into my line of sight.
As we travel at this remarkable speed,
the haze becomes brighter and brighter,
slowly engulfing more and more
of my surroundings.
With each passing second,
everything that I see forms one image.
They become the spectacle that is my future.
I’m still young and have no way
to interpret what I have seen.…
No Barriers Reflection
Imagine every sport you love playing being ripped away from you. One day, you’re able to hike up mountains to see a breathtaking view, and the next you can’t see two inches in front of you. This is exactly what happened to Erik Weihenmayer right before his first year of high school. Although he didn’t go blind out of the blue, it was still as if the Earth had shifted from right beneath him. Erik always new his juvenile retinoschisis would one day claim his vision, but…
A Snowboarders nightmare
I was a kid about ten black hair and was so cool...ish. I was heading to a mountain a big white snowy mountain full of nerds. Just kidding there were cool. The First time I ever snowboarded I got lost. About two years ago was packing my bags in my room getting ready for my first snowboarding trip. I was double checking everything in my bag to make sure i had everything I needed, Gloves, hand warmer, goggles, helmet, and so on. Then it was time to leave. I was sitting in…