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 freshness. I also love waking up to either a new fresh coat of snow on the ground or the birds chirping in the nice cool summer daylight. Snowboarding at the Vail Ski resort has the prettiest snow and such fresh powder that it feels like heaven on Earth.…
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…
The first thing that catches my eye is the mountains. As I sit on the highest point of the hill I am surrounded by mountains. The walk from my dorm is definitely the worst part and most painful part. Although the walk is a leg killer it is the greatest view I might ever experience. Sitting on the bench I have realized that the hill is more than a hill with a bench. This is an escape, it was a place to go to relax, to clear your head, and to just get away from all the chaos. I am the kind of…
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Cycle Meets Snow: Hitting the Slopes in a Brand New Way
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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…
Have you ever tried snowboarding? If you have,then great,but if you haven’t,these are some reasons why you should AT LEAST try it. Why not?The chance of getting hurt is 2-4/1000 each day.And, some of the most skilled people of the world (at anything) had to take the risk of actually trying it a first time and pushing through with it. Finally,don’t try once and quit.You have to push to get better at anything,including snowboarding.
Why should you try?Snowboarding is a awesome,cool,fun sport.It…
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…
Mountaineers are small black dots on the peaks of mountains to onlookers. A mountaineer is an athlete who summits the peaks of mountains for sport. Through the lens of Lesile Stephen, British mountaineer turned author of the book “The Playground of Europe”, this essay defines the characteristics of those who start at 3:00 A.M. to summit peaks of mountains before noon, braving wind, ice, glaciers, and the lights the Alps have to offer.
Stephen compares mountain climbing as a sport to formal…