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Mountains as seen from space , good point well made, Skier v drone: who's faster? + 11-year-old freeskier hits the gnarliest slopes. NEW & UPDATED



See here for a flavour of what it is all about from October's ramble.

MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

AS SEEN FROM SPACE

Now we all like images of the mountains.

But check these ones out.

A selection taken by NASA from the International Space station and the Space Shuttle in recent years.

Stunning.

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SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

WINTER APPROACHES

It's getting closer to that time of year again.

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FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

SKIER v DRONE

So, which can travel faster - a skier or a drone?

Not just any old skier - the Olympic bronze medallist, Victor Muffat-Jeandet.

And not just any old drone pilot - against two times World Drone Racing Champion, Jordan "Jet' Temkin.

The course - dual slalom.

 

MEANWHILE IN AUSTRIA...

Marco Seitner's recipe for his perfect ski day in the Tirol's Zugspitz ski region.

He runs the Lermoos Alpinschule, but each day he makes sure he takes time to enjoy the mountains.

Zugspitz ski area seems to be a 'hidden gem', great for family skiing and offering value for money.



THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

WOW!

Kai Jones is a seriously good freeskier.

He's also just 11-years-old.

We doubt you've ever seen anything quite so impressive in someone so young.

Last season he was filmed taking on the gnarliest of routes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

This is the result just posted by Teton Gravity Research.

Watch and enjoy.......




WILL SMITH SKIS IN DUBAI

We've done it at PlanetSKI.

We've even brought you video footage.

But this film is a bit more Hollywood than our efforts.

Watch and enjoy as American actor Will Smith goes skiing in Dubai ...





WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

THE EAGLE FLIES IN TO SUPPORT CALGARY OLYMPIC BID

Eddie ‘The Eagle' Edwards has been drafted in to boost the troubled Calgary Winter Olympic bid.

The former ski jumper - real name Michael Edwards - came to fame when he competed for Britain at the last Winter Games to be held in Calgary in 1988.

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Campaigners who want the city to bid for the 2026 Olympics arranged for him to attend a rally this week.

The Calgary Herald says he spoke to reporters as he arrived at the airport.

"I think Calgarians in 1988 were so proud to host the OlympicsGames and it was such a special Olympics," he said. 

"I'm very biased because I loved it and it was my first, it was my dream to get there.

"But is was a fantastic Olympics - the Jamaican bobsled team and myself."

The decision on whether Calgary will stay in the race is on a knife-edge.

A referendum of city residents is due to be held on Tuesday next week, 13th November.
We wonder whether any will be swayed by our Eddie....

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TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

SHIFFRIN KEEPING SHTUM

It's mid-term election day in the USA but the leading ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin has no intention of revealing how she's voting.

The double Olympic and three-time World champion says she's too scared to make her views public because of what she calls a "toxic" political climate.

"If the whole political climate wasn't as toxic then maybe it would be more attractive," she says in an interview with CNN's Alpine Edge.

"Maybe it would be easier for me to be proud of voting and be able to say, 'Yeah, I voted for this person and here's why,' and not feel like I'm going to get totally hammered for that."

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The 23-year-old has seen teammates come in for criticism on social media for airing their views.

They include Lindsey Vonn who was attacked for saying that she would refuse to go to the White House if invited after the Winter Olympics in February.

Since doing the interview, Shiffrin has revealed on Facebook that, although she toyed with the idea of not voting, she has sent her ballot off.

Job done.

SNOW SENDS US CRAZY

Here's another way to er, enjoy snow :-)




MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

MOGUL FACTS

We could argue about the exact percentages, but hard to disagree with the general idea:

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And while we are on the subject of fair or good points being made well:

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SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

BEAR DETERMINATION



OUCH!

It appears cross-country skiing is more dangerous than it first looks.



FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER

20-YEAR OLD GETS THE DREAM JOB

Jackson Lebsack from Montana in the USA will fly to seven countries on three continents this winter.

He will ride at more than one dozen resorts served by the Epic Pass, offered by Vail Resorts.

He will be given the latest video equipment and will need to document his experiences at each of the resorts he visits.

And he gets paid $10,000 for doing it.

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Over the course of two months, he will visit resorts in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France and Japan.

And here is his job application:

THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER

GUESS THE RESORT

Right then, where is this?

It is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world seen from an unusual angle.

We spotted it on social media and thought it worth reproducing.

If you know the answer then feel free to comment on our Facebook page.

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No cheating please.Wink


MOGUL MADNESS

Moguls - most people either love them or hate them.

Wonder what emotion this skier has:

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