Getting Angry Out There
February 1, 2021
While we like to think of our sport as serene and peaceful, every once in a while there is some anger out there. Sharing odds and ends in ski news you may have missed from this past week.
California Snowstorm – as predicted (see our article CA Mother of All Storms) this past week’s California storm came through. Mammoth was the big winner with over 100 inches of snow over three days.
A Sore Loser – Of all the snow sports, cross country skiing should not be a contact sport. However, one Russian athlete decided otherwise over his frustration in finishing second in a recent race costing his whole team to be disqualified – watch here
Under Appreciated Ski Patrollers – Unionized ski patrollers at several Vail resorts are frustrated with current working conditions and are protesting.
Frenchmen seeking ski season – The 2020/2021 ski season has yet to start in France given the strict Covid regulations in place in the country. Authorities had previously given the ski areas some hope that starting February 1, they could fire up the lifts, but with Covid still not under control, French authorities have decided this is not to be.
Crowding the Swiss – And with the French resorts closed, the neighboring Swiss resorts are suffering from overcrowding.
Unstable Eastern Snow – While rare, eastern avalanches do happen, particularly in the Mt. Washington New Hampshire area. With the east finally getting several serious storms there was a scary incident last week in Tuckerman’s Ravine.