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September 22, 2008

New Issue of the Ski Journal

From the Ski Journal website:

Where should we start? In 1950s Communist Poland, you say? Okay! Contributor Majka Burhardt pokes fun at her father, who grew up skiing the Soviet-occupied Karkonosze mountains in eastern Europe, for making her wear bad pants as a child on the slopes of Buck Hill, Minnesota 30 years ago (she's still recovering). Take our word for it: if you see an older guy skiing down the mountain with pink flagging tape strapped to his backpack, get out of the way.

From there we venture to the batting cages and handrails of modern Salt Lake City, where photographer Erik Seo sets up shop to capture some of the most amazing urban skiing imagery you'll ever see. His work decorates this issue's Gallerie. Multi-talented freeskier Lynsey Dyer is the subject of an extended feature that showcases her considerable artistic side. Ever wanted to go heli-skiing in Greenland? Via words and pretty pictures, we'll take you there. As well as back in time to circa 1975 when Hexcel Skis were the sticks to own. Inventor Hub Zemke fondly recalls the good ol' days of honeycomb and pre-preg.

No issue is complete without a trip to Canada. Contributor Lisa Richardson checks in with Nelson, B.C.'s Bill and Dave Heath surrounding the filming of Bill's movie Nine Winters Old. Patagonia's Volcan Lanin makes a rare appearance (it's usually shrouded in clouds), and yes, you can surf and ski in the same day on Hawaii's Big Island. We have pictures to prove it.

Did I mention how much I love the Ski Journal? Gorgeous pics to get you ready for the season.

Posted by Justin at September 22, 2008 11:34 AM

Comments

I've never picked up a copy of Ski Journal before, but I will now. Thanks for the heads up Justin.

I've just discovered Netflix has Warren Miller movies so that's where I've been getting my fix recently.

Rich

Posted by: Rich at September 25, 2008 08:35 PM