Archive for the ‘Worldwide’ Category

The world’s toughest downhill ski course in 3D- Red Bull Streif

No Glasses needed! – The ‘Streif’ in Kitzbuehel (Austria) is the world’s toughest downhill course: Watch this video and race down 800m (2820ft) altitude in less than two minutes, at speeds of up to 88 mph. In the 3D menu choose cross-eyed mode to view 3D without glasses. Cross your eyes until you see [...]

Indoor Ski Resort! Ski Slope Mount The Mall of the Emirates!

Yes, its true- Dubai is home to an indoor ski slope and indoor ski mountain resort! In the Middle East and Gulf region it can reach over 115 degrees outside but skiers of all ages enjoy the ski mountain and snowballs here year round. Also known for the Tiger Woods Golf Tournament and… Video Rating: [...]

Video: The North Face High Country Heli

The North Face High Country Heli 2011 on Vimeo on Vimeo via The North Face High Country Heli 2011 on Vimeo. The North Face High Country Heli 2011 The North Face NZ Team jump in a heli and go for a spin in the high country outside of Wanaka hoping to ski the southeast face [...]

Heli-Skiing in Iceland

Heli-Skiing in Iceland – SKI Magazine Check out the Ski Magazine photo gallery. Matthias Giraud and friends heli skiing in Iceland. Better get it before it gets warmer in the arctic! Iceland is far north, and high on my list of exotic heli-skiing vacations. As indicated in the article, which is linked below, Skíðadalur, a heli-skiing [...]

New Zealand Heli Skiing & Heli Boarding

Alpine Heli Ski – New Zealand Heli Skiing The Heli Skiing business appears to be a very competitive in New Zealand. Photos from the websites of various New Zealand Heli Skiing outfitters, many of whom are included in the links, clearly demonstrate that New Zealand qualifies as an exotic vacation destination! Alpine Heli Ski , Queenstown [...]

World Heli Challenge 2011

World Heli Challenge 2011 The World Heli Challenge recently brought together a handful of top heliski and heli-boarding athletes from around the globe to compete in helicopter accessed competition. According to event organizers, the stated goal of this competition was to find out which athlete was the best “all rounder” by combinin free-ride and free-style [...]

Heli-skiing targets intermediate skiers

Heli skiing targets intermediate skiers Check out the following from MSNBC. It makes sense to target intermete skiers. There are a lot more of them! But is this a good idea? The challenge and excitement of alpine skiing can be experienced without frighteningly steep slopes. However, heli-skiing is expensive. As the article reports, heli-ski operators like [...]

Wasatch Powderbird Guides – Utah heli skiing and beyond!

Utah heli skiing and beyond! Check out the following from Wasach Powderbird Guides: According to the Wasatch Powderbird Guides website, their company began in 1973 when a few professional skiers began taking adventure loving travelers on heliski trips in the Utah backcountry. The company claims to focus on fun, adventure, and skill-instruction – with excursions gaining [...]

Change on the Heli-skiing Mountain

Heli Skiing Politics - Vertical Online The politics of Heli Skiing – and to think I am doing this to avoid politics! (see the about page ) According to the article in Vertical Online, linked below, heli-skiing is one of the world’s elite mountain sports. Heli-skiing is also a major source of seasonal cash flow for [...]

New Zealand Heli Skiing and Heli Boarding

New Zealand Heli Skiing and Heli Boarding Check out the Harris Mountains Heli-Ski site. It looks like a great heli skiing season in New Zealand! According to the company’s website, linked below, epic snowfalls are leading to some of the longest heli ski runs in the history of Harris Mountains Heli Ski. Now is the time [...]

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