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FOUR SEASONS: LIGHTS, CAMERA, SKI!

The Scotsman (TSMag) 13 Apr 2013 UP UNTIL a few days ago, I’d always assumed that making ski films must be a pretty easy gig: find yourself some decent skiers, coax/bribe/threaten them into skiing down something nice and steep, make sure the cameras are rolling (and pointing in the right direction) and you’re more-or-less there. […]

FOUR SEASONS: GET IT WHILE IT’S GOOD

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 7 January 2012 IN SPORT, as in all things I suppose, it’s tempting to hark back to perceived golden ages. Like most surfers, I’d love to be able to hop in a time machine and visit Malibu in the late Fifties and early Sixties, just before it was ruined by the […]

SCOTLAND: A BACKCOUNTRY GUIDE

Published: The Scotsman (Sporting Scotland Supplement) 27 December 2010 IN THE spring of 2009, skiing in Scotland seemed to be on the verge of extinction. A succession of mild winters had seen the number of skiable days per year decline alarmingly, even at the highest resorts, while the advent of budget airlines made foreign ski […]

FOUR SEASONS: COLORADO CAT TALES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 10 April 2010 CAT skiing is totally different to spinnin’ laps at your local ski hill,” says backcountry guide Greg McFadden, as we rumble up a narrow forest track towards the legendary bowls and chutes of Jones Pass, Colorado. McFadden works for Powder Addiction, a new company owned by former ski […]

FOUR SEASONS: WHY MEALL A’BHUIRIDH MATTERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 February 2010 IF YOU want to find out how the Glencoe ski area came to be, the best place to start is in the corridor outside the toilets at the Log Cabin Restaurant, next to the main chairlift. Here you’ll find three articles from the Scottish Ski Club Journal, framed […]

FOUR SEASONS: BEN LAWERS DREAMIN’

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 17 October The ultimate achievement in mountaineering is bagging a first ascent – being the first person to complete a climb. In skiing and snowboarding, the equivalent badge of honour is a first descent – sliding down something scary-looking before anyone else can summon up the courage. But I’ve been wondering: […]