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WELCOME TO “SKI TOWN USA”

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 15 January 2011 MORE than any other ski destination I’ve visited in North America, Steamboat Springs in Colorado feels like an actual town – not simply a cluster of high-end accommodation and identikit eateries dumped at the bottom of a mountain. That in itself should be reason enough to visit, but […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE HORN OF THE SADDLE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 17 April 2010 HOW old is too old to ski? Or snowboard? Or ride a snow bike? It’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to. Ask most snow-addicts how long they plan to keep sliding and, more likely than not, they’ll simply say “until I die”. That’s the default response. […]

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: DOES THE CISTE NEED SAVING?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 March 2010 OK, CONFESSION TIME: last February I cheated to get a quote for a story. On the first Friday of the month, Scotland’s ski centres were hit by the mother of all snowstorms and I was sent to the Cairngorms to see how the resort was coping with the […]

HALFPIPE HEROINE

Published: The Scotsman, 29 January 2010 LESLEY McKenna has been injured. Again. In 2006, in the run-up to the last Winter Olympics in Turin, Scotland’s most successful snowboarder famously broke her ankle, all but destroying her chances of a medal. This time, it’s her back that’s the problem. She “nailed it”, she says, during a […]