Monthly Archives: April 2014


The Pond Skim, Slush Cup, Water Ride… Call it what you like, pond skimming at ski resorts is a spring tradition that dates back decades. For the uninitiated, pond skimming involves brave skiers and snowboarders attempting to cross a long, cold, often slush-filled pond; the objective being to make it to the other side without getting wet. Some achieve this…


The Mount Hermon ski resort is situated on the northern tip of Israel, a few kilometers off the Syrian and Lebanese borders, a portion of the Golan Heights. The nearest villages are Neve Ativ and Majdal Shams. The site is surrounded by the Hermon nature reserve. While the nature reserve is open all year round, the ski season only runs from late December to March. The base of…



Colorado School of Mines senior design team, G-Turn Ski Cores, is working on constructing all mountain, powder and terrain park ski cores for the Colorado-based company, Green Light Skis. Six mechanical engineering students and one electrical engineering student are testing ski cores for bending, shear and torsion until failure. The team creates the cores by laminating wood in various configurations…




Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting normally. Hemorrhage can occur in hemophiliacs after what would be a relatively minor injury to a person with normal clotting factors. Thanks to our partner GoPro, we were able to follow a 4 year old boy with severe hemophilia on the slopes… This kid loves skiing the hills and…



Ueli Steck is a Swiss extreme alpinist, mountaineer and carpenter. He is credited with single-handedly reinventing the pursuit of mountain climbing by throwing time into the mix. Steck doesn’t just get to the top of treacherous mountains, he does it as quickly as he possibly can. Using phenomenal speed, agility and endurance, he scales routes that normally take four days in a…