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Saturday, 22 October 2016

TICKET TO RIDE

By way of a post-script to this blog's important guide to pop videos filmed on the slopes::

The Beatles' Ticket to Ride, filmed on the Austrian slopes of Obertauern, sees the fab four on skis, I believe for the first time.  Amateur instructors will approve of their can-do attitude, and developing technique.  I am sure there is a Stem Christie turn in there somewhere.



Click here to see the video

Forty years on, the place to re-live such an ambiance is of course Les Arcs.  Here is le pianist des neiges at Arc 1800 a couple of years ago:


ARMCHAIR SKIING: Mountain Blogs

With the season not too far away, a handy guide to ski blogs has duly appear on the IGoSki site.  It sees ski writers nominating their favourite blogs: a big thank you to our friends at Skipedia for nominating this site.

Out in front is the backcountry WildSnow blog (@wildsnow).  Its focus is on North American slopes; for some wild skiing closer to home, you could do far worse than start in the Tarentaise and strike out from the wonderful base station that is Sainte-Foy!