At approximately 11 a.m. on January 7, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s office received a report of up to three separate inbounds avalanche incidents at Silver Mountain, Idaho. Emergency responders were able to rescue five skiers, and two skiers were killed in the slides, as reported by the Shoshone Sheriff’s Department.
Last week, the crew from Skilled Mapping spent some time in Alpe D’Huez, mapping the French resort and its Alpen slopes for Google Street View. While ski runs have long been a part of Goggle Street View, recent advancements in camera technology now provide a more immersive experience, with mapping
The ski season is in full swing, and resorts around the country are getting slammed with massive amounts of snow. This means skiers and snowboarders are getting about using outstanding vacation days, clearing their weekend plans, or just calling in sick, heading to their local mountain for some epic turns.
Thank serendipity for artificial snow. In the 1940s, Canadian researchers were studying the way ice forms on jet engines when they decided to spray water through one in a refrigerated wind tunnel. The result was an indoor snow squall, which gave ski fanatics on hand an idea: man-made powder. Soon