It’s something the founders of a Silicon Valley production company hope to bring to a ski resort near you - allowing customers to get the ultimate selfie in a “drone zone.” Louis Gresham, co-founder of Cape Productions, said the year-and-a-half-old company has partnered with eight resorts in the United States and one in Canada. Related: Dad Accidentally Films Entire Las Vegas Trip With GoPro Aimed Backwards GoPro takes to the ski world. “All these companies are trying to give people tools to better broadcast themselves.” At U.S resorts, Cape Productions is expected to charge between $100 and $200 for a photo shoot that includes three runs. “The sky is the limit for drones.” Cape Productions, which is backed by more than $10 million in venture capital, received full permission from the Federal Aviation Administration in October to fly the drones, which cost about $4,000 each and are about the size of a large crow.
Thinking about taking your kids on a ski trip for spring break? These days, most resorts realize the value of offering plenty of family-friendly fun ? as well as late-season deals.
Now that I’ve been wanting to become a better skier I went out and found myself some Olympians — Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen and Trace Worthington. A legend in freestyle skiing, Feddersen is widely recognized as a pioneer in the sport.
In 1990, Brad Kasselman graduated from the University of Michigan and decided to be a ski bum for a season at Whistler in British Columbia. Brad spoke with Yahoo Travel to share his tips on turning one’s travel passion into a career. “Most people try to find the best job and go wherever that is,” Brad said.
Val Thorens ski resort, the highest in Europe, is supplementing their packed snow with snow machines. The mercurial whims of Mother Nature are forcing many ski resorts throughout the world to rely on snowmaking to begin their seasons this year, but fret not snow bunnies — from Japan to Sun Valley the slopes are open for business. The short range forecast for natural snowfall is boding well for Eastern resorts in Maine, Vermont, and Pennsylvania — but not so stellar for the rest of the country. ”The next couple of weeks could produce a colder but drier weather pattern across the United States,” says Tom Kines of AccuWeather.
In fact, the accumulations have already started — with some places reporting nearly 20 inches — prompting ski resorts to consider opening early. The southern hemisphere’s largest ski resort, spread across 23,000 acres just 35 miles from the Santiago airport, has the best powder in Chile. Two hours away from Santiago, Portillo is South America’s oldest ski area, set at the edge of an atmospheric lake in the Andes.
In March 2013, a ski and snowboard photo and radio project called Timelapse Project brought two young Swiss travelers, Arnaud Cottet and Benoît Goncerut, to Iran.