Living in a ski town is pretty epic. From the awesome powder days to the killer après scene, why would you live anywhere else? During your time in these little winter hamlets, you have met some of your best friends and some wildly interesting characters. Here at TGR, we celebrate the variety of personalities that make a ski town so special, so we have compiled a list of the ten kinds of people you meet in a mountain town.
#1) The One Who Doesn’t Ski
You are not sure why they are here. She moved here during the summer from South Carolina to work at a day camp and stayed for the winter. They claimed that to have skied once in Virginia, which apparently has mountains. You dread the day they ask you to take them to the mountain and teach them the finer points of pizza and french fries.
#2) The Alcoholic
The term “drinks like a fish” doesn’t really do their habit justice. He or she tells stories of stealing liquor from their parents when he was nine and owns a beer bong with more tentacles than an octopus. They started drinking before you got home and finished after you went to bed. You don’t understand how they get up at six in the morning to go fit boots, but they do. You are pretty sure they will implode in the next five years.
#3) The Trustafarian
The only job he has ever “worked” was the lemonade stand outside his parents’ McMansion in Greenwich, Connecticut. Every year, he draws from his trust fund to buy a new tech shell from Patagonia and a new pair of powder skis, and only drinks Makers Mark. You’re not sure whether you should hate him or love him, since he has no problem paying for pitchers after skiing.
#4) The Semi Pro
This guy is proud to say he skis with Tim Durtschi… or was it Bobby Brown? He used to live in Breck until he moved in with you since no one back in Colorado believes he’s going to “make it.” He claims that he would have qualified for the Freeride World Tour if his binding hadn’t malfunctioned, and loudly curses the manufacturer to anyone who will listen. He lists all of his “sponsors” on his yearly GoPro edit (i.e. the companies whose reps he convinced to fork over a pro form) but always forgets the most important ones…. Mom and Dad.
#5) The Self-Proclaimed Local
After college, he moved to the mountains to work as a liftie or wash dishes, since what else do you do with a liberal arts degree? Since then he’s become the ultimate “local.” He will gladly tell you about his secret powder stash, how everyone was blowing it on their powder day terrain decisions, and how he knows the bartender at the baselodge. The Self-Proclaimed Local complains heavily about tourists and how when he moved here (two years ago) it wasn’t as crowded.
#6) The For-Real Local
He or she was conceived in the gondola, born in the back of a Westfalia in the resort parking lot, and haven’t ever traveled farther then fifty miles from the center of town. They either went to high school/dated/worked with/ski raced with every person you will ever meet during your time in town. Over time, they get more and more jaded when other people claim to be locals. The For-Real Local can be a pain in the ass sometimes, but without them there is no way you would have found that sweet pow stash no one else ever skis, or could find a place to rent when armies of recent college graduates are pounding the classifieds.
#7) The Overachiever
You see them once at a ski swap in the fall, where they were trying to sell his half season old carbon DPS’s mounted with Dynafit Beast bindings because the setup was “too clunky.” When you get onto the skintrack before the sun has even risen, you see them skiing down from their second lap with a headlamp on. Sleeping in for them is waking up at five to go for twenty-mile cross-country ride before work. They work only minimal hours to ensure maximum backcountry time, and don’t spend money on booze or weed since they’re saving every last penny for a one-way ticket to the Himalayas. You barely see them, but gape out on their blogs, where it seems they are posting daily pictures from the summits of mountains so high commercial airline pilots can be seen waving at them from cruising altitude.
#8) The Girl Who Shreds Harder Than You
She moved out here from a small mountain town back east. You are pretty sure she was breast-fed skiing and maple syrup as a child, and spent more time at warp speed on glare ice growing up than you ever spent even thinking about skiing. You are not sure if your dream is to sleep with her or ski as good as her. Either way, both are pretty unattainable. She dates a rotating cast of Semi Pros, and is in a permanent state of dissatisfaction with her boyfriend’s skiing abilities and his “ski career.”
#9) The Importer
One of the real letdowns of living in a ski town is the lack of females. The bars are crowded with tons of bros and a good party ratio is 5:1. Fortunately for this guy, it isn’t a problem. To get him through the cold winter, he constantly is importing hotter and hotter girls he knows from high school, college, summer camp, or one-night stands in other parts of the country. They stay for a couple of days, warm his bed, and leave. You respect the guy, but wish he would at least invite some twins next time.
#10) The Peter Pan
You think he is 29, 36,….57 maybe? You actually have no idea how old this guy is. Every time you think you have his age nailed down, he throws out a comment like, “Blizzard of Ahhhs was turning point in my skiing,” or talks about heli-skiing with Doug Coombs that one time in the ‘90s, and all bets are off again.
Original Post: Teton Gravity
Georgia is preparing to launch an electronic visa (e-visa) facility in the near future, allowing tourists from 102 countries the possibility to apply for a Georgian visa in simple steps, say official Tbilisi.
E-visa’s would boost Georgia’s tourism sector and offer hassle-free travel to foreign nationals, in light of the country’s new visa rules which had created “some difficulties” for tourists, believed Giorgi Chogovadze, head of the National Tourism Administration, which is responsible for the tourism sector development in the country.
“The date of the service launch has not yet been defined. However we have to test the traffic of the users that will be able to use the electronic travel authorization scheme,” Chogovadze told industry insiders while presenting his vision and goals for developing the country’s tourism sector.
Chogovadze was confident the Government was actively working to correct current deficiencies to simplify issues relating to the new visa regulations, which came into force on September 1, 2014.
“Georgia’s Government would like Dubai to share its experience of how to issue residence permits to foreigners living in Georgia. In this regard Georgia’s delegation has been invited to Dubai on behalf of Dubai’s Sheikh,” Chogovadze said.
Tourists from 102 countries including Iran, Iraq, Egypt and India are required to obtain a visa before entering Georgian territory.
Check if your country is on the visa free list.
Further information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found here.
Chogovadze believed the new visa rules had not negatively influenced the number of visitors from Georgia’s main tourist markets but in some cases the new rules had affected visitor numbers.
Latest data revealed that from January 1 to November 30, the number of tourists from Iran decreased by 50 percent and by 45 percent from Iraq. Despite this, Iran was still on the list of top ten countries visiting Georgia.
The biggest share of non-resident visitors came from Turkey, followed by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Iran, Israel, Germany, Kazakhistan and the United States of America.
The new law on “Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons” came into effect on September 1, 2014. Visa free travel with Georgia was revoked for 24 countries and citizens from 94 countries were now eligible to enter Georgia without a visa for a short stay.
Under the old rules citizens from 118 countries were able to enter Georgia without a visa and stay for a maximum of 360 days. But from September, citizens from 94 countries were allowed to enter Georgia without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in a 180 day period.
Original Article: Agenda
Not even Santa is too old to shred some gnar… Merry Christmas everyone!
გოდერძის სამთო-სათხილამურო კურორტზე სამშენებლო სამუშაოები შეჩერებულია. როგორც „გოდერძი რეზორთსის” ხელმძღვანელი, რომელიც პროექტს ახორცილებს რადიო „კომერსანტთან” აცხადებს, მეტერეოლოგიური პირობების გამო ამ ეტაპზე სამშენებლო სამუშაოების წარმოება შეუძლებელია.
ჯემალ ბოლქვაძე ამბობს, რომ კურორტზე სასრიალო ტრასა და ორი საბაგირო მოწყობილია, თუმცა სასტუმროები ჯერჯერობით დასრულებულია არ არის და დამსვენებლის მიღება წელს ვერ მოხდება.
„გოდერძი რეზორთსის” ხელმძღვანელის თქმით, კურორტის განვითარებისთვის სახელმწიფოს მიერ გამოყოფილი თანხების ათვისება და სამუშაოები მომავალ წელს დასრულებდა, განვითარების გენერალური გეგმის მიხდევით კურორტზე კერძო ინვესტიციებიც უნდა ჩაიდოს და მოლაპარაკებები ამ ეტაპზე კომპანიებთან მიმდინარეობს.
ბოლქვაძე ამბობს, რომ საბოლოო გეგმის მიხედვით კურორტმა 7 ათასი დამსვენებლის ერთდროულად მიღება უნდა მოახერხოს. გოდერძის უღელტეხილზე სამთო-სათხილამურო კურორტის მშენებლობაზე მუშაობა 2011 წელს დაიწყო.
2011 წელს საპროექტო სამუშაოებისთვის მთავრობამ 0,5 მილიონი ლარი დახარჯა, ხოლო 2012 წლის განმავლობაში კურორტის მშენებლობაში 13 მილიონის ინვესტიცია ჩაიდო.ზამთრის კურორტის მაქსიმალური სიმაღლე ზღვის დონიდან 2350 მეტრს აღწევს.
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33 ვირუსული ვიდეო ერთ 6 წუთიან კლიპში. დამონტაჟებული Zapatou (Luc Bergeron)–ს მიერ, რომელიც ყოველი წლის ბოლოს აქვეყნებს “ვების საუკეთესო ვიდეოებს”. წელს მე–7 გამოცემა გამოქვეყნდა.
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he 2014 Winter Dew Tour is officially in the books. Once again, the week of competition in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado was an ultra success. The weather was near perfect and as usual, the athletes thoroughly impressed. In case you missed any of the action, or you simply want to re-live the Mountain Championships, we’ve compiled a series of highlights for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
Women’s superpipe finals:
From the get-go, it was Maddie Bowman who delivered the best tricks throughout the 2014 women’s superpipe finals. Bowman earned an 88.75 on her first run and a 91.25 on her second go-round. The Olympic gold medalist could not be stopped as she stomped her run flaunting a big straight air safety, a rightside 900, a left 540 nose, a straight air mute, a left cork 900 and a 720 to cap things off.
Watch: Maddie Bowman’s winning run from the 2014 Winter Dew Tour women’s superpipe finals
Women’s slopestyle finals:
Keri Herman added a nice, new, shiny Dew Cup to her trophy case at the 2014 Winter Dew Tour. The Minnesota native, who now calls Breckenridge home, skied her way to slopestyle gold with a run that consisted of a 270 out of the first rail feature; a front 270 out of the second rail; a switch 720 safety; a switch cork 540 Japan; a front swap on the Toyota Rail feature; a 720 safety and a right 720 tail on the last jump. The judges awarded Herman an 87.50 for her efforts.
Making the victory all the more special: Herman competed in front of her close family and friends.
Watch: Keri Herman’s winning run from the 2014 Winter Dew Tour women’s slopestyle finals
Men’s superpipe finals:
Torin Yater-Wallace dominated the superpipe to claim the 2014 Dew Cup at Breckenridge Mountain. The 19-year-old out of Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley stomped one of the most massive and stylish halfpipe runs in the history of freeskiing. TYW boosted a monstrous dub 1260 mute, a left 1080 tail, a switch 720 tail, a huge alley-oop double 900 Japan and a double flat 900 Japan.
Watch: Torin Yater-Wallace’s winning run from the 2014 Winter Dew Tour men’s superpipe finals
Men’s slopestyle finals:
From the get-go, men’s slopestyle finals belonged to Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy. While conditions and speed issues proved to be difficult for many, Kenworthy managed to maneuver his way through the elements to post the two highest scores of the day (86.25, 88.75) on each of his trips through the course. Kenny G’s winning run consisted of a right 270 onto the first handrail, a left 270 on to 450 out on the second rail feature, a double cork 1080 tail, a right 900 opposite tail, a switch left 270 lipslide on to 450 off of the wallride, a switch right 720 Japan on the third jump to a switch double 900 Japan on the final jump.
Watch: Gus Kenworthy’s winning run from the 2014 Winter Dew Tour men’s slopestyle finals
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