The stronger triple threat – Dufour-LaPointe’s or the Hansons?

As far as I can remember, North America hasn’t seen three siblings dominate at this level since the Hanson brothers took the ice for the Charlestown Chiefs. See full post @  http://wp.me/p2Z0p6-IF

 

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Oct. 11, 2013 “Lindsey is back!”

Simply posted on her website http://www.lindseyvonn.com/en/home/, Linsey Vonn appears to be back and preparing for another Olympic run in 2014 at Sochi.  Although it is challenging to find any info on Vonn’s skiing activities these days, it does appear that she has recovered from her horrible crash last season and is focused on the 2014 season and ultimately the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia.

As quoted by U.S.A Today, Vonn will focus on speed events like super g and downhill as she fights through the mental daemons that she will inevitably face after last season’s crash.

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As anticipation for the upcoming season mounts, and with under a month to go before the U.S Alpine team is announced at Copper, all eyes will be on Lindsey!

Lindsay Vonn Suffers Season Ending Injury in Big Crash

As reported by multiple news outlets around the world, American skiing icons Lindsay Vonn suffered a season ending ACL injury today in Austria. While this is undoubtedly a huge blow to both the skier and the US Ski Team, reports seem optimistic that Lindsay will be back for 2014 and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia.

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This photo taken from an article by the NY Times shows Vonn being airlifted to local Austrian hospital minutes after her crash.

We wish Lindsay the best in her road to recovery.

Apres’s New Look

Apres's New Look

This season we will be making the transition to a new hosted site. The web address is http://www.ApresSki.us
Same great content, same great snow bunnies with a twist…

10 Ski Resorts Open for Apres

Ski season has begun

Although many of these resorts have been open for a few weekends now, it seems like the right time to formally announce that the 2012-2013 season has begun! I believe that Mother Nature is going to make good on last seasons I Owe You this season with record snowfalls across the country. And for Apres, new assignments have the boardroom buzzing with plans and excitement amongst top execs, family and friends. We are very excited to announce that our CIO has relocated back to the U.S after travel costs became too much for the company to handle with his post in the UK. Consequently, we have reallocated some of that budget to assign the CFO and Consultant to the Snow Bunny Community to California, a location that we felt better suited to celebrate their talents respectively. Lastly, yours truly will be calling Stowe, VT base camp for the season in a widely publicized move designed to infuse some old school action and new faces to our look for 2013.

Top resorts that are open for Apres

  1. Mammoth
  2. Heavenly
  3. Kirkwood
  4. Killington
  5. Mt. Snow
  6. Smugglers’ Notch
  7. Stowe
  8. Stratton
  9. Okemo
  10. Sugarbush

Our Alaska Adventure Fishing the Russian River

There was more to our trip to Alaska than crushing the Russian, in fact it was almost by chance that we even made it there. After two soggy but very fun days 150 miles due west of Anchorage, which included multiple spills, some shooting and a lot of ATV’ing, at our hosts at their family cabin, it was time to catch some fish. The heavy rains and high water definitely curbed enthusiasm, but given our surroundings we were still childishly excited.  Once the plane touched down at Fly Crown Airstrip and our stomachs settled, we were on the road for the two and a half hour trip west to any hotel USA and Soldotnta, AK. Being the good time Charlies that we are, we entertained a few stops along the way to break up the ridiculously scenic trip, which included Cooper Landing and Alaska Troutfitters Fly Shop. The owner was a native New Englander and gave us just what we needed, a tip on the Russian and assurance that our trip was just beginning. He nailed it.

The next 48hrs were spent fruitfully fishing the Russian River. Alaskan rivers feature such tremendous ecosystems on either end of the spectrum of life. At times the thrill of landing huge rainbows and meaty dollies was rivaled by the stimulating colors and splashing sounds Salmon rushing feverishly under foot to a predetermined destination and young eagles squawking loudly in play overhead. But only for the few moments between fish, which were admittedly the best of my career.

Russian River, Alaska

Fishing trip, Sept 2012

After such an amazing trip I can only hope that it was not the last. But in the meantime, there are many wonderful and lasting memories that really come to life in some of the pictures below and in the gallery . Thank you to our hosts and to Alaska Troutfitters for making my first trip to AK incredible.

Aviation in the News

As itineraries are being finalized and gear is being sorted, we were informed earlier today, by an Apres staffer that there was enough left over in the 2011 budget to upgrade our flights arrangements for our upcoming trip to the great Alaskan wilderness. As previously reported, the team would rendez vous at the Flying Crown Airstrip to board the plane pictured below.

Well, plans change. We received a call early this morning from an Apres intern explaining to us that our travel itinerary had been updated. The team will still report the the Flying Crown Airstrip, as previously reported, however our carrier has changed. See below.