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.

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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…

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.

 

CTTSBC – Checking in from BC

Boys –  its starting to snow heavily here in BC with over a meter forecast by Friday.  Thats 3 feet for you hoser Americans eh!  Wife did her knee at squaw a couple weeks ago so to CTTSBC is hitting WB solo this week…With lots of pow, spring breakers, and Easter sat approaching, I am looking for a strong showing from the whistler blackcomb snow bunny community.  Signing off,  CTTSBC

The Consultant To The Snow Bunny Community will be holding 2012-2013 auditions later this week. Feel free to use this post as a vehicle to sign up. 

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The Bonafides Deliver for the CFO

Full review on the fashion tab. 

Best of Both Worlds

Although ski season may just (finally) be heating up, I couldn’t lay off this summer season concept. Hot tub + boating = amazing. I can’t wait to see these things cruising around harbors all over the country this summer!! On top of the phenomenal utility, take a look, the boats look classic and natural, making it the natural choice for the Apres company boat. (Ok – maybe tender, but we love it!) http://hottubboats.com/.