Tag Archives: Skiing

Apple Watch vs Garmin Watch: Skiing Features Tested!

 Many people track their ski (or snowboard) trips with their watches. They do so in all manner of sports profiles, from running to cycling to skiing. However, for both Garmin and Apple watches, there are features and apps that … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Not only do we have a 5 Random Things again this week, but it’s even got skiing, cycling, and running. Plus – tidbits about postmen, as well as beer photos. What more could you ask for in a weekend roundup? … Read More Here

Garmin Quietly Rolls Out Cross Country Skiing Power

For those that sifted through their junk mail folders over the past few weeks, you might have seen an e-mail from Garmin announcing cross-country skiing power, akin to cycling power, but more in line with how running power data is … Read More Here

Tidbits and Tech From a Week Skiing in the Alps

A week ago we escaped down to the convergence of France, Switzerland, and Italy. By and large, it was all about family time skiing. After all, I somehow managed (albeit not on purpose) to not publish a single post or … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did in Finland (in the Arctic Circle)

Last weekend we headed up to northern Finland for four days with another family. Both our sets of kids are all only a few days apart in age. But since we were busy defrosting from that trip last week, I … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It got kinda chilly here this weekend.  Not like Finland cold, or Siberia cold.  But the kinda cold that reminds you to ensure you’ve got colder running stuff at least on deck.  In my case, I still ran in shorts…just … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It was a suitably busy weekend around these parts, with members of the family headed all which ways. Sorta like throwing a handful of balls at a wall, seeing which ways they bounce. 1) Catching up from days in Mallorca … Read More Here

A Weekend Skiing in Les Arcs

This past weekend I headed up skiing with my friend David.  We wanted to squeak in one last weekend of skiing before the resorts closed, and we hoped we’d also get some beautiful spring skiing days. 1) Journey to Les … Read More Here

A Week of Skiing in the Alps

Rather than a ‘5 Random Things’ this morning, I’m going to do a quick recap of my time last week in the Alps.  A group of us rented a ski chalet on the side of the mountain and enjoyed a … Read More Here

The Zeal HD2 Snow Goggles with Built-In HD Camera In-Depth Review

This past weekend I spent three days using the Zeal HD2 goggles.  These goggles have a built-in action camera in the upper edge of them, making them potentially perfect for recording your slope adventures.  It includes both photo and video … Read More Here

A Weekend Skiing in the French Alps

We had long ago planned an extended weekend with Friends down in the French alps, and finally the time was here.  We’d be heading to Val Thorens, which is part of the Three Valley’s area (that includes other resorts I’ve … Read More Here

A few days skiing at Zermatt in Switzerland

One of the best parts about living in Europe is that there’s a heck of a lot of options when it comes to where to go skiing.  The tricky part is choosing which place to go, and then sometimes, how … Read More Here

A weekend skiing in Switzerland and running at home

After my Ukrainian foray ended early Friday morning (a painful 5:55AM to be exact), I caught a flight to Frankfurt and then onto Zurich, touching down late-morning.  From there I’d drive 75 minutes into the alps where I was headed … Read More Here

An epic week skiing in the French Alps

This past week my brother and I have been down in Alpe d’Huez enjoying the fresh powder.  Of course, most folks reading this will recognize Alpe d’Huez as the famous mountain stage in the Tour de France.  That cultural history … Read More Here

A bit more than a weekend in Seattle

For roughly the past week I’ve been hanging out in Seattle for work.  Of course, since Seattle is where I grew up – that also means I get to spend time with the rest of my family, and enjoy some … Read More Here

A Thanksgiving Weekend in Seattle

I flew out to Seattle Tuesday night, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US – to enjoy a bit of relaxation after a rather busy fall, with my family (it’s where I grew up).  Of course, in the … Read More Here

A weekend of Cycling, Snow Skiing, Crankworx and Ziplining

Given I’m out on the west coast this week for work, I decided to sneak in a bit of activity north of the border up in Whistler, Canada – about 4 hours from my parents place outside of Seattle.  We … Read More Here

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 5 (The final day)

Our last day started much like the previous day – on the slopes of Whistler at Creekside checking out the Super-G, this time though it would be the women we’d be watching.  The crowds came out in full force for … Read More Here

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 4

Day 4 started early, way early.  That’s because we had to make the 2-3 hour trek north up to Whistler, from Vancouver.  The trick is that in order to get to Whistler you have to have a valid permit to … Read More Here

Christmas in Seattle

We made the 2,306 mile aeronautic trek into my hometown of Seattle late Tuesday night (well, actually, my hometown in Edmonds…but those are just details). After a short weight at the baggage claim for our bags, we were off to … Read More Here

Wild West Virginia

This weekend was quite a whirlwind – and I’m not even talking about the 17” of snow we got.Friday afternoon I ran away from the DC area in a westerly and then southerly direction towards Snowshoe, WV.  The commercials around … Read More Here

High Desert to High Mountains

Upon leaving the desert on Thursday evening I arrived just over two short ours later in Seattle – the next stop on the trip.  This stop wasn’t for work though, it was for a nice enjoyable weekend of Seattle and … Read More Here

Dubai Day 3: Skiing in the desert- Prepared two ways

Those who read my blog semi-regularly will know that I’m a huge fan of skiing.  I’ve been known to go a bit out of my way (say a few thousand miles) to get some skiing in.  So it wouldn’t be … Read More Here

1.4* North

I arrived into a cold and snow Seattle a bit later than planned Sunday afternoon. Apparently, SEATAC airport does not own any snowplows, as there was no discernable difference between the runway and the grass.  Both were covered in snow. … Read More Here

Loops, Flips and More Loops

Loops Saturday marked the beginning of the taper for the Philly Marathon in two weeks.  It included an interesting run workout that I hadn’t done before.  It started off with a 10 minute warm up, and then stepped down temporarily … Read More Here