A few skiers ran into a porcupine recently at Alta, and of course, rather than avoiding the prickly fella, decided to play along before one of them felt the creature's wrath. Perhaps more amusing, however, is one of the comments that the YouTube video received:
"Chris, would you be willing to talk to the news about this porcupine? We are looking to do a story about this well known porcupine. Let me know. The number at KUTV 2 News..."
Breaking news: "When Porcupines Attack."
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.