Next time you think you are dropping a big line, doing a fancy trick and laughing in the face of danger, think of Sverre Liliequist in Zermatt, Switzerland. Check out this video from yesterday, at The Swatch Skiers Cup 2013 Competition.
Sverre not only outruns a big avalanche he triggered, but he manages to toss in a svelte back flip while skiing just ahead of this huge slide. I hope he won a free Swatch watch for that! Do not try this at home, or in Zermatt.
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.