The Friday Stretch: The “Big,” Snow Art, Power of Enthusiasm, a New Way to Track, Irreverent Reverence


Tim and I had our first guest this past weekend — all the way from Munich. The three of us had a total blast and it was so much fun to introduce Big Sky to a friend. Our guest also happens to be a kick ass skier, so we explored a ton of new stuff, did some hiking and he and Tim braved the Big Couloir.

The “Big,” as locals call it, is Big Sky’s signature run from the top of 11,253-foot Lone Peak. With a sustained 45-50 degree pitch and 1,400 vertical feet, it’s a challenging and potentially harrowing experience. You have to sign out with ski patrol, get a time slot, carry avi gear, and ski in only pairs. So I let our German guest test it out for me ;-)

We’re expecting some new snow this weekend and early this week, so I’m planning to put my big girl pants on and ski The Big with Tim after the weather clears. Confession: just thinking about it makes my heart pound …

Here’s the fitness and wellness content that inspired me this week.

Have a great weekend!

Artist Simon Peck demonstrates his love of snow and art with amazingly intricate — and enormous — snow art. Mesmerizing. (via Bogner)
Passion is great, but enthusiasm connotes more action toward happiness and fulfillment, doesn’t it? (via Daily Cup of Yoga)
Whoa … is this future of fitness/health tracking? (via Forbes)
I love this perfectly irreverent tank — perfect for those particularly … trying … days. (via Reverence Apparel)
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Chrissy Trampedach is a PR & communications pro by day and fitness buff, skiing fanatic, dedicated yogi and wannabe tennis champ by night (and weekend). As a former competitive figure skater, she’s lived a life of training and sports from a young age. Today, she fuels her competitive spirit and drive to challenge her body and mind with USTA tennis, skiing adventures around the world, the SF yoga community and tracking the latest fitness trends. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Tim and their “75-lb lap dog” Enzo.