PlanetSKI was flying into Calgary airport and spotted this tiny oasis of snow from the air.
That white splurge on the landscape is the Calgary Olympic Park that was constructed for the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Its the site of the Ski Jumping that became famous and featured the British Ski Jumper, Eddie the Eagle Edwards, who won the hearts of the Canadians.
It is also the location where Michael Edwards aka Eddie the Eagle Edwards, returned on Sunday March 5th to have another go at the Olympic jump - See here for that report.
The site is still used by local ski jumping clubs and for slalom training.
Aerial View of Calgary Olympic Park
Good skiing or lucky escape?
Reine Barkered from Sweden in Alaska leg of Freeride World Tour as avalanche nearly sweeps him off his feet.
Monday 27th March
VERBIER BUNNIES RAISE £1,500
The girls donned their ski boots and their costumes for a cancer charity.
Teens Unite is the only charity in the UK to provide on-going support to 13-24 year olds fighting cancer from diagnosis through to post-remission.
Seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK and Teens Unite brings them together through workshops and activities so they can spend valuable time with others their age in a similar situation to themselves.
The charity helps to rebuild the confidence and self-esteem of those it supports and prevents feelings of isolation during what can be a long and lonely battle.
President Donald Trump's daughter, her husband Jared Kushner, their children and the President's other son Eric took to the Rockies earlier this week.
There's been speculation about the price of ski suits, the cost of the holiday and rumours about the logistics behind the break.
Headlines of "Ivanka Trump's family skiing 'funded by the taxpayer'" are drawing widespread criticism.
The ski trip reportedly required 100 Secret Service agents to travel with the group - just a no-fuss breezy nip to the mountains for the Trumps.
The US Secret Service, which is funded by American taxpayers, is reported to have spent $12,208 on ski equipment, though the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club says this bill is new to them...
Some residents staged a protest in opposition to the President's cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, highlighting to everyone what the cuts will do to beautiful natural settings like that they are enjoying.
Lara Trump Instagram
Lara was wearing a red all-in-one Spyder ski suit costing $1,250.
There's been worse... And she has had it for three years.
Tristan Trump, Donald Jr's son pictured below, unfortunately had an accident on the first day of the Aspen ski trip and has ended up in a cast with a broken leg.
@laraleatrump posted from Trump Towers New York to the rest of her family on the slopes after her return to the city.
Tristan Trump - @donaldjtrumpjr Instagram
Friday 24th March
MT BULLER CREATES A LITTLE BIT OF WINTER IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER
Australia's Mt Buller ski area has just made its first snow ... on 23rd March and the temperature was a warm +15ºC.
They have used their brand new $1.6million snow making machine, the Snowfactory SF220 from TecnoAlpin that can make snow at any temperature.
Not sure how 'green' this kit is but judging by the amount of snow produced in the video below, it looks effective.
Mt Buller hopes to 'guarantee skiing between opening and closing weekend'.
You see some unusual advertising boards on the side of the roads in the United States.
This one was at Idaho Falls.
Guns 'n Skis - what more do you need in life?
Guns 'n Skis for Sale by the road in Idaho Falls
Sunday 12th March
Moose on the loose!
Cher Luther was snowboarding down a run at Breckenridge, Colorado, on Friday morning, when she became aware of an animal galloping behind her.
It turned out to be a Moose.
She pulled out her mobile phone and then realized what the animal was and managed to record the Moose charging along beside her.
Her video below shows the moose came within feet of her, but it ran past her heading toward the trees.
She was clearly worried by her situation, judging by her shrieks.
Moose are dangerous territorial animals that can run up to 35mph.
John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort, said in a statement, “We share the mountain with a number of animals that live in the area and this is a good reminder for guests and employees alike to keep away from wildlife and report any moose sightings right away.”
This has to be the biggest 'faux-pas' and 'O la la' moment of the season.
We love the way they say 'O la la' in French!
Someone's going to be in big trouble for forgetting to shut the windows.
Love the effect though.
(Facebook - Le Panoramic Tignes Grande Motte).
That ... 'O, la la' moment!
Here's how the guys reacted when they walked into the ladies!
Wednesday 1st March
ITS BEEN SNOWING IN ICELAND
Iceland is shrouded in the thickest blanket of snow for years.
The record was set at 55cm in Reykjavík back in January 1937.
This video shows 51cm accumulating overnight.
RECORD FOR SKIING BACKWARDS!
24 year old Elias Ambühl from Graubünden in Switzerland sets a new world record for skiing backwards.
He reached 131.23km/h - 81.5mph - on the Weisshorn in Arosa.
A WHIFF OF SWISS AIR FOR AS LITTLE AS $97 US
Whilst in the mountains we breathe in glorious, invigorating fresh air, and sitting at our desks back in Blighty we sometimes reflect on those moments with nostalgia.
But here's the thing. Reflect no more.
We can now buy bottles of 'authentic' Swiss Air, and inhale, deeply, the fresh mountain air.
A month on from today and we would be seriously questioning this as an April Fool.
Basel based resident John Green (originally from Kent, England) has set up an online business bottling mountain air.
It's not just any old air, but Swiss air and from a secret Swiss location!
Genuine Swiss air can be bought online in branded bottles in 3 sizes, complete with a certificate of authenticity from $97 US to $247 US.
* Demi (1 pint -500ml) - $97
* Magnum (1quart /one litre) - $167
* Jeroboam (3/4 gallon/ 3 litres) - $247
..... and to top it all, worldwide shipping is included in the price.
Mountain Air – An “airbrained idea” in jam jars!
The bottling location is apparently secret, but it must be somewhere in Zermatt (the famous mountain being the give-away) as we surmise from the following comments on Green's website;
"Let's just say it's collected by a babbling mountain stream, fed by melt water from a famous glacier, near a very famous mountain. We want to keep the location secret to protect supplies."
Green's sales pitch says, "P.P.S You have had high calorie Swiss cheese, you've surely had high calorie Swiss chocloate (or maybe he means Swiss chocolate), now experience zero calorie Swiss air!"
It continues, "As you open your ice cold jar of air (it's recommended to chill in the freezer for full effect) you flick the latch open and there's a quick pfsst as the mountain pressure equalises and you can take a breath of genuine mountain air from Switzerland."
But wait, if you linger too long after flicking open the latch on the jar - poufff ... its all gone!
You can buy the freshly bottled Swiss Air on his website here.
It's an expensive luxury so before parting with your money you best read their Disclaimer 1.
And Disclaimer 2 is what it's all really about, some fund raising for Worldvision.
But bottling air is not new.... 😎
Back in 2015 we reported on the high demand of canned air in China.
We had heard about a Canadian company selling air bottled in a ski resort to Chinese customers.
The company was called Vitality Air, and it was canning fresh air taken from the Rocky Mountains of Banff in Alberta, Canada.
At the time the air was selling for $14 to $20 depending on the size of the canister.