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.