Peter Shelton

August, and a boy’s fancy turns to…

Posted in At the Movies, Ski history, Watch columns by pshelton on August 26, 2010

All this talk about Bear Creek and skiing has got my snow jones going.

It’s mid winter in Chile right now. Specifically, in Portillo where I visited once as the presenter for Mountainfilm On Tour. (more…)

The irresistible pull of fire

Posted in Watch columns by pshelton on August 19, 2010

We woke up Thursday morning to the bang of thunder.

It was that kind of shock-wave crack that commands your full attention. Not a distant rumble, the lightning had obviously found ground close by. (more…)

Pacing oneself from beginning to end

Posted in Confessions of a Grandpa, Watch columns by pshelton on August 12, 2010

Gone are the days when I could go flat-out in the mountains for hours at a time, and have enough left in the tank to go hard again the next day. Back then pacing yourself was for the old and the less-than-fit. Nowadays, pacing is my god. (more…)

Debunking a Pie-in-the-sky Eurovision

Posted in Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on August 6, 2010

Josh Geetter’s Alps-inspired vision for the future of skiing in the western San Juans (Watch Commentary July 29) was a seductive read. Seductive because anyone who has skied the big, interconnected resorts in Europe can’t help but have fond memories. (more…)