Peter Shelton

Like a King’s Palace

Posted in Watch columns by pshelton on February 24, 2011

The man moved out of the bright Himalayan light into a dark shed and said, “This is pig toilet.” And when the camera had adjusted to the dimness he pointed down through the hole and said, “And this is pig!” (more…)

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Private Skiing

Posted in Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on February 17, 2011

There’s a famous wave in Indonesia called Nihiwatu. It peels across the beachfront of an exclusive resort on the island of Sumba, east of Bali. The wave proceeds from left to right – that is looker’s left, if, for example, you were nursing a beer in the resort’s open-air dining room and gazing out to the horizon. (more…)

Hunt or Be Hunted

Posted in Animal Dreams, Watch columns by pshelton on February 12, 2011

 

I know which way a mind wended this morning, what horizon it faced, by the setting of these tracks . . .

– Henry David Thoreau

 

Last week on a long, slow chairlift ride at Powderhorn my eye fixed on a meandering set of animal tracks. (more…)

Grip This

Posted in Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on February 4, 2011

The X in X Games stands for Extreme, not X-rated. But you might think otherwise the way everyone in Aspen (and the greater blogosphere) was talking about Shaun White’s pants. (more…)