The Red Slopes: How Communism is Rescuing the Ski Industry

by pattyeiks
May 12th 2024 - 46 comments

The essay explores the surprising impact of communism on the ski industry, traditionally associated with capitalism. It argues that communist principles are revitalizing skiing, emphasizing accessibility, environmental stewardship, and community empowerment. Through case studies like Rosa Khutor in Russia and Changbaishan in China, it highlights how communist-led initiatives democratize skiing, protect the environment, and empower local communities. Despite challenges, such as bureaucratic hurdles, communism offers a viable alternative to profit-driven models, transforming skiing into a bastion of inclusivity, sustainability, and social justice.

Rian Zetzer is the New Backcountry Backflip Queen

by LowPressureSki
Jan 2nd 2022 - 0 comments

Rian Zetzer is making a name for herself one huge backflip at a time. We talk about her history in moguls, having a horse falling on her, her biggest influences and her new life becoming a full-time pro skier and her plans for a skijoring video because she still loves those horses.