ALPINE LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
Report from Åre, Sweden
I shouldn’t even be here. March is usually my travel month. The time of the year when our final issue of the publishing season has been sent to the printers, and I can finally reap the out-of-office rewards of being a ski magazine editor—discovering new places to ski or revisiting familiar stomping grounds.
Report from La Grave, France
Conditions in the mountains are all-time. The high pressure that settled in last week has meant perfect spring corn on south-facing aspects, while some north and east faces still hold powder. And a storm expected soon means even more snow. Isn’t that what we all dream of during winter?
Report from Whistler, Canada
In the second week of February, I fly to Tokyo. Haneda airport is mobbed, as always, but in its food courts, the usual Japanese culinary miasma of seafood-plus-deep-fry is now laced with whiffs of evaporating hand sanitizer. Almost everyone is wearing a mask. It seems surreal, even grave, but you can still tell when people smile—the essence of human expression is in the eyes.