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Gone With The Wind

A small Colorado company is developing products for the latest frontier in backcountry ski travel. The company, UpSki, sells kites/parachutes for "wind mountaineering" - where skiers can harness mountain winds to fly up 35-40 degree backcountry slopes and score fresh tracks going down without ever having to lift a heel to hike. Can you say "yes, please!" [Aspen Times]