Snow Report: Tom Brady Goes Skiing
The brutal cold kept a lot of people off the slopes this weekend, but for those who did ski, it meant they had wide open slopes and short lift lines to contend with, unless of course you were on the Cannon Mountain Tram.
Cannon Mountain Tram
Cannon Mountain’s signature aerial tramway failed approximately 50-75 feet from its terminus at 1:50 p.m. on Monday, leaving 48 people stranded 40 feet in the air for nearly two hours. Mechanics were unsuccessful in their attempts to restart the tram, prompting a manual evacuation in the bitter cold that lasted over an hour. Cannon Mountain General Manager John DeVivo told WMUR this was the first evacuation he could recall in his nine years at the mountain. The cause of the malfunction was not attributed to the cold, but to a mechanical failure in the breaking system. The 80-passenger tram is expected to be out of commission for several days as mechanics work to bring it back online.
Tom Brady Goes Skiing
Last April, Tom Brady jumped over beautiful waterfalls in the rainforest. This year he’s skiing double black diamonds at an exclusive mountain resort for the Beautiful People in Montana.
We were unable to confirm if the Greatest Quarterback of All-Time did actually ski any double black diamond trails at the Yellowstone Club. It appears the Under Armour-endorsed athlete is a man of his contract, as he is sporting a UA jacket. Boston could not determine Brady’s brand of skis or boots based on the photo.
Street Skiing In Boston
Sure, Fenway Big Air was cool and all, but it was a legally sanctioned event. You know what’s even cooler? Skiing off snow-covered cars on Beacon Hill streets in the aftermath of a major blizzard. (Editor’s note: Boston does not endorse skiing off of cars.) The boys at Teton Gravity Research recorded an extended street skiing segment for their latest ski film, Paradise Waits, in which they took full advantage of last year’s storms. The new film, or as it’s called in the skiing world, edit, features Beverly natives Clayton Vila and Cam Riley skiing off of the Alewife MBTA parking garage, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Readville MBTA Commuter Rail Station.