Linking Turns: How Nordicas are made, the worst people outdoors in 2018 and mountain home gifts

Midwest Ski Journal likes to highlight a few pieces of skiing internet worth your time in Linking Turns. Find the best, most important, least important and otherwise links here each week. 

This week, MSJ takes a look at a the first part of a short film project by Powder that goes inside an Austrian ski factory. Then, we reminisce on the dumbest things that happened in the great outdoors last year. Finally, we scramble to find that snow-related knick knack for your home.

TURN 1: Crafted Episode 1: The Nordica Enforcer Project (John Stifter/Powder Magazine)

Take a look inside Nordica’s factory in Austria to see how the sausage is made.

Powder uses a 5-minute video and a story underneath to talk about the Nordica Enforcer ski line. The video looks into the ins and outs of putting together these skis and how the design and conceptual processes work together.

It’s a cool, stylish video that is also informative. Click the link for more about the skis, or watch the video here.

TURN 2: The 8 Dumbest Things to Happen in the Outdoors in 2018 (Outside Magazine)

From the infuriating, to the hilarious to the downright absurd, this list of eight stories from 2018 is a who’s who of what not to do as you plan outdoor adventures in 2019.

I’m sure you saw the story of the man taunting a bison in Yellowstone National Park, but you may not have seen some of these other ones.

For example, I missed the the story of the man in Estonia who accidentally climbed a mountain trying to get back to his hotel after a night of drinking. Like…how?

TURN 3: SKI’s Mountain Home Gift Guide 2019 (SKI Magazine)

If you are like me, you’ll try to stay with some friends in the mountains this winter to save a few bucks on lodging. If you do so, don’t just bring the obligatory bottle of wine. Bring them something unique for their home.

This list of mountain home items is a really good one. They have some chic, mountain-related home gifts that I would love in my home and picture in my future mountain cabin (cabin is still conceptual at this juncture).

The drink glasses with mountains on the bottom are especially unique as are the “Village Gondola” and “Unload Here” signs. It’s a long list, so there’s something for everyone…as long as they love the mountains.

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