Pro skier Jeremy Benson recently returned from his first ski trip to Europe. Here are five lessons he learned in the steep-skiing mecca of Chamonix, France—from how to ski steeps to why you sometimes need to wear a harness while skiing.
Last year, writer Tim Neville decided to do what many dream of but never have the guts to see through: pack up his tidy life in Bend, Oregon, and relocate to Europe with his pregnant wife and their cat, Puddy. He put their belongings in a shipping container and e-mailed to say he was moving to Bern, Switzerland. We were intrigued. But it wasn’t until the dream went to hell that we hired him to write It’s Always Sunny in Switzerland—a column in six parts.