Posts Tagged 'snowboarding'

Snow trip up north

After 3 serious winter days in Israel, it was time to kick-off the snowboarding season.
Every mountain over 700m experienced some whiteness, and even down south, at Mitzpe Ramon, home of the Ramon Crater, the snow piled up on the ground.

Although the Hermon Mountain was not officially open yet (opened today, Sat.), I convinced my friend to tag along for half-day travel to the north of Israel. The sights were amazing !!
The entire Golan Heights and parts of the Galilee were covered in snow, the roads icy at some sections, and the temp was low, 2-3 C. Even Nimrod Fortress got a taste of white…
We stopped by for late breakfast at this beautiful spot (Hebrew article) in Nimrod, a small village 10 min from Hermon Mountain.

[Building a snow dude]

You can enjoy some pictures here, or head over to and check out more.

[The Golan Heights in white]

I didn’t get a chance to snowboard, but no worries – by next weekend my board will have its first taste of snow, and I’ll show you some tricks

1st Snowboarding of the season.. and the outcome of my presentation

It has been an interesting 2 weeks for me, and today they are over. I’m doing my MBA at Bar Ilan University, and during the past 2 weeks I had 4 exams, which means I had to take some time off from work..

Well, my last exam was yesterday (Wed), and today I decided to make a long weekend, and drove up north with couple of friends to the Hermon Mt., the only ‘Ski Resort’ we have in Israel. We had some true winter this past month in Israel, and the snow piled up to over 1 meter, which is about 3.2 feet – and that’s a lot! for Israel..

It was excellent!! Beautiful weather, excellent snowboarding conditions, good company – we even brought short-wave radio, so we can talk to each other on the slopes.. The only problem was that we were not alone – the site was PACKED with people, skiing/snowboarding (and visitors), and when there are a lot of people, the resort turns into an unpleasant place. It’s just not equipped to handle massive amount of people, and at some point we had to wait 30min for the chair-lift, and an additional 20min on it (very-very slow).
So overall it was a good first day for snowboarding, but we didn’t snowboard as much as we hoped..

So, after 3 days off work, and an additional 2 days (weekend), I’m heading back to work on Sunday (as you might recall, Israel working week is Sun-Thu). And on that subject, I owe you a follow-up post, regarding my presentation this Sun.
I gave a presentation earlier this week to my department at work about web 2.0 tactics, and its business implications. After reading some of my linked bloggers, I decided to use some of their rules, which I described in an earlier post.
Re Web 2.0, Todd Watson posted on his blog this video, web 2.0 explained. After watching it, twice, I think I could save a lot of time working on my presentation, and just show that video..

It was a blast! I must take my hat (or fingers) off to Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and Presentation Zen for their ideas on how to deliver a winning presentation. Although I think they aimed more at VC presentations, giving an elevator pitch, or a business plan to investors, but their tips also apply to every-day presentations.

The first slide, ‘title’, was the comic shown to the left.
A big thank you (and link of course) goes to bLaugh – the (un)official comic of the blogosphere, for their inspiring comics, which I used in my slides.

Oh, one last thing – Technorati has started tracking my blog.. after I signed in, and gave it a trace order.. Another milestone achieved.

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