Writings: When Douglas Preston & the Dalai Lama took a ski trip April 30, 2014 Writings The Dalai Lama on a chairlift in the mountains of New Mexico, April 1991. Photo by Bob Shaw. This is one of those “made my day” stories that crossed the brothers’ and sisters’ desks, and we agreed you would probably dig it, especially at the end. Thanks for a good one, Douglas! Here’s the post, from Slate.com.