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ESPN’s Action Sports gives us the top ten reasons to rock the mountain during the holiday.
1. Resorts are empty on Dec. 25
Sure, there are crowds at ski resorts during the holidays. But Christmas day? Totally empty. While everyone’s busy unwrapping gifts and eating fruit cake, you’ll have the mountain to yourself.
2. Backcountry is always empty
And when it does get crowded (from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31), sign up for a guided backcountry tour (many resorts and local outfitters offer this type of thing) or a day of cat-skiing, like at Crested Butte, Colorado.
3. There’s powder somewhere
It’s been a slow start to winter at a lot of resorts, but some ski areas have received over 100 inches of snowfall already, including Colorado’s Wolf Creek, Washington’s Crystal Mountain, and Alaska’s Alyeska.
4. Dress like Santa, ski for free
On Dec. 17, the first 75 people who show up at Whistler’s Garibaldi Lift Company in full Santa attire get a free lift ticket. Utah’s Canyons, Vermont’s Bolton Valley and Maine’s Sunday River offer similar Santa skis free days.
5. And other non-Santa discounts
Mt. Bachelor, Ore., is offering a $99 three-day lift ticket — which can be used during the holidays, which are usually blackout days for discount tickets. The fine print is you have to buy the ticket by Dec. 12.
6. Travel is easier than you think
If your excuse for not going skiing during the holidays is “It’s too hard to get there,” then hear this: Nonstop flights arrive in Jackson, Wyo., daily from six major cities, including L.A., Chicago, and Atlanta.
7. Après-ski New Year’s Eve parties
New Year’s Eve parties are always more fun in ski towns. Check out the party at the Wobbly Barn at Killington, Vt., the torchlight parade and fireworks at Steamboat, Colo., or anywhere in South Lake Tahoe.
8. And loads of other events
Sunday River, Maine, might have the most stacked holiday event schedule we’ve ever seen: rail jams, concerts, comedians and fire dancers, pub quizzes, fireworks and more. And even a ski-for-free lodging deal during the holidays.
9. Some resorts have just opened
If you’re worried that you’ve missed all the freshness from opening day, fear not. Some resorts are just getting started: Montana’s Moonlight Basin, California’s Alpine Meadows, and Nevada’s Mount Rose have just opened for the season this week.
10. Post-shredding shopping
Holiday shopping? Yep, resort towns can definitely handle that, too. Assuming you’re OK with gifting antler chandeliers and fur-lined coats. Best shopping: Park City, Utah, Aspen, Colo., Stowe, Vt.
Lindsey Vonn took home her 5th World Cup of the season on her adopted home soil in Beaver Creek. This amazing win was the 4th in a row that she has taken home; a new US record. Vonn’s World Cup win at the Super-G in Colorado is number 46 in her career, tying her with Austria’s Renate Goetschl for third on the career list.
Lindsey even joined in the “Tebowing” craze in respect for Denver Broncos quarterback, Tim Tebow, as she dropped down on a knee and struck a prayer pose after the race.
Despite personal drama (a recent divorce from Thomas Vonn), Lindsey Vonn is determined to take on the mountain, and we are quite certain she is doing just that.
Since the early days of Burton Snowboards, women have always helped shape the team, the products and the company. Today marks another milestone with the launch of burtongirls.com, Burton’s first online community dedicated to women and the snowboard lifestyle. See what the girls are up to at http://burtongirls.com.
Start the holidays a little early and indulge in your own Burton gear at Ski Pro today.
Home grown in Aspen; Obermeyer ski gear is composed of the newest technology, the best fit, and the hottest look. It’s the perfect gear for killing it on black diamonds and flying past the competition, yet it’s also the ski gear that alludes to your skills; even if you’re just sipping on hot cocoa at the lodge. Indulge in your own Obermeyer gear today at Skipro.
Ski Mountaineer Chris Davenport won two World Championships, an ESPN Winter X medal, many Powder Magazine Reader’s Poll awards, the 24 Hours of Aspen, and was a fixture on the podium of the Freeride World Tour.
Ready for a taste of some good ‘ol winter fun? K2 Snowboards presents Better Daze episodes for our enjoyment this winter. Enjoy!
Ready to go rock your own mountain? Get your K2 gear (and any other winter gear you need) at Skipro!
Defy expectations, defy the stereotypes. Spyder gear has designed the Antidote, a line inspired by one of the best skiers in the game, Roz Groenewoud. “I love the incredulous looks I get when I apply red lipstick before every single competition run-and then still manage to get the highest first hit.
Ride launches the 2nd season of their webisode series, Ride With Us. Watch the premiere as Ride Riders, Austin Hironaka, Seth Kitzke and John Shaw take on global domination, Ride style.
Who can refuse snow porn? Check out Burton’s Open Spaces Snow Porn clip with Danny Davis, Stephan Maurer, Nicolas Muller, Mads Jonsson and more in Mikey Basich’s backyard (aka Area 241).
Ready to make your own snow porn? Skipro has all the toys and Burton gear you need.
Take a quick sneak peek behind the scenes as Warren Miller Ski Films shoots some incredible footage at Heavenly resort at Lake Tahoe.
It’s ski and snowboard season and the mountains are beckoning. Grab your gear at Skipro today.
On November 11th Breckenridge Resort in Colorado is opening for their 50th Anniversary bash! Opened in 1961, Breck has seen 39 million visitors and was the first Colorado ski resort to ever allow snowboarders. Go Breck! There is no better excuse to ride, ski, and participate in some good ‘ol fashioned fun. Get details here!