Learn to burn at Heavenly


Heavenly Mountain Resort (www.skiheavenly.com) celebrates Learn a Snow Sport Month with a
new array of deals on children’s and adult ski and snowboard school
lessons through Feb. 8.

Enroll now
to receive 20 percent off all kids’ ski and snowboard lessons, 20 percent
off all private lessons and a new Buy Two Consecutive Days, Get the Third Day
Free on adult group lessons taken through Sunday, Feb. 8.


Heavenly’s high elevation and expertise in snowmaking and grooming,
Heavenly is offering the best snow surface conditions at Lake
. It’s the perfect time to learn to ski or snowboard or
to improve your skills at the highly-acclaimed Ski and Snowboard Schools
of Heavenly,” said Blaise Carrig, Heavenly’s CEO.

The best way to make your first turn on skis or a snowboard is to take a lesson, but,
lessons aren’t just for beginners. Even intermediate or advanced skiers and snowboarders can learn a new technique to polish
and refine their skills on the steeps, bumps or powder.

With the technological
advancements in shaped skis, development of women’s equipment and terrain park twin tips skis and park/pipe snowboards, skiing and snowboarding has
come a long way. So has the instruction.

More families and friends want to spend quality time together on the slopes. A good way is to take a private group lesson for up to six people, providing expert coaching plus a customized, guided tour of the mountain.

Heavenly prides
itself on hiring the top coaches in the region who create a learning
environment rich in positive reinforcement and encouragement. Six of the top
ten spots on the Professional Ski Instructors of America’s Western Region
Demonstration Team are held by Heavenly ski instructors (Michael Rogan, Robin
Barnes, Heidi Ettlinger, Steve Evenson, Tim Rankins, Greg Lyons and Marty
Moore). Two of PSIA’s six snowboard demo team members are from Heavenly
(Josh Spoelstra and Ryan Goralski). And Rogan, Barnes and Spoelstra were
selected to PSIA’s National Demo Team.


To carve a ski or snowboard school lesson, visit www.skiheavenly.com.
These offers are not valid with any other ski and snowboard school promotion.
Other restrictions may apply.

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Party hardy at Mountain High

22412-mount2.jpgThe first of three College Nights at Mountain High kicked off last
night in Wrightwood, when college students from more than a dozen campuses packed the
Bullwheel for a full-on party. DJ SlipMatt spun the beats,
while Monster drink specials flowed from the bar.

ForUs Magazine rolled
deep with two party buses sponsored by Ex Drink. The Antics
street team from Toyota keep the good times rolling with a tricked out
Matrix complete with Guitar Hero and dolled out custom screen printed

Elm Company showered the crowd in cash, throwing out $300 in

Celsius, Bataleon, and Flow were on the snow with
snowboard, binding, and boot demos and FUEL TV handed out goodie bags
with lanyards, stickers, and shred flicks from Ally Distribution.
Transworld Snowboarding, Omatic Snowboards, Active Ride Shop, BNQT,
Southern California Collegiate Snowsports Conference (SCCSC), and
Skinnie Magazine hooked it up as well.

The next two
College Nights will be held on February 12 and March 12, with half-off appetizers, half-off beer (21+), $1 hot dogs, live
DJs, $20 night lift tickets (with college ID), and hookups from our
partners. Visit mthigh.com/college for details.

Check out the photos here! http://forum.mthigh.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=20

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College Night at Mountain High

Mountain High is bringing a rocking college party
to the mountains this winter. College Night at Mountain High is a series of three Thursday night parties
created to bring Southern California college
students together on the snow.

College Night will take place from 5-10 p.m. at the
Bullwheel Bar & Grill at Mountain High West on Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and
March 12.


Toyota Matrix is presenting sponsor of College Night, jumpstarting the party with the Antics street team.
The Antics crew will be dolling out custom Tshirts with an on-demand screen
printing machine.

is also providing the beats, spun by DJ Slip Matt, and a pair of tricked out Toyota
Matrix display vehicles complete with Guitar Hero. I

In addition, newly added
product sponsors Ally Distribution, The Hundreds, Elm Company, Omatic
Snowboards, Celsius, Nikita, Bataleon, Flow, and Sessions will be hooking it up
with product galore.

College Night will feature half-off
appetizers, half-off beer (21+), $1 hot dogs, live DJs, $20 night lift tickets (with
college ID), and hookups from a collection of industry partners. Transworld
Snowboarding, FUEL TV, Active Ride Shop, BNQT, Southern California Collegiate
Snowsports Conference (SCCSC), ForUs Magazine, and Skinnie Magazine will also be
in attendance ensuring College Night rocks to its fullest potential. Hookups

printed t-shirts from Toyota Matrix.

  • Cash
    and product toss-ups courtesy of Elm Company and Omatic Snowboards.
  • Awesome
    giveaways like passes to live tapings of The Daily Habit on FUEL TV and
    more from companies like Ally Distribution, The Hundreds, Celsius, Nikita,
    Bataleon, Flow, and Sessions.
  • Discounted
    subscriptions from Transworld Snowboarding.
  • Special
    college discounts and giveaways from Active.
  • A
    chance to preview FUEL TV’s new snowboard shows like
    “Snowboard Diaries” and “Flipside”.
  • Hookups
    and party photos from ForUs and Skinnie.
  • Event
    coverage from BNQT, FUEL TV, and Transworld.

Join crews of kids from dozens of college
campuses and bring your friends for a rocking college party on College Night at
Mountain High. Check out mthigh.com/college
for details.

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$44 lift tickets for 44th president

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is
celebrating the inauguration of the 44
th President of the United States
with a
lift ticket

“We wanted
to give our guests a chance to enjoy the presidential inauguration without
making the trip to Washington D.C. and getting dressed up in formal gowns and
tuxedos,” says John Rice, General Manager of Sierra Resort. “No matter
your personal politics, the inauguration of a President of the United States
is a great time to remember what a glorious country we live in.”


The $44
lift ticket must be reserved online at www.SierraAtTahoe.com
by midnight on Jan. 19. Valid on January 20, Inauguration Day, only.

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Snow Bird tops 200-inch mark

Snowbird Ski Resort crossed over the 200-inch
season-to-date snowfall total mark last week thanks to 29 inches of new snow. 


feet of snow fell in December, and January is already proving to be another
significant and productive snowfall month,” said Snowbird President Bob
Bonar. “The mountain is in mid-winter form and skiers are raving about
the conditions.” 

The storm brought Snowbird’s season-to-date snowfall total to 207
inches and the mid-mountain base to 86 inches.

Little Cottonwood Canyon resort averages an annual snowfall of 500 inches,
providing the longest ski and snowboard season in Utah. Last season Snowbird
received 611 inches and remained open until June 22. Lodging packages,
including Ski Free in January for $135 per person/double occupancy can be found
at www.snowbird.com.

more information or to see photos of the current conditions, visit www.snowbird.com. Live shots of the current
storm’s snow accumulation can be seen using Snowbird’s SnowCam at

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USASA holds weekend events

The United States Amateur Snowboard Association will hold a series of events including  Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Slalom, Giant
Slalom, and BoarderCross this weekend at Mountain High in Wrightwood. Competitors compete to build points toward
qualification to the USASA Nationals held at Copper Mountain Colorado. 

There are age groups and divisions for all riders including multiple
skier divisions.  These events have prize pools, raffles, and awards

Registration will be held from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Big Pines Lodge

USASA Membership for 08/09: $75

USASA Non-Points Gathering Day Membership: $25

Entry Fee: $25

Lift Ticket: $25

Slopestyle:  This event is a judged freestyle competition with a course composed of table tops, hips, rails, and boxes.

Halfpipe: A judged Freestyle event located in the halfpipe.

Slalom & Giant Slalom:  This event is a timed race.

BoarderCross: This event is a race with multiple riders.  The course consists of Banks, Jumps, and Rollers.

Age Groups:

Ruggie     (7-under)

Grommet   (8-9)

Menehune   (10-11)

Breakers   (12-13)

Youth      (14-15)

Juniors    (16-17)

Jams      (18-22)

Senior     (23-29)

Master     (30-39)

Legend     (40-49)

Kahuna    (50-59)

Methuselah (60+)

Open Class


Skiers (10-under)

Skiers (11-15)

Skiers (16-19)

Skiers (20 +)

For more information regarding the United States of America Snowboard Association please check out www.usasa.org

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Learn to ski and ride for $29

to ski and ride for only $29! To encourage everyone to get
better at skiing or snowboarding, Diamond Peak at Incline Village will offerLearn to
Ski and Ride Week from Jan. 12-16.

First timers can
get a ticket, a lesson, and rentals for only $29.

Peak is a great place to learn with its wide, easy slopes
and top ski and snowboard instructors. It offers beautiful lake views from almost every run.

It’s perfect for families and beginners because it doesn’t draw huge crowds. There’s a variety of
ski and snowboard packages for all ages and abilities.

first-time beginner package usually costs $81 for a 1 hr 45 min lesson,
rental equipment and a lift ticket but during Learn to Ski and Ride
Week get all of this for only $29. Save over $50!

are not required. Just come to
Diamond Peak during the week of Jan. 12-16 and ask for the
first-time beginner package at any ticket window. 

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Simon says come to Bear Mountain

Mountain Resort is proud to present pro snowboarder Simon Chamberlain’s
signature event “Simon Says” this Saturday, January 10, 2009 in “The
Scene.” This unique competition will kick off at 5 p.m. under the
lights at Bear Mountain. Registration for the event will take place
between 3 and 4 p.m. in the Boardroom. Only 80 entries will be taken so
if you want to compete get there early and be prepared to kick down the
15 dollar registration fee.

The course will be set Friday
night by Bear Mountain’s pro terrain park staff. “Simon will be hand
picking the features for this competition Friday night so it’s anyones
guess what will be included,” says Bear Mountain’s park development and
marketing coordinator, Clayton Shoemaker. “I can guarantee that it will
be sick and likely include his signature jib that we constructed last

Simon Says is similar to the childhood game played on playgrounds
around the country for decades. Simon will stand at the top of the
course and call out tricks, then competitors will have the opportunity
to match his requested trick. If the riders fail to pull the trick they
will be eliminated from the competition. Prizes for winners will
consist of cash and swag from thirtytwo, Nomis and Step Child.

DJ Slip Matt will be spinning tunes in the base area and the Beach Bar
will be serving booze for those 21 and over. Food and beverages will
also be available for purchase at the Rail View BBQ. So, come out and
make a night of it.

Over the summer the resort installed two new lights that give off 6000
watts of power each making for an excellent night event venue.
Snowboarders can look forward to many more nighttime events coming to
Bear Mountain this year.

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Mountain High breaks holiday records

Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood reports a record breaking holiday season
with skier visits up more than 40% over last year for the two-week Christmas period.
This marks a 36% increase over the resort’s 12-year average and a welcome
relief for weary resort managers. Factors leading to the increase include
strong early-season advertising, trade-down vacation scenarios due to the
weakened economy, and four and a half feet of natural snow the week prior to

“Mountain High experienced the
perfect storm,” said Karl Kapuscinski,
President and CEO. “The four feet of snow prior to the holidays, in
combination with pent-up demand due to a later than normal opening, and tendencies
to ski closer to home all fell in line to deliver a record breaking holiday

Mountain High’s North Pole
Tubing Park also saw an increase of 50% over the same period last year operating
near full capacity seven days per week. The North Pole Tubing Park is the
region’s largest tubing area with up to 12 lanes serviced by two surface

The North Pole’s pricing of $20 for two hours makes it a
popular option for families who don’t ski or snowboard, but still want to
experience the excitement of a winter resort.

Robbie Burelson barrels down Mountain
High East on Dec.18. Photo courtesy of 

Dennis Nadalin and Mountain High East.

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