Video Wars Awards given out at Mountain High

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The Video Wars Awards Celebration will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in the Bullwheel Bar & Grill at Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood.


After Video Wars, stick around for the premier of the new
Pheel Good film “Better Than Nothing” features Scotty Vine, Cory Cronk,
Cory Whetstone, Eli Weiner, Josh Shaheen, Josh Nelson, ZackHale, and
many more.  No helicopter shots.  Just a lot of close friends, good
times, and the best snowboarding Southern California has to offer.

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Family fun pack at Snow Valley

Families looking for a great time in the mountains should check out the family fun pack being offered by Snow Valley Ski Resort.

Snow Valley offers two adult and two child
lift tickets for $115. This offer is available weekdays only, and not on holidays. It must be purchased online.

Click HERE to purchase the Family Fun Pack

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Fly like a zephyr while snowmobiling at Lake Tahoe

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Photos courtesy of Zephyr Cove Resort

By Richard Irwin, Staff Writer

Powering through the snow, we entered a washed out world of grays and off-whites. We felt as if we were riding in the clouds, which we were, cruising at 9,000 feet in the crisp, cold air of the High Sierras.
Some riders were disappointed that we wouldn’t be able to see the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe below us, but the surreal scenery made me glad that we had taken a day off skiing to try this snowmobile tour with Zephyr Cove Resorts.
The gray mist even muffled the sounds of the powerful snow machines. We glided silently through the High Sierra glades.
The towering pines looked like pieces of art, decoratively layered with crisp, white snow. It seemed more a dream than reality.
After a week of skiing and snowboarding in the many resorts around Tahoe, we were ready to try something different. Maybe even a little less strenuous to give our sore muscles a chance to rest.
Everyone agreed on snowmobiling, so we checked out the tours available from South Lake Tahoe and picked Zephyr Cove Resort.
The tours leave from the resort, which is only four miles into Nevada from the state line.

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The package includes a hotel shuttle from South Lake Tahoe.
We opted for the two-hour lake view tour, though with the reduced visibility we never saw the lake. The company says that it offers the only lake view trails on the South Shore.
It also claims to be the largest snowmobile tour center in the United States. And after seeing its a fleet of 90 late model Yamaha and Ski-Doo snowmobiles, I would agree.
Our guide said these were state-of-the-art machines worth more than $10,000. Yikes! The sleek snowmobiles even had hand and thumb warmers. Yeah!
And unlike the older snowmobiles that I’m used to driving, these boasted four-stroke engines so we wouldn’t be breathing oily smoke from the exhaust.
Our guides said these touring machines offered superior performance even with two riders. That’s great for couples who want to ride together, though there is a combined weight limit of 350 pounds.
Just a quick note to save money, children 15 years old and younger ride behind you for free on Thursdays. Which is good, because you have to be 16 to drive their snowmobiles. And those under 18 must have written consent from their parents.
Rates are $119 for single riders and $159 for doubles.
Nobody in our group wanted to ride double, everyone wanted to drive their own machine. So, our tour guides gave everyone a quick lesson on how to operate the powerful machines safely.
The sleek tourers were easy to drive, squeeze the throttle lever with your thumb to take off, squeeze the brake lever on the opposite handlebar to slow down. Try not to do both at the same time!
The guys wanted to drive really fast, but our guides pointed out that this was a scenic tour not a racetrack.
Besides, the two-way trail had oncoming traffic so everyone had to stay in line behind our tour guide. And you didn’t want to go off the packed trail and bog down in the heavy snow.
Still, the guide set a quick pace. Fast enough to give us city slickers a thrill, but slow enough to let us maintain complete control.
Every once in a while, we’d stop for a breather and our guide checked to see if everyone was doing OK.
Climbing the mountain on these sleek sleds was fun, sliding through the aspen groves and up some steep pitches.
Finally, we reached the top, but the biting wind kept us from lingering. We wanted to get back in the treeline, where the towering pines sheltered us from the storm.
On the way back down, we stopped at a rest stop for some hot chocolate. Everyone’s face was flushed from excitement, especially those who had forgotten to bring their ski masks.
Soon our High Sierra adventure had come to an end. And everyone was ready to return to the slopes for another day of skiing.
But our Zephyr Cove retreat had been a restful dream. Sliding through a fantasy world of black and white.
richard.irwin@sgvn.com

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Olympic medalists film at Bear Mountain Resorts

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Bear Mountain Ski Resort reported two celebrities yesterday. Gracing their slopes were two of the greatest
female riders of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Silver and Bronze
medalists Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark were getting shots on the Park grounds with the rest of the girls Burton Team.

In addition to their shoot, Bear will also be kick off yet
another Analog “Go Huck Yourself” contest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Snow Summit.

Fuel TV will also be filming a
“Built to Shred” segment at Bear Mountain Resorts on March 9.

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3rd Rail Jam set for Mountain High on March 6

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Combining the country’s best amateur skiers and riders with hip hop culture, the 3rd Rail Jam will roll into Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood on March 6.

The sic event will feature a series of
winner-takes-all rail jams, slopeside graffiti art, MC battles, hip hop
music and live performances by Grammy-nominated rapper Slick Rick.

Up to 150 riders will compete for cash prizes and a limited edition
Launch Snowboard designed by graffiti legend Pose2. In addition to the
rail competition, there will be live painting by some of the most
notorious graffiti crews in the United States

“The
Battle Below Zero,” a freestyle MC competition will pit eight local MCs
against one another. Vendors Under Armour, Skull Candy, Turbine, and Kangol will display their new lines and give away
products to lucky visitors.

Slick Rick will follow each rail jam
with after-parties that will include break dance crews.
Originally from England, the Grammy-nominated rapper set
the tunes for Snoop Dogg who covered Rick’s hit song, “La-Di-Da-Di,”
and is popularly known for his song, “Children’s Story,” often heard on
the dance floors of many night clubs, in addition to his role in
Jay-Z’s, “Girls, Girls, Girls.”

Named
after the powered rail in the subways of New York City, the 3rd Rail
Jam offers a mix of skier and
rider competitions with hip hop music, graffiti and MC
battles.

The
competition is open to four divisions- 14 and under, all girls, best of
breed and skiers. For more information, or to register for the 3rd Rail
events, go to 
www.3rdrailjam.com.

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Two for one Tuesdays in Wrightwood

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Join the boarders at Mountain High in Wrightwood on Tuesdays for live music, drink specials, celebrity radio
remotes, vendors, giveaways, and 2 for 1 Lift Tickets (8-Hour or
Night).

On March 2, the first 100 guests will get a free recyclable tote bag from Mountain High Ski Resort.  Come enjoy the DJs out on the West Deck.  Chow down on Dollar tacos and drink specials in the Bullwheel.


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!!

IMPORTANT – PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO REDEEM YOUR 2 FOR 1 TICKETS!
1) 2 For 1 Tickets must be purchased here online. This offer is not available at the resort.
2) 2 For 1 Tickets may be redeemed at ANY ticket window.
3) You MUST bring your confirmation letter AND a valid photo ID.
4) Both tickets must be used on the same day.
5) Offer not valid in conjunction with any other discount or promotion.


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