Sunday, January 27, 2008

Loveland Lift Ticket Discounts, 2 for 1 Lift Ticket and Savings

Looking for a great value skiing and snowboarding in the Colorado front range? The Mountain Sports Club has just posted a great value in the form of new lift ticket discount and coupon for skiers and snowboarders. The new discount Loveland coupons are perfect for those looking to stretch the ski budget for the balance of the 2008 ski and snowboard season. Loveland Ski Area now offers skiers and snowboarders 2 for 1 lift tickets with their Mountain Sports Club membership.

Sitting high on the Continental divide, just off of Interstate 70, Loveland enjoys one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the Colorado and the nation. The season starts in October and ends in early May. With abundant snowfall there are many great powder days still left. The 2 for 1 coupons are valid all season and represent a $54 savings and value. With other areas breaking the $90 price this may very well be the best value in skiing and snowboarding anywhere.

Loveland Ski Area offers terrain for everyone. Great groomers, a dedicated beginner area, bowls, steeps, bump sand great hiking access. Get to Loveland Ski Area and enjoy another great Colorado winter ski and snowboard season.

Register for your Mountain Sports Club membership now and save. Special introductory offer only $10.95 for one year. Use promotion code loveland and take advantage of this great savings - register now and start saving, includes choice of one year subscription of either Freeskier, or Snowboard, magazine at this great discounted price. Use it once it is paid for, use it often save hundreds. Regular membership price is $29.95.

Posted January 26, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

June Mountain Lift Ticket Discounts and Coupons Now Available

June Mountain located in the Californa Sierra Mountains, now offers skiers and snowboarders discounted lift tickets and savings to Mountain Sports Club Members. Skiers and snowboarders can now save $10 daily on Adult or Young Adult lift tickets with MSC membership. Save $5 off teen, youth or senior tickets with the discounted coupons available for premium members.

June Mountain is in the Eastern Sierra peaks, past its bigger sister, Mammoth Mountain. The runs for beginners are wide open and tantalizing; plenty of intermediate terrain and challenge. It's great for families, too. All the trails eventually end up at the Chalet. The skiable terrain covers 500 acres on a 2,589-foot vertical drop. The top of the mountain is 10,135 feet.Mountain Sports Club members now save on lift tickets daily at June Mountain. Use the discounted coupons as a premium members and save on your lift tickets when skiing and snowboarding at June Mountain in the California Sierra Mountains.

Not a member? Register now and save on lift tickets with discount coupons at June Mountain and other ski and snowboard resorts nationwide.

Sunlight Mountain Lift Ticket Discount, 2 for 1 Coupon and Free Ski and Snowboard Lesson

Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs offers one of Colorado's most affordable and enjoyable family ski and snowboard destination. Combining the skiing and snowboarding with the option of soaking in the Glenwood Springs Hot Sulphur Springs is a great ski and snowboard vacation destination. The Mountain Sports Club promotion includes includes a 2 for 1 lift ticket coupon as a great discount and incentive. With savings like this members are sure to visit this popular Colorado ski destination.

Now combined with a new FREE learn to ski or snowboard lesson the Thursday value is exceptional. All beginner skiers and snowboarders are welcome!

Sunlight Mountain Resort will offer free half-day lessons to beginner level skiers and snowboarders on Thursdays to beginners! Sunlight will offer free lessons on 1/17, 1/24 and 1/31. Ski and snowboard lessons will begin at 10AM and all guests should sign up at the Ski School window. the free lessons are on a first come first serve basis and will be limited to 20 skiers and 20 boarders. Guests that need rentals should arrive by 9AM to make sure they have time to make it through the rental shop. Lessons are limited to persons age 7 and older. Free lessons do not include lift tickets, rentals, food or any other services.
Not a Mountain Sports Club Member? Register now and save on lift tickets, lodging and more for only $10.95 for one year. Use promotion code jan08 till january 31, 2008.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Burton Triumph Snowboard Now on sale, Only $379, Save Now

With the turn of the new year great deals on gear for snowboarders is ready to roll out. We are please to announce the snowboard deal of the week as the Burton Triumph Men's Snowboard for only $379 at Rebel Board Sports. The Burton Triumph snowboard is a sweet ride that deep snow float and great balance. Buy this snowboard now and rip it up on the hill your next time out snowboarding.

The fully loaded Burton Triumph™ Snowboard redefines the balance of speed, deep‑snow float and airborne agility a mid-wide board can possess. The hair-trigger response and Cadillac-like stability of the slightly tapered shape, and extra-strength 10:45™ Sidewalls, create an indestructible all-terrain ride that begs for abuse. The new lighter weight Powder Fly II™ core counterbalances the board’s tapered shape for ultimate float and board feel.

Sintered Vision Base
Dualzone EGD™
Infinite Ride®
Slightly Tapered Shape
Negative Core Profile
2-Year Warranty NEW Powder Fly II Core
Dual Warp Power Fiberglass
10:45 Sidewalls

Special note: this deal is a Rebel Deal of the week from Rebel Board Sports, and is limited in inventory. Sales started January 15, 2008 and when sold out it is gone. Get this deal while you can.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cold ski days and epic powder – Arapahoe Basin and Vail in Colorado

The holiday break for those of us in Boulder Colorado started late and extended deeper into January than I ever recall. This scheduling quirk led our family to plan and end of holiday 3 days ski and snowboard vacation that would start at Arapahoe Basin and have us spend the last 2 days at Vail.

After a very slow start in November, that had the Colorado Ski areas concerned - as there was record low natural snowfall, the skiing and snowboarding has gotten very good. December turned around quickly as many resorts reported record snowfall for the month of December. The snow has regularly been falling feet at a time and the start of 2008 has seen this same pattern of deep snow continue in Colorado. With a great base the resorts are serving up spectacular conditions with powder days being a regular occurrence. With the storms has come some very cold skiing as well. While resulting in more frequent breaks to warm up the cold temps has ensured the snow is staying dry, soft and light.

This trip was going to be interesting as we are spending a couple of nights at The Antlers in Vail. This condominium/hotel complex is one of the properties in the Lionshead area of Vail that has undergone a facelift and is walking distance from the Gondola and chairs. Having never stayed here I was curious as to the facility. The stay was a pleasant and enjoyable stay. Big rooms, great service – free movies for the kids and popcorn, heated pool, sauna, huge hot tubs with killer jets to massage out the kinks and aches from hard days on the mountain. The business center receives high marks for me as I had to stay in touch with emails and ran a conference call and demo one day. This business center had 4 computers wired and with printers. I would strongly recommend a visit to The Antlers if you are planning a visit to Vail. I know we will be back. The staff was friendly and helpful and the amenities and comforts met and surpassed our expectations.

The start of this mini vacation was a day at Arapahoe Basin. We arrived at the basin late morning on Sunday the 6th. There had been several inches of new snow each of the last several days ensuring soft broken powder throughout the mountain. WE skied pretty much all around the mountain including the alleys on the far side of Palivaccini. Snow cover is excellent and the entire mountain skilled very well. After a nice casual day of skiing we headed over to Vail for the next part of our mini ski getaway. Of special note was how the area emptied after 2 PM . Most of the crowd was trying to beat the I-70 traffic and the area was quiet. We are usually part of the crowd trying to avoid the traffic, so it was a treat to heading the other direction – westbound.

The next couple of days we spent skiing at Vail Mountain. Monday and Tuesday saw fresh snow each day. The first day reminded me of one set of reasons why Vail continues to be such a world class resort for all. My two sons who are taking up snowboarding and have not exactly been pushing it were who I would ski with. They had yet to snowboard down a blue run, either of them, but the decision this day was we would ride the Gondola and try Simba which is a manicured and relatively easy blue intermediate run. This would prove to be a breakthrough day. The snow was soft and silky as well as freshly groomed. The corduroy was the kind of ego snow all skiers and snowboarders need when there is some trepidation and one needs to get over the proverbial confidence hump. This day was one to remember for each of them. They loved the corduroy and reveled in their truns and the fact they were both now cruising blues. As a Dad really looking for the breakthrough in our skiing/snowboarding family this was the right set of runs and the day we had been looking for.

Tuesday was the better of the days in my book as I got to go and enjoy a full on powder day. We were able to hit the Gondola area by 8:40 am and were able to stay ahead of the crowds. This is a key strategic move, if you wish to avoid huge lines and cut up snow in the back bowls. Our approach was to take the lifts next to the gondola and head into Game Creek Bowl. After a quick run here we jumped into the back and had an epic run down Ricky’s Run. There were huge swaths of deep untracked snow. We eventually made it back to Blue Ski Basin and were surprised to see the one lift was not running. When speaking to one of the patrollers we were informed this chair is not running all the time due to staffing. We approached this by coming back again anyway. It was along traverse out but the pow in Champagne Glades was well worth it, and the fact the chair was not running preserved a few extra runs in the powder.

One note was the small restaurant at the top of Blue Sky Basin, does not even have hot water and the grill is on allowing you to bring your own meat to barb-que. From here we went back to the front side. One surprise was how untracked and deep the runs were off the Rim Runs. A few runs, here and then more fresh lines in Riva glade. By this time of the day my legs were becoming jelly and it was time to head back down until the next trip back to the mountains.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Columbia Bliss Women's Ski Parka On Sale, Save 20%

Get the Columbia Women's Bliss Powder Ski Parka now on sale at Ski Chalet for only $184.95 with Free Shipping. This ski jacket is the ideal ski parka for ladies looking to stay warm and look good during the cold days of winter. Whether skiing or snowboarding on the mountain, or staying warm outside the Columbia Ladies Bliss Powder Ski Parka will do the job keeping you warm this winter.

Join the Mountain Sports Club and save even more when shopping at Ski Chalet online, or in the stores. Use your save $10 coupon on this purchase and the discount is even greater than the 20% savings already marked down. Free basic memberships and premium memberships still available. Use promotion code jan08 and become a premium member for only $10.95.

If you're into Bliss [and powder] then you'll love the fleece-lined chin, the finger-tip pocket and the inside music pocket, it's true bliss.

Features that are part and parcel of this ski parka and ski jacket include:

Shell: 100% nylon Ultimate twill, 100% polyester Ultra Wick™ mesh, 100% nylon Ethnic V™ printed 210T taffeta, 100% polyester 40g Microtemp™ XF II insulation. Liner: 100% polyester 360g MTR™ Fleece
Women's Long CORE Columbia Interchange System
Detachable Hood
Authentic Fit
Music Pocket with Cord Port
Strategically seam sealed
Insulated shell
Hand warming pockets
Fingertip sleeve pocket
Quickdraw hem
Interior audio pocket with cord port
Interior mesh stash pocket
Fleece lined chin guard

There is still plenty of skiing and snowboarding left as the winter ski and snowboard season is just getting into high gear. Save on skis, ski clothing and more at Ski Chalet with the Mountain Sports Club.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Rossignol Zenith Z3 Skis with Binding now over 50% off

Spotlight deals of the week on skis is the Rossignol Zenith Z3 Skis with Axium 120 bindings at Sun and Ski Sports for only $399. You save over $400 on this ski and binding package.

Skiers looking for a great ski at a terrific discount need look no further. Seldom do you find this type of value packed ski and binding package for under $400. Check out these key details on this great ski and binding offer:

The Rossignol Zenith Z3 Skis With Axium 120 Bindings is for aspiring expert skiers who desire versatility and seek a stable all-mountain ski. Designed with Vibration Absorbing System (VAS) in which visco elastomer material is inserted into the ski's construction to damped vibrations to add greater control, stability and contact with the snow. Rossignol Zenith Z3 Skis With Axium 120 Bindings also come with a new, easy, tool-free integrated ski/binding interface system where they simply slide onto the control beam for tool-free adjustment.

Vibration Absorbing System (VAS)
Tool-Free Integrated Ski Bindings
TPI2 Dualtec Integral Construction
Dimensions: 121/72/100mm
Turn Radius: 16.4m (@ 170cm)
Recommended Use: Advance skiers
Warranty: One Year
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Type of Ski: Mid-Fat
Gender: Mens
Integrated Binding System: Yes
What Binding is Included?: Axium 120
Construction Features: Dualtec Integral
Tail: Straight
Model Year: 2007
Skill Range: 3-5

Use your Mountain Sports Club $10 off savings coupon and save even more now when shopping online or in the store at Sun and Ski Sports.

Rossignol skis continue to be one of the most popular and leading performance skis in the marketplace. Buy the Rossignol Zenith Z3 ski with Axium 120 binding now and save.