Saturday, September 10, 2022

Bern Helmet Saves Serious Head Injury

 Helmet safety and performance for skiing/snowboarding, cycling, skateboarding and many other sports are now much more commonplace than decades ago. There is good reason as they protect your head and you from serious injury in the event of a fall, collision, or accident. I, John Siewierski, personally have been wearing one for years and recently had a very serious crash that would have been much worse had I not had a high performance and properly fitted Bern helmet. Below you will see what my arm looked like after the crash and before the 10 stitches that were required to close the gashed/lacerated right forearm from my elbow. The accident was not the result of any gnarly riding. Rather my riding partner and I had just started a ride that is primarily gravel, and dirt trail riding. There was the option to go right or left and while I knew the route my riding partner did not and as I was slightly ahead I had made the turn left to stay on the path while he went right and t-boned me right I was standing up to begin the climb. We were not at high speed and I went flying landing on my head, arm, hip, ribs and shoulder.


It was truly amazing I did not break anything or had a concussion. Once we had me stitched up, x-rayed, confirmed no concussion and provided a prescription of painkillers and muscle relaxers we headed home and when I saw my helmet I realized given the magnitude of the impact on my head I very well would have had at the least a concussion and possible brain damage and surely time spent in a hospital vs being able to go home. While very sore and battered still head intact. I can only shout out first to Bern Helmets and thank you for making helmets that keep our head and brains working after falls like this one. Another shout out goes to the nurse who was on the trail as this happened who helped to clean the wound and provided sound advice to go to an Acute Care facility vs the ER option. Truly a wise choice as they immediately processed me in a minute or 2 and then began cleaning me up, doing the tests, cleaning the wound and picking gravel out of my arm, The cleaning of the wound took 45 minutes alone. The help and attention was outstanding. I am pleased to state 10 days later I am well on the road to recovery thanks to the Bern Helmet, helpful people on the trail and excellent care.

The helmet absorbed the crash as I fell on my head as well.

Thank you Bern Helmets.

Moral of all this is ALWAYS wear your helmet if only for a small easy errand. One never knows when a simple mistake can lead to serious consequences. Also do not skimp on a cheaper quality helmet. Get one that really protects you and make sure it is fitted properly. I cannot recommend Bern Helmets enough. Me and all my sons have them for cycling and skiing/snowboarding and will always make sure we have performance and fit as our brains need to be well protected. This is not an advertisement but an account of an event that could have been so much worse.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Mammoth Mountain Lift Ticket and Rental Discounts

 We are pleased to announce we have updated the Mammoth Mountain lift ticket and rental discounts for the coming Winter 2022.23 ski and snowboard season. Enjoy big mountain skiing and riding at a great value. Plan in advance and save.  Early forecasts are calling for a snowy winter. Snowmaking will begin this fall so get ready to play in the snow.


 

Friday, July 29, 2022

Snow King Mountain Offers Discount on Summer Activities and Rentals

 We are pleased to welcome Snow King Mountain located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

Summer activities include mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, alpine slide, mini golf, bouldering and more. Now save 20% on activity and rentals Summer 2022 when booking 48 hours in advance. Includes SUP, bike, kayak rentals and mountain activities. Use promotion code MSC2022 when booking to redeem the discount. Offer expires 10/2/2022.

Lodging discounts available during the Winter ski and snowboard season. 




Friday, May 6, 2022

Baldy Mountain Resort in British Columbia Discount Lift Tickets

 As spring melts the snow we are posting returning and new resort partners offers for the 2022.23 Winter season. Once again Baldy Mountain Resort will offer Mountain Sports Club premium members a 20% discount on lift tickets for next season. With lift ticket prices going to $70 on a full day adult lift ticket, the savings is up to $14 off daily. Join now at spring pricing and save summer and all Winter. Get out and enjoy the mountains. Baldy Mountain Resort offers chairlift rides for hiking and cross country mountain biking this Summer 2022. 




Monday, April 18, 2022

Whaleback Mountain 2 for 1 Lift Tickets for Winter 2022.23

 We are pleased to announce once again Whaleback Mountain in New Hampshire will offer premium Mountain Sports Club members 2 for 1 lift tickets for the Winter 2022.23 season. A locally run area that also offers night skiing. Support your local mountain and save on lift tickets next Winter. Save big next winter and get out more often.






Friday, April 15, 2022

Lodging discounts at Summit Mountain Rentals All Year

 We are pleased to welcome Summit Mountain Rentals as our newest lodging partner located in Summit County Colorado. Offering various condos and homes by or centrally located to Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort and Arapahoe Basin. Book Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter for your next mountain getaway or vacation and save.   


Get out and enjoy the mountains of Colorado. 




Tuesday, March 29, 2022

River Raft Trip Discounts for Summer 2022

 As we see the Winter ski and snowboard season start to wind down and areas close, we start to look toward Summer. As we continue to add new summer categories, river raft trips started last summer and is growing in terms of new outfitters extending discounts to Mountain Sports Club premium members and subscribers. 

Get out and enjoy the summer season rafting and/or kayaking with our partners. More offers and partners coming for Summer 2022

Colorado

Downstream Adventures – Close to Denver, rafting Clear Creek. Save 10% on all raft trips.



Kodi Rafting – 6 Colorado locations. Save 10%.

River Runners with 2 locations in Colorado. Save 15%

Idaho

Hells Canyon Rafting – Save $100 on any trip for 2 or more.



Want to see you rafting or kayaking operation listed? Email john@mountainsportsclub.com.