Monday, December 31, 2007
The weather is moderating with warmer temps, last week I skied a day at Arapahoe Basin where the high in the AM at the top of the mountain was -11. It was cold. The snow was fantastic. The toe warmers helped us to stay out and enjoy the day. Enjoy the holiday and take advantage of the great lift ticket discounts at the Mountain Sports Club. Look for new deals to be listed next week.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
As we review the various news wires one of the more interesting stories is the recent opening of Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia Canada. Open in time for the holiday ski and snowboard vacations, the area is forecasting 50,000 skier visits in year one. With over 4,700 vertical feet there is a massive amount of skiing and snowboarding. This area and region hosts a variety of heli and snowcat ski operations and abundant vertical feet with lots of powder skiing.
Check out this excerpt from their web site for a preview of what awaits you. I know this will be added to the travel schedule to make sure we sample the goods.
"Every year, more than 8,000 helicopter and snowcat skiers from around the world flock to Revelstoke, British Columbia, attracted by its perfect powder and varied alpine terrain. Now there is another way to ski Revelstoke's Mount Mackenzie - Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Upon completion, the resort will offer more than 20 lifts and over 100 ski and snowboard runs, transforming the area into a world-class destination. The $1-billion, four-season resort will be completed over 15 years and will include over 5,000 new housing units (1,500 resort condominiums, 2,000 hotel suites, 850 townhomes and 550 single-family lots), as well as more than 500,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, plus a signature golf course. With Revelstoke lift skiing, Revelstoke Cat Skiing, and Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a one-stop destination for lift, snowcat, and helicopter skiing."
Be sure to visit Mountain Sports Club when searching for discounts and savings on lift tickets, lodging, travel, shops and gear.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
While some lift ticket discounts may be restricted there are still discounts available for our members. Here is a spotlight on several discounts and savings for lift tickets, lodging and rentals valid now for the holidays:
- Crested Butte Colorado enjoying bountiful snow this season. The snow conditions for skiing and snowboarding are in mid-winter form. Members save $9 daily and up to $27 on already discounted multi day purchases.
- Monarch Mountain in Colorado offers great snow and small crowds. Abundant snow from recent storms ensures great ski and snowboard conditions. Members save up to $8 daily on lift tickets.
- Shawnee Mountain in the Pennsylvania Pocono mountains, has some of the best skiing and riding for the holidays in years. Mountain Sports Club members enjoy savings of up to $5 on lift tickets this holiday season.
- Pats Peak in New Hampshire has been a favorite ski and snowboard destination for families for decades. The big early snows has enabled Pats Peak to offer excellent conditions for this holiday ski and snowboard days. Members receive a $5 savings on lift tickets.
- Magic Mountain in Southern Vermont is serving up skiing and snowboarding over 16 trails as of today. Mountain Sports Club members save $10 on lift tickets this holiday season.
There are many more offers this holiday season and throughout the year. Be sure to check state pages and search the site. We look forward to anouncing new lift ticket offers, participating resorts and merchants at the start of the New Year.
We wish to welcome the recent new merchants who have just joined our growing network of merchants extending discounts and valuable offers to our members.
- Boulder Bike and Ski - Save 20% on bike tunes and 10% on purchases. Conveniently located in South Boulder on the way out of town.
- Moab Sports - A premier online retailer for the outdoor enthusiast. Free shipping on orders over $50.
- Tahoe Mountain Sports - brings you the best in backcountry gear and outdoor equipment. We offer the highest quality outdoor gear equipment anywhere online or in person at Lake Tahoe. Take 5% off your entire online order with the promo code: TMS.
- Hampton Inn - Littleton New Hampshire near Cannon and Bretton Woods - The Ski New Hampshire ski package saves skiers and snowboarders up to $40 when staying here.
- Comfort Inn and Suites in St Johnsbury Vermont introduces the Ski Vermont Ski Package for skiers and snownboarders looking for the best in value. Close to Burke Mountain and Jay Peak.
- Fairbanks Inn in St Johnsbury Vermont is another new lodge participant in the Ski Vermont Ski and Snowboard package for members.
- The Bethel Inn located in Maine near Sunday River has just become a participating lodge. New offer should be posted any day.
Last days for December special. One year membership and choice of Freeskier or Snowboard magazince for one year, now only $10.95. Use promo code dec07 and register your premium membership now.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Just in this morning was an announcement from Jenson USA - Upgrade to 2 Day Air at their expense. Huge selection of cycling gear, clothing at big savings. Last day...
New merchant located in the heart of the Colorado Ski Country. AB Ski and Sports is centrally located in Summit County. AB Ski and Sports, in Frisco is close to Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Make sure to use the coupon for a discount of 10% on ski and/or snowboard rentals and in store purchases.
New lodging partners extending discounts for members on lodging and packages include:
- Comfort Inn - St Johnsbury, VT - Special Ski Vermont package, Save up to $40. Package includes choice of lift tickets for skiing and snowboarding at Burke Mountain and Jay Peak in Vermont, or Bretton Woods and Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire.
- Fairbanks Inn - St Johnsbury, VT - Special Ski Vermont package, Save up to $40. Package includes choice of lift tickets for skiing and snowboarding at Burke Mountain and Jay Peak in Vermont, or Bretton Woods and Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire.
- Hampton Inn in Littleton New Hampshire -Ski New Hampshire package. Save up to $40. Package includes choice of lift tickets for skiing and snowboarding at Burke Mountain and Jay Peak in Vermont, or Bretton Woods and Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire.
New Resort offer:
- Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe California - Special offer - Ski any four days and receive a 5th Day Free.
Enjoy the skiing and snowboarding. It is snowing so get out and have fun....
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Holiday Inn Lakewood - Arapahoe Basin Ski Package for only $119! Colorado Ski Package for 2 only $149!
Peak Property Management - From Nov. 19th - Dec. 15th stay 5 nights, get the 6th FREE!
Circle R Motel - Salida near Monarch. Save up to 15% on weekends!
Mountain Resorts Inc - Save up to 15% on direct bookings!
Bristol Hotel - Save up to 15% on direct bookings!
Storm Meadows - Save up to 15% on direct bookings!
The Ranch at Steamboat - Save up to 15% on direct bookings!
Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin(Summit County)
Summit Mountain Rentals - Frisco, Breckenridge, Dillon & Copper Mountain: Save 10% on direct bookings, 25% on mid week bookings!
Big Horn Rentals - Frisco: Save 10% on direct bookings!
Beaver Run Resort - Great value at any rate!
Summit Cove - Keystone: Save 20% on a 5 night stay. Save 10% on a 3 night stay!
Hotel Frisco - Frisco: Save 25% on last minute bookings. Save 10% on direct bookings!
Mtn Managers - Frisco: Save 10% on a 3 night stay!
Frisco Lodge - A great value at any rate!
Frisco Mountain Rentals - Frisco: Save 25% on last minute bookings. Save 10% on direct bookings.
Peak Property Management - Save 20% on all bookings made before Dec. 1st! Save 20% on last minute bookings! Save 10% on all lodging!
Apex Holiday Inn - Save 10% on all direct bookings.
Apex Condominiums Save 10% on direct bookings!
Bethel Inn - A great deal at any rate!
Bretton Woods, Cannon, Burke or Jay Peak
Hampton Inn - Ski New Hampshire Package, only $109!
Franconia Notch Vacations - Stay 2 Mid-week nights, get the 3rd night FREE! Stay 3 Mid-week nights, get the 4th night FREE! Save 10$ on Adult Lift Tickets when you purchase a ski package with your accomidations!
Cannon Mountain/Loon Mountain & Waterville Valley Resort
Colonel Spencer Inn - Save 10% on 2 night stays! Save 10%-20% on lodging when you bring a friend!
Nordic Inn Condominium Resort - Save 10% on direct bookings!
Royalty Inn - Save 10% on a 2 night weekend/holiday stay! Save 20% on any Mid-week stay! Save 20$ on Lift Tickets to Wildcat!
Scribner Hollow Lodge - Save 10% on Mid-week, Non-Holiday stays! Save 10% on Weekend stays!
Prospector Square Lodge & Conference Center - Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd FREE!
Burke, Jay Peak, Bretton Woods or Cannon
Comfort Inn & Suites - Ski Vermont Package!
Fairbanks Inn - A great deal at any rate!
Cortina Inn & Resort - Save 50% on Mid-week, Non-Holiday stays! Save 20% on Weekend, Non-Holiday stays!
Zola's Grille at Cortina - Save 10% on meals!
Ramada Inn Suites- Save 20% on Weekend, Non-Holiday stays! Save 50% on Mid-week, Non-Holiday stays!
Alpenhof Lodge - Save 20% on bookings of 4 days or more! Save 10% on direct bookings!
Ski Butlers - NOW serving Jackson Hole!
Additional lodges with package options are available using the Mountain Sports Club Travel Desk - Book lodging, cars, airfare and complete packages at a discount. Choose from over 2000 properties and most major destinations. Members receive monthly promotion code for additional savings when booking through the Mountain Sports Club Travel desk.
Complete list of ticket list values here. Not a member? Register and join now and start saving on lift tickets, lodging, shopping and more in the mountains.
Online retail merchants at the Mountain Sports Club Shop/Marketplace, continue to run specials enabling last minute gift shopping for those looking for gear for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, cyclists, campers and outdoor enthusiasts.
One example is $24 overnight shipping valid on purchases through Dec 20, noon central time, at Sun and Ski Sports, Rebel Board Sports and Ski Chalet. Shop any of these 3 sites online, use your $10 off coupon and take advantage overnight delivery. This one -two punch of savings and value is perfect for last minute gift shopping. Great deals on skis, snowboards, cycling gear, camping and outdoor gear.
Done shopping? Get out and ski or snowboard. There is great snow across the country. Check out all the lift ticket discounts available for Mountain Sport Club members. Now over 50 resorts to save on lift tickets.
Colorado local snow report: Not really a snow report just a skiing conditions update.
We had the chance to get out for a few hours yesterday at Arapahoe Basin. The skiing and snow was great. It was blue bird day with fast corduroy groomed runs and still a mix of soft broken snow with easy bumps on the steeps. It was warm in the front range but crisp and cold at Arapahoe Basin. The best snow on the mountain we found was on the west wall. Lots of soft easy carving on the steeps.
Lower on the mountain in the steeper terrain one could see rocks creeping through, that were not apparent on Saturday when we were last up. Snow is again forecast for the next couple of days will prove great at offering up some more fresh snow and improved conditions. This should allow the resorts to open even more advanced and expert terrain. They were preparing the terrain park at the top half of the mountain.
Editors note: The skiing will be very good for this holiday season in the central rockies, New England, midwest and southwest Colorado. We have also recently gotten a locals report that Jackson Hole in Wyoming is serving up great early season conditions. Place to stay - The Alpenhof Lodge. This classic European Ski Lodge is steps away from the base of the area in Teton Village. Great restaurant, apres ski, lounge, hot tub, suana, spa, pool and ambiance. Mountain Sports Club members Save up to 25%. We stayed there this summer and the place is a treat.
Memberships to the Mountain Sports Club now available for only $10.95. Use promo code combo07 and save now on your lift tickets, lodging, travel, shopping and more.
Monday, December 17, 2007
After a top to bottom run mixing up groomers wiht broken snow, we decided to head for the Pali chair that was serving runs off of the west wall. It sure looked inviting and off we went. One of the great beauties of this day and many of my weekend days is I get to enjoy it with my skiing/riding buddy, my son Nicky. He is 10 and made the conversion from skier to boarder when he turned 7. He now rides the entire mountain as he loves to freeride, search soft steep snow and get off the beaten track. Once in a while he will jump into the park, but he enjoys the snow, different runs and exposures the mountain has to offer. We are still at a comparable pace and in a few years I am confidant it will be me struggling to keep pace.
The snow off the west wall is broken soft day old powder. Great cover and not very crowded. After dropping down and hitting the cruiser back to the bottom we decide one more shot at Pali for a different line before taking a warming break. Temps were high of 10 at the top and with the wind much colder.
In the afternoon as we had lunch we saw they had opened the main Palivacini run. We immediatley headed for the Pali chair after lunch. Patrol was at the gate letting us know there were exposed rocks, a thin snow pack for this time of year and to use caution. We gladly nodded our heads and off we went. The snow was very good. there were spots with some rock exposures, but to be expected. For December 15 it was excellent. One run here was adequate as the family we skied this with did not love it quite like we did.
The rest of the day was spent looking for different exposures of soft broken snow across the top of the mountain. We headed out around 3 to beat the I 70 traffic and had a quick easy ride home. The legs had some burn and it sure felt good to get a day of all mounains kiing and riding in.
Looking for discount lift tickets? Make sure to visit the Mountain Sports Club and view details on how to save on lift tickets, lodging, shops and more at Arapahoe Basin and 50 other North American Resorts.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
12 days of Christmas Promotions. Check out these deals and start your shopping now.
Top brands like Yakima, Go Lite, MSR, Sierra Designs, Gregory, Big Agnes and more. Shop now.
Yakima Skybox Promotion.
Pro Series boxes $50 Manufacturer Rebate
Skybox boxes $25 Manufacturer Rebate
Dates valid= Dec 1 – Dec 30th 2007
Rebate information will be given to customer at time of purchase
GEARmass promos every day
GearMas Day Date Product Normal Price Deal Price
Day 1 12-Dec MSR Waterworks EX $139.95 $119.95
Day 2 13-Dec Big Agnes Stage Coach Duffle $179.00 $129.95
Day 3 14-Dec GoLite Lift-Less Pack $90.00 $50.00
Day 4 15-Dec Sierra Designs Wicked Fast 30 Deg Bag $239.95 $189.95
Day 5 16-Dec Sierra Designs Electron Tent $199.00 $159.95
Day 6 17-Dec Inov 8 RocLite 315 - Silver/Blue $90.00 $75.95
Day 7 18-Dec Gregory Areba Pack $149.00 $99.99
Day 8 19-Dec Sierra Designs Reverse Combi Tent $259.00 $219.95
Day 9 20-Dec Osprey Talon 44 Pack $159.00 $119.95
Day 10 21-Dec Big Agnes Cross Mountain Sleeping Bag $129.00 $109.95
Day 11 22-Dec Chrome Metropolis Messenger Bag $135.00 $99.95
Day 12 23-Dec ATC Waterproof Camera $129.99 $115.95
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
A little details on this great ski package:
New in 07 was the K2 Apache Stryker Skis With Marker M1 12.0 Bindings. This ski and binding package from K2 skis was designed to be the perfect balance of ease, forgiveness and all mountain performance. Excelling in all snow conditions and terrain, the K2 Stryker Skis with Marker M1 12.0 bindings is designed to carve groomers as effortlessly as it rolls through softer snow and crud. Making this an excellent all mountain ski for many skiers. A moderate 74mm waist combined with a healthy degree of sidecut and forgiving flex provides the K2 Stryker Skis with Marker M1 12.0 Bindings with the perfect amount of performance and versatility. The new K2 Stryker Skis With Marker M1 12.0 Bindings integrated binding system and redesigned Mod Technology provides the Stryker with great performance for a variety of skier types.
Target Performance: 60% Groomed/ 40% Ungroomed
Construction: Torsion Box W/Fir Aspen Core
Features: MOD Technology, MOD Monic, Triaxial Braided,
K2/Marker M1 12.0 Bindings
Join Mountain Sports Club and save an additional $10 on this purchase and on lift tickets, lodging travel and more. One year memberships now on special sale, only $10.95. Use promotion code dec07 and register now, regular priced at $29.95!! Offer valid through December 31, 2007 and includes a one year magazine subscription to your choice of Freeskier or Snowboard magazine.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Below are just some of the hot deals we are seeing from our shop partners:
Rebel Board Sports - one of the best selections on Burton Snowboards, clothing and Accessories. Burton is often hard to find online and these guys have a huge selection of the best Burton gear for this year.
Each year Transworld Snowboard Magazine announces the best boards as desginated by their staff of pros and writers. They receive the designation of Good Wood. Below is a link to shop these sweet boards for this season.
Ski Chalet has been awarded Retailer of the year on several occasions and now keeps us updated with their deal of the week.
Sun and Ski with stores in 6 states has prepared a series of Gift Guides to make it easy for you to shop and get the right gear within your budget.
Skiers Peak specializes in race gear and now offers members several coupons for savings on your shopping.
Mountain Chalet has hard to find vintage posters and sweet items for your mountain house or chalet. Now save $15 on any purchase of $75 or more.
Helmets anyone? Protect the brain bucket. Broken brains do not heal like bones. The folks at LDM helmets started the helmet rage over decade ago. They know helmets better than anyone. To make it even easier on your budget , now save 20% on this years sweet lids and helmets for skiing, riding adults and kids.
Need Cycling gear? The folks at Jenson USA guarantee the best price on all your cycling gear. Now the have a sereis of red hot gift deals every day till Christmas.
Friday, December 7, 2007
December has greeted skiers and snowboarders with a series of snow storms coast to coast. We are getting daily snow reports of feet of snow falling around the country from our resort partners. The New England and Midwest areas have enjoyed a banner start to the season while the west and Rockies are now getting pounded by a series of storms. This current series of storms and cold is providing areas the opportunity to open more and more terrain for skiers and snowboarders. Get out and enjoy the snow now!In an effort to make it even easier to check out the best lift ticket and lodging offers for members, visit state specific pages highlighting resort lift ticket offers for members. We will keep updating these as new offers are available. New pages for California, Colorado, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming make it easy to bookmark and check out new additions as you look for resorts, or lodging, in your local area or favorite destination. BOOK TRAVEL ONLINE & SAVE at the MSC Travel Desk- The MSC Travel Desk, currently is running two promotions for members. Our huge selection includes all major resort destinations with thousands of lodges and the best rates. This is a great time and way to plan your next winter ski and snowboard vacation.
- Registered receive additional discounts that are emailed once they are registered off any purchase of lift tickets tickets and attractions. Purchase lift tickets in advance for savings at resorts like Stowe, Keystone, Copper, Breckenridge, Winter Park and more.
- Members receive additional discounts via email off all Save Rate Hotel bookings . Book your next ski and snowboard vacation now at best rates. Literally thousands of hotels, condos & lodges available now for your next ski or snowboard trip.
Stay tuned and make sure to get your skis and boards tuned and ready at your local shop. Want to rent or demo skis? New shops have been added and offers updated. Mountain Sports Club continues to add new merchants and offers.
Spotlight on NEW resorts and merchants:
- Ski Cooper in Colorado, daily lift ticket offers up to $9 off.
- Smugglers Notch in Northern Vermont has great snow and this weekend is a demo weekend for trying out new gear. Members receive $10 off lift tickets.
- Shawnee in Pennsylvania opening this weekend. New member lift ticket offers just posted.
- Monarch in Colorado opening this weekend with new snow...
- Hampton Inn in Littleton, New Hampshire near Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods
- The Comfort Inn & Suites and Fairbanks Inn in St Johnsbury, Vermont - Ideally located to ski and ride at Burke Mountain and Jay Peak in Northern Vermont.
- Need a helmet? 20% off on LDM Helmets from Leedom on this year's 07.08 helmets, buy direct for best price.
- Looking for that unique gift? Save $64 on SkiTrak(TM) + the Garmin Forerunner205 GPS! Obsessed with Skiing? Prove it! Track and map your skiing with SkiTrak(TM)!
- Welcome Teton Village Sports located at the base of Jackson Hole Resort. New online shopping offer.
Join in the fun and and post your own reports, reviews, photos or videos on the skiing and riding at http://www.mymountainsportsclub.com/. Upload your videos, photos and blogs and be eligible to win free schwag each month.
Share the Mountain Sports Club values and features with friends and family. Premium Memberships still available through the end of the month for only $10.95 each, use promotion code dec07 when registering. Promotion includes option of selecting Freeskier or Snowboard magazine subscription for one year included at this special rate.
Mountain Sports Club of North America would like to extend a huge
to our partners:
Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book to ensure delivery of emails.
Many happy turns to you, your family and friends,
- John Siewierski
825 South Broadway, Suite 25
Boulder, CO 800305