Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Still Time For Gifts For Skiers and Snowboarders

Countdown to the holidays. With office parties, visiting friends and family it is easy to run out of time for the final days of Christmas shopping. Our merchants are trying to make it easy for you.

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.

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