Demo Days at Wild Mountain

logo_originalSaturday, November 23, 2013— I was met with clear, sunny skies and frigid temperatures upon awakening. Yet, my heart was warm and swirling with anticipation. Demo Days at Wild Mountain had finally come. Coffee in travel mug, breakfast pastry in hand; I threw my pack of gear and my boots into the car and sped off to click into the skis I had been longing to shred.

Wild Mountain Ski Resort is about 45 minutes northeast of the Twin Cities. Snowmaking was in full effect as we pulled into the parking lot. Fan guns pumped huge  plumes and HKDs sprinkled the frosty white from the nose of their towers; Wild Mountain was wisely taking advantage of the single digit temperatures. Vendor tents were up and 2014 skis and snowboards were displayed like cakes in a bakery window. A quick change and boot up; it was time to ride.

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Ollies for Alzheimers 2013

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It’s happening again…Vikor Simco‘s Ollies for Alzheimers event at Wild Mountain.  If you can’t see the flyer check out the info below:

Date: 11/24/2013
Location: Wild Mountain Taylors Falls, MN
Registrations: 11:30AM
Ollies: 12:30PM-2:30PM
Entry: $5
Proceeds benefit the Alzheimers Association

2014 Sochi Olympic Boardercross Course

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Olympic Snowboard and Ski Cross Course Revealed

You’re looking at a sneak peak of the Rosa Khutor Resort 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi, Russia Boardercross (Skicross or whatever) Course. For some reason the discipline is called a few different things; Boardercross, Snowboard Cross, SBX, Skicross, Ski Cross, or SX are a few of the names but they all mean the same thingbut the names mean the same thing, carnage. That’s why, for the remainder of this blog post, the discipline will be written as Carnage Cross.

Carnage Cross is pretty simple, the fastest person down the course wins. It’s skiers vs skiers and snowboards vs snowboarders, but before the athletes race against each other they have to go through an elimination process. Carnage Cross racers do a time trial to be placed into seeded brackets. In Ski Carnage Cross 4 skiers battle head to head, for Snowboard Carnage Cross 6 snowboarders battle head to head until the brackets are closed and there is a final winner.

Okay okay Carnage Cross sounds weird, back to the normal names. The 2014 Sochi Olympic Boardercross / Skicross Course consists of step downs, table tops, berms, rollers, step ups, and shark pits and is roughly 1,250 meters long, that’s 4,101.05 feet, almost a mile! After you’re done watching Skeleton make sure to watch Boardercross, it never disappoints.

If you plan to compete in a Boardercross event this year I highly suggest wearing a helmet.  Check them out HERE.

Images provided by FIS

 

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THE MUSTACHE

Mankind’s Face Ornament

Happy MoVemeber my friends! What a wonderful opportunity we all have to totally kick cancer’s ass by growing the greatest gift life has…The Mustache. It’s like putting a bow on the present that is your face. It’s like a DeLorean; only there’s no need for a Flux Capacitor, no need to gun it to 88mph’s…one must only gaze into fury stare to be whisked away to a classier time. . Click on the links below to get classy and get involved. Enjoy the hilarious pump up videos as well. Find Out MO Here!!! The House Team Mo-Manly Tee Shirt

Wicked Slopes – What to do on Halloween

Wicked Slopes

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, which means responsibilities await us the morning after.  So instead of staying up into the wee hours of Friday morning snacking on Snickers and sipping on Zombies, we recommend doing something different… something you might consider classic.  This year, do the Halloween partying at the slopes!

Before Halloween arrives, contact your local ski resorts or visit their websites to see if anything is going down on the 31st.  Throughout the states, it’s common for resorts to shy away from standards and fill their hills with the walking dead and ghoulish freaks.  Some ski areas that get scary for Halloween include Sundance Resort in Utah, Crystal Mountain in Michigan, the Cranmore Mountain Resort in New Hampshire and Buck Hill in Minnesota.

At these places and other resorts throughout the states, you can find everything from haunted lift rides (sounds dangerous, right?), haunted forests, and playgrounds.  At Buck Hill, a ski resort in our neck of the woods, you can walk through the haunted outdoor pathways while experiencing Frightmares, the name of the resort’s haunted adventures.

After you partake in one of these ghoulish events, you can keep the spooky resort theme going in the comfort of your home with any of these top 5 winter inspired movies of horror:

  1. The Shining (1980)

    The only thing better than Jack Nicholson’s craze and humor in this movie is the vastness of the setting.  Called The Overlook Hotel in the movie, the setting is actually based on The Timberline Lodge in Oregon.  The aerial shots of this hotel and ski resort in The Shining evoke an eeriness in viewers unlike any other movie.  It does not take long for the viewer to feel as isolated as the Torrance family.

  2. Frozen (2010)

    We’re not talking about the magical Disney princess movie here!  We’re talking about three skiers stuck on a chairlift and forced to make a few tough decisions.  The Utah run where the film was shot was apparently haunted by a suicide victim who had killed himself in that very spot a year before.  This movie is the reason why I put Snickers in my pocket before I snowboarding.  Trailer

  3. Dead Snow (2009)

    Once they combined Nazis with zombies they knew they had gold. The rest are just trivial details. You’ll pee your pants laughing and call Mommy for help all at the same time. This preview says it all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWQ-pc9YDsA

  4. Iced (1988)

    Directing and acting are not this movie’s strong points but this still is a winter slasher classic and it is high-larry-us!  This movie has everything including sex, drugs and cheesiness!  Read this fine review.

  5. Avalanche Sharks (2013)

    There are no words to describe this movie.  You must watch the trailer to believe!   Interesting fact about this movie (can’t be verified) but we’re pretty sure all scenes were shot on the first take.

Do you plan on going or already have experienced  haunted slopes this Halloween?  Want to recommend a movie?  If so, let us and our readers know by leaving a comment.