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:
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.
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
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
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.
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.
When Derrick Taylor; avid skier, professional Gnarologist, and Minnesota native, heard that McConkey was coming to Minneapolis his first thought was “How can I help?!” His brainchild: A Ski Day to Remember. Taylor has created a full day event that leads up to the screening of the film at the Pantages Theatre. The plan includes a “Goof Troop” bus ride to Buck Hill, extreme shred fest, a fundraiser, a PoorHouse Happy Hour, the sickest Raffle of all time, and a full day of hyping the documentary. Proceeds from A Ski Day to Remember go to The Shane McConkey Foundation. Not only is McConkey the MUST SEE FILM OF THE YEAR but A Ski Day to Remember is THE MUST ATTEND EVENT OF THE WINTER!!! The amount of hi5′s on Novemeber 8, 2013 will be as endless as Shane’s passion for life. Be there or be square!
To find out how you can get involved with this rad event click here.
3rd and Hennepin, Downtown Minneapolis; not what comes to mind when one thinks of snowboarding, let alone epic snowboarding. However, this was the site, on Saturday October 19, for the most anticipated urban snowboarding event in the industry.
Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown has been the epicenter of urban rail contests for the last 7 years. The brainchild of Lib Tech and Snowboys Productions’ Krush Kulesza, the Throwdown began as a small “Do It Yourself” contest in Seattle and has expanded into the leading event in urban snowboarding. In 2013, the DTTD moved from the West Coast to the MidWestern Urban Snowboarding Hotbed of Minneapolis. This year $20k in total prize money is on the line; the most in contest history and bringing the cumulative amount to $100k. Riders were chosen from edits posted on the internet that gained popularity due to progressive and daring moves. This comp is not for the mundane or competition heavy snowboarder. The Downtown Throwdown was created for the evolution of the sport, for the urban rider pushing the limits of their athleticism, pushing the limits of what can be done and in some cases what should be done. Think Cru Jones on Hell Track.
The DTTD has set itself apart from the bland and typical one to two feature contest. Creativity is the soul of action snow sports. The DTTD allows its participants to explore the expanse of their riding genius and provides the means by which to expound upon it. The best urban and park features are picked each year and set on a tiered structure. A typical contest has one to two features on a single level. Tricks get stagnant, predictable; riders reach a cap of trick inventory as feature options are non-existent. The 2013 DTTD Comp had nine of the best features on three different levels. The 150 foot structure rose from the asphalt to 30 feet into the grey skies. Urban snowboarding’s version of a Sphinx and Mona Lisa love child with a dash of Bro and garnish of Sickbird. Snowboarding is the paintbrush, Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown the canvas. To see some more pics check out “Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown Rocks Minneapolis.”
The Downtown Throwdown is hitting the streets of Minneapolis this Saturday, October 19th. Get yourself to 3rd and Hennepin by noon to witness some of the best snowboarders get wild on the biggest and most badass course to date!
The House is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 Downtown Throwdown – The best urban snowboarding event in the world!
After 7 successful years Snowboy Productions and Lib Tech Snowboards thought it was about time to take this shred show on the road. That’s right, the 2013 DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN (DTTD) has gone national and the first stop is in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesnowda on October 19th! Why Minnesota you ask… Because, “Minnesota has one of the most respected and thriving shred scenes in the world…” -Krush Kulesza
More scaffolding, more snow and more features. Means More Action! More details coming soon…
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