Epic Family Competes in Epic Race

Meet The Browns

The Brown Family of St. Paul, MN have chosen to take on Vail Resort’s Epic Race. Their home ski hill Afton Alps was recently acquired by Vail Resorts and The Browns jumped at the opportunity to compete for a lifetime pass. They recently sat down atop a mountain with PaddyO Man of Action and the Action News Team to delve into their plans. The excitement is palpable, the plans are tremendous, the race is Epic!

Jossi Wells – Sponsor My Beard

Olympian, Pro Skier is Without Shampoo Sponsor

Jossie-wells-3Ski Superstar Jossi Wells stopped by The House to chat with PaddyO about the saddest truth: his extreme and utter lack of a Shampoo Sponsor. Jossi is known for his high flying acrobatics and technical precision in Ski Halfpipe and Slopestyle. More notably, he is known for his coif and beard. His new wave Tony Hawk esque side part comb-over and chiseled grizzled soup strainer crumb catcher are inspiring and eye catching cabeza adornments. Yet they are on the brink of becoming a hindrance. The beauty of their look is undercut by their noxious nature. Quite frankly (and Jossi admits), his head smells like the inside of a kangaroo pouch. How can Jossi concentrate on ripping mountain crumbling slashes when the heat from his french onion soup, burnt Korean BBQ, and low tide smelling beard melts his goggles? He can not. How can he concentrate on throwing whirly birds in the stunt ditch when his hair looks like an Exxon Mobile disaster? He can not. This Kiwi needs a Shampoo Sponsor like Hall needs Oates, like Soul Glo needs the Jerry Curl, like spandex needs the deep single leg squat and forward lunge. Sponsoring this man’s dome piece and face fur is sponsoring his future, allowing him to be the man he is meant to be. Let us band together in an alliance for aroma, a fellowship of fuzz. We’re with you Jossi, you Weirdo Beardo…we’re with you!

(photo: Stephan Jende, www.stephanjende.com)

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Checkpoint Minnesota

Statewide Winter Scavenger Hunt Offers 40k in Prizes

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Explore Minnesota Tourism has just launched a winter-long scavenger hunt  to be run from December 10 to February 7. The House’s Checkpoint will be at Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. We have put two Minnesota Fat Bikes, two snowboard packages, one ski package, and ten $100 gift cards into the prize mix. Check out the press release and SIGN UP TODAY!

–PRESS RELEASE–

Explore Minnesota Tourism, in partnership with Minneapolis-based Monopoint Media, today launch a statewide scavenger hunt. Called “CHECKPOINT MN,” the project includes 10 checkpoint signs placed at iconic Minnesota winter destinations.

The event is free and runs Dec. 10 through Feb. 7. It aims to mobilize thousands of participants over the course of eight weeks with $40,000+ in prizes, including winter gear, snow bikes, GPS devices, getaway packages, and more. Read More

Surfing In Tignes Frances

Surf TignesFrench photographer Tristan Shu captured his friend Charles Navillod surfing Tignes, France in early season snow.

Surfing predates snowboarding by hundreds of years yet the two sports share a common bond. Snowboarders have been taking inspiration from their beach-bum brethren in an attempt to achieve the same stoke. The influence of surfing  is seen in today’s no boarding movement. Although Charles Navillod’s snowboarding-surfing combo was a creative attempt to further combine the sports it was nothing compared to Signal Snowboards Every Third Thursday – Fish Out Of The Water  – Surfboard Hybrid.

The Signal Crew designed a functional snowboard you could actually surf. Click here to check out the video of Rob Machado catching some waves in SoCal and the Signal Crew shredding some pow at BaldFace in British Columbia.

Rob Machado Shreds A Surfboard/Snowboard Hybrid

Icelantic’s Winter On The Rocks

ghostlandannouncesICELANTIC has corralled two of today’s hottest musical acts for the 3rd Annual Winter On The Rocks Concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Ghostland Observatory and Jurassic 5 will take the stage Friday January 31, beneath Denver’s starry winter night sky, amongst the storied red walls of the concert venue. This news comes on the heels of GLO’s announcement of a self-imposed hiatus that suggested the group might be flirting with a break up. On November 22, GLO announced their creative halt via the band’s Facebook page. GLO Heads everywhere went into a tailspin, glitter became less sparkly, the incandescence of glow-sticks dimmed like Tinker Bells’ light. Super fan Dance Fever Keever, shocked and dismayed, retired her famed moves “The Chicken Leg,” “The Wobble,” and her version of Lisa Turtle’s “The Sprain.” When reached for comment The DFK could only muster “Dang y’alls! I can’t even talk about this dang ole thang. I be like so dang-on heartbroken. Plus, I smashed my fanger in the dang-on door!” The dancing queen was inconsolable.

Then last week concert promoter Telluride Ski Resort and ICELANTIC announced Ghostland Observatory would be joining Jurassic 5 for the winter celebration. And just like that, the face paint was broken out, hair crimping flat irons were unpacked, and shimmery golden stretch pants once again had purpose. It seems fitting the electro dance funk GLO has teamed up with Jurassic 5. The Hip Hop group has seen its own episodes of on-again, off-again dramatics.

In addition to the excitement of the J5 and GLO pairing, ICELANTIC has created a contest leading up to the event. The winner of Road To The Rocks will receive a VIP package to the show, roundtrip flights, a 4-night stay in a hotel, lift tickets, 2 pairs of ICELANTIC Skis, and a Jeep to cruise in for the weekend. This is quite possibly the greatest contest ever created for what stands to be the greatest concert of all time.

Start stretching, kiddos. Spit shine your sparkly, sparkly dance princess outfits and get ready to “dance off your pants off.” It is time to turn into Dance-a-jaweyah, PocaHotness, and GeroniWhoa. Perhaps, if we booty clap loud enough, Ullr will hear and reward us all with a storm of the deep fluffy stuff.