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.
Check out Minnesota’s native Joe Sexton’s opening part from THE LAST ONES, and then go get a copy on DVD or get digital on iTunes. The Last Ones represents anyone who puts their hearts and souls into an annual project and strives to keep this key part of our culture alive. DONT GIVE IN! MAKE IT SPECIAL!
Rider: Bryan Fox, Chris Bradshaw, Danimals, Danny Larsen, Darrell Mathes, Gus Engle, Jake Kuzyk, Jake Olson Elm, Joe Sexton, Jonas Michilot, Jordan Mendenhall, Justin Fronius, Keegan Valaika, Nick Dirks, Scott Stevesn, Zac Marben
Forget about the prophecies of Nostradamus, the late Tom Sims hits the nail on the head talking about snowboarding with “It’ll become the main stream winter sport for teenagers and guys in their 20’s..”
Tony Hawk’s Loop of Death
Tony Hawk brushed the dust off of the ole’ Loop of Death and let some young guns give it a shot. Sure there was a couple of legends ripping through too, but it looks like old age might be slowing them down a little.
Independent Trucks’ very own Arron “Jaws” Homoki and Josh Stafford thankfully escaped death and rode it out.
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