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Squirrel Murphy – The Snow Junkies http://www.thesnowjunkies.com Lodging, Gear, and Lift Ticket Deals for Skiers and Snowboarders Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:32:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 Opening Day: Arizona 2009/2010 Ski Season http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/11/05/sandboarding-arizona-pt-1/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2009/11/05/sandboarding-arizona-pt-1/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2009 17:39:08 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=2870 IMG_1871

This week, the TSJ crew rallied down to a deserted corner of the New Mexico/Arizona/Mexico border to try out sandboarding. As usual, we did zero research. Just dug a Burton 150 out of the closet, sprayed it down with WD40 and went for it.

We also brought along a four wheeler, two dirt bikes, a 30 pack, and girls in bikinis.

Here’s the video where we realize that some preparation might have helped. And also where I realized that drinking in the desert affects my judgment.

Coco, from our sister site Music Festival Junkies, shows us how to use the deadwood sticks approach.


Coco posing with our Director of Mechanized Transportation

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You Break It, You Buy It…Not Any More!! http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/12/13/you-break-it-you-buy-itnot-any-more/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/12/13/you-break-it-you-buy-itnot-any-more/#respond Wed, 14 Dec 2005 04:42:37 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=143 Yard Sale ComaSmith Optics has just introduced an All New Lifetime Warranty on all Goggles and Sunglasses!! Crash & burn all you want ’cause it don’t matter what’s left after the yard-sale! Well, not exactly. Lens that look like they’re the local Alley-Cat’s scratching post aren’t covered. Neither are those shades that you backed over last summer. But defects & poor craftsmanship are–At no Charge!

Simply fill out the Lifetime Warranty Claim Form, and send your broken heart shape shades back to Smith. If your 1984 Cateye style frames aren’t available anymore, you can pick a new pair of equal or lesser value. Sorry Dan O’Callahan.

Site: The Smith Sunglasses & Goggles Website

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Marco?…..Polo?! Where Are YOU? http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/11/28/marcopolo-where-are-you/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/11/28/marcopolo-where-are-you/#respond Tue, 29 Nov 2005 03:09:27 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=133 Digging a big holeBackcountry Access— one of the leaders of backcountry snow safety gear — has turned its attention to detail from manufacturing to Knowledge. Apparently, if people stay alive they’re more apt to buy more gear. Way to think outside the box guys!

Here are two new Avalanche Education resources:

Beacon Basin Permanently buried fun parks for avalanche beacon-ists. Practice your locating skills with multiple scenarios all day longwithout the hassle of burying & reburying. BCA, with support from Couloir Magazine, has teamed up with ski areas throughout North America and Europe. Each Beacon Basin features 10 buried transmitters hardwired to a central control panel. To change scenarios simply flip a switch and a new diaster zone is created: multiple burials, deep burials, orgy burials, whatever your sick twisted mind can think up.

Tracker 101 want to learn some basic avalanche beacon skills from the comfort & safety of your own home? BCA and the film makers of Teton Gravity Research have teamed up to create “Tracker 101: Mastering Your Digital Transceiver“. The DVD focuses on using BCA’s Tracker DTS beacon, but the info is applicable to all digital transceivers. Basic search techniques & practices are shown as well as flux lines (not flux capacitor you Michael J. Fox wannabes). A great gift for anyone just starting to play beyond the safety of resorts or for old Junkies new to digital beacons.

All of us here at Snow Junkies believe in safety first, always ski with a buddy and wear a condom.

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Ouch! That’s Sharp http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/11/23/ouch-thats-sharp/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/11/23/ouch-thats-sharp/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2005 09:00:17 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=125 leatherman knifeLeatherman has done it again. Simple (like the girl you woke up next to), Well Constructed (like the girl you wished you woke up next to), and Slim (like no girl you’ve ever woke up next to) Knives. Easy one-handed opening blades for any purpose (ie coyote arm to get away from that girl!).

Here’s some sweet videos of the new “Blade Launcher” deployment system flipping the blade into action.

Models range from simple stainless steel blades to combo blades with a screwdriver that has six interchangeble bits — perfect for on the hill adjustments. Sorry winos, no cork screw. All e300 series knives come with an awesome Carabiner/Bottle Opener for attaching this dagger anywhere AND cracking a brew at the end of the day…or at lunch…or for breakfast. We don’t judge people here at Snow Junkies.

Site: Leatherman Official Site

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Dirt Cheap Pass at Alpine Meadows http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/10/08/45/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/10/08/45/#respond Sun, 09 Oct 2005 04:23:21 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/10/08/45/ With age comes wisdom, but with youth comes cheap season passes. Get a Midweek Pass at Alpine Meadows for $199 if you’re between 19-23. Ski days, work nights, and take the weekends off like the rest of the country.
More Season Passes at Alpine Meadows

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Crystal Mountain, Washington Season Passes http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/10/03/crystal-mountain-washington-season-passes/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/10/03/crystal-mountain-washington-season-passes/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2005 00:31:58 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/10/03/crystal-mountain-washington-season-passes/ Okay, the Crystal Mountain unlimited pass is hardly a deal at $940. But you can use it up to ten times at each of the following resorts:

  • Big Sky, MT
  • Brighton, UT
  • Cypress, BC
  • Boyne Highlands, MI
  • Boyne Mountain, MI

More Season passes at Crystal…

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Earn a Pass at Grand Targhee http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/earn-a-pass-at-grand-targhee/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/earn-a-pass-at-grand-targhee/#respond Sat, 01 Oct 2005 06:12:01 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/earn-a-pass-at-grand-targhee/ Don’t know how much skiing you’ll get in this year? We’re intrigued (along with beer and pretty lights) by Grand Targhee’s Vertical Value Plus Card. Only $69 before 12/17.

Buy one, two, three Full Priced Lift Tickets and your FOURTH TICKET IS FREE!!
Buy five, six, seven Full Priced Lift Tickets and your EIGHTH TICKET IS FREE!!
Buy nine, ten Full Priced Lift Tickets and receive a SEASON PASS!

More on VVP Card

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Love Loveland http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/love-loveland/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/love-loveland/#respond Sat, 01 Oct 2005 05:38:47 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/love-loveland/ If riding at a corporate mountain is crushing your soul, check out Loveland on the other side of Eisenhower Tunnel. Close to Denver. 400 inches of snow a year. And a season pass for $259.
More Loveland Season Passes

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Ladies Day At Saddleback http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/ladies-day-at-saddleback/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/ladies-day-at-saddleback/#respond Fri, 30 Sep 2005 20:20:51 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/ladies-day-at-saddleback/ Now you know where to find all the women in Rangeley, Maine on Mondays during the season. $25 lift tickets. There’s a Men’s Day on Wednesday as well.
Saddleback Mountain Web Site

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Sugarbush Pass Half Off http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/sugarbush-pass-half-off/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/sugarbush-pass-half-off/#respond Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:37:19 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2005/09/30/sugarbush-pass-half-off/ So anyone that rides Sugarbush knows that Mount Ellen is the underrated ugly stepsister of the resort. Good. Lets keep it that way and while all the tourists are hacking up the Castlerock Express, you’ll be swishing through empty glades with the Mount Ellen Unlimited Season Pass. $489 bucks before 11/19.
More Season Pass Rates & Descriptions

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