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Gear – 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 Google Maps — Now At a Ski Area Near You http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/02/07/google-maps-now-at-a-ski-area-near-you/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/02/07/google-maps-now-at-a-ski-area-near-you/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:39:33 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6210
Google Maps updated their ski area section with 38 new maps — and introduced them with this super intense intro
You just stepped out of the gondola into a strong wind at the peak. It’s cold and you’re weighing whether to drop into that powdery black diamond chute you’ve always dreamt of…or sliding down the nearest blue for hot cider at the base.
I frippin’ love Google Maps. Here’s the new ski areas:
  • Alyeska Resort – AK
  • Aspen Highlands – CO
  • Aspen Mountain – CO
  • Attitash Mountain Resort – NH
  • Big Sky Resort – MT
  • Big White Ski Resort – BC
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort – CO
  • Brighton – UT
  • Buttermilk – CO
  • Copper Mountain – CO
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort – CO
  • Deer Valley Resort – UT
  • Granite Gorge – NH
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort – CA
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – WY
  • Lake Louise Ski Area – AB
  • Mammoth Mountain – CA
  • Mount Bachelor – OR
  • Mount Shasta – CA
  • Okemo Mountain Resort – VT
  • Panorama Mountain Village – BC
  • Park City Mountain Resort – UT
  • Revelstoke Mountain Resort – BC
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort – ID
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort – CA
  • Snowbasin – UT
  • Snowmass – CO
  • Squaw Valley – CA
  • Steamboat Ski Resort – CO
  • Stowe Mountain Resort – VT
  • Sugar Bowl Resort – CA
  • Sun Valley Resort – ID
  • Telluride Ski Resort – CO
  • Vail Mountain – CO
  • Whistler Blackcomb – BC
  • Wildcat Mountain – NH
  • Winter Park Resort – CO
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Gear of the Week: Star Wars Helmet http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/01/31/gear-of-the-week-star-wars-helmet/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/01/31/gear-of-the-week-star-wars-helmet/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2012 05:11:22 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5837

Okay, so maybe this isn’t exactly “Gear of the Week” material, but it’s still a Star Wars helmet and you can still make laser noises with your ski rifle and be completely badass but only if you’re ten because this R2D2 hat only fits little kids.

Also, we just wanted to pimp our new site. Welcome newly relaunched: The Gear Junkies who hopefully in the future will provide us with more exciting equipment than space themed protection.

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Sweet $230 Gift Pack With Snowboard Purchase @ The House http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/12/06/sweet-230-gift-pack-with-snowboard-purchase-the-house/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/12/06/sweet-230-gift-pack-with-snowboard-purchase-the-house/#respond Tue, 07 Dec 2010 02:23:58 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5056
This deal is already sweet enough with the free Spy/Anon sunglasses, but the addition of the Dragon beanie, Dakine tool, and DVDs is even better. The catch is you have to spend over $400.

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100 Stocking Stuffers for Under $10 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/11/30/100-stocking-stuffers-for-under-10/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/11/30/100-stocking-stuffers-for-under-10/#respond Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:57:46 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=4987
Mr. T says: I pity the fool who hasn’t picked up a cheap stocking stuffer yet.

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70% Off Gear @ TheGearJunkies.com http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/11/28/70-off-gear-thegearjunkies-com/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/11/28/70-off-gear-thegearjunkies-com/#respond Sun, 28 Nov 2010 22:29:43 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=4963 Happy Cyber Monday! Be sure to swing by our shopping portal — The Gear Junkies. We have all the best deals from best outdoor gear stores. Evo, Dogfunk, and Backcountry.com are just a few of the stores offering insane discounts.

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Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Gear Sales http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/11/26/black-friday-through-cyber-monday-gear-sales/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/11/26/black-friday-through-cyber-monday-gear-sales/#respond Fri, 26 Nov 2010 22:13:02 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=4953

Time to stock up on gear! As always, our gear partners are offering some insane sales for the Thanksgiving weekend. Free shipping, massive discounts, and free gifts are just a few of the goodies you’ll find when you click through.

Department of Goods: 72% off for 72 Hour Sale! Valid While Supplies Last.

REI: Winter Sale — Save up to 30% on Outdoor Gear & Apparel and 60% in the outlet store.

Dogfunk.com: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale – Get Up To 50% Off On Select. Free Shipping On ALL Orders. Expires 11/29/2010.

Evo.Com: The SuperBig Sale — 20% off everything in the outlet store. Use Coupon Code superbig2.

Backcountry.com: Black Friday/Cyber Monday – 50% Off Sale. Expires 11/29/2010.

MountainsPlus.com: For a limited time get FREE Snowshoe/Trekking Poles with ANY Snowshoe purchase.

Proboardshop.com: T-Shirts for $9.95! Top Brands like Volcom, FourSquare, Dragon, and Liquid Force!

SKECHERS: $30 Off Your $150 Footwear Purchase. Use Coupon Code: GIFT300.

Snowboards.net: FREE Skullcandy Earbuds w/ Any Adult Snowboard Under $400 (Excludes Burton)

The House: FREE Liquid Force Liquid Tunes Waterproof MP3 Player With Any Wakeboard Purchase

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Evo 30% Off Everything in the Outlet Store http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/10/15/evo-30-off-everything-in-the-outlet-store/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/10/15/evo-30-off-everything-in-the-outlet-store/#respond Fri, 15 Oct 2010 18:55:44 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=4824
Daaaang. Evo keeps killing it with these preseason sales. Free shipping for any order over $100. Use the code Bighammer and the sale ends Wednesday, October 20th. If they keep these sales up, I’m not going to have any money left over for the season.

Big Hammer Sale: Extra 30% Off ALL OUTLET Orders! Coupon Code: Bighammer

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Sick Two Day Sale at Evo — Save $100 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/10/08/sick-two-day-sale-at-evo-save-100/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/10/08/sick-two-day-sale-at-evo-save-100/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2010 20:52:08 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=4703 Here’s a rad online coupon for Seattle based Evo. $100 dollars off outlet store orders over $350. This is a killer deal if you don’t mind riding on last year’s hardware, which I don’t. It comes with free shipping as well. I’ve bought stuff from these guys for the last few years. They seem to be a solid operation. The sale ends at midnight on October 9th. One note — they are selling used stuff and demo equipment this year so read the title carefully.

$100 Off Outlet Orders of $350 or More – Get your winter gear NOW! Coupon Code: Deal100

[UPDATE] I just picked up a Yukon Ride 164. If anyone likes stiff all mountain boards that just shred in the powder, I think they have some left.

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Massive Outlet Sale at Evo — Up to 60% http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/02/28/massive-outlet-sale-at-evo-up-to-60/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/02/28/massive-outlet-sale-at-evo-up-to-60/#respond Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:48:13 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=4424 Evo is having another huge sale in their outlet. Save an additional 35% off anything in snow sports. Use this code: 35snow. Spend over $100 and get free shipping. The sale ends Monday at midnight. We can’t wait for our new boots to get here.

[via Evo]

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Gear Review: Flaik at Smuggler’s Notch, VT http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/01/25/gear-review-flaik-at-smugglers-notch-vt/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2010/01/25/gear-review-flaik-at-smugglers-notch-vt/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:23:34 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=4191 If you’ve ever wanted to keep detailed records of your day on the mountain, grab yourself a flaik real time GPS system and see exactly where you went.

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I got to try out flaik at a recent trip to Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont. The conditions were ideal. 10 inches of new snow on a quiet Monday at one of my favorite mountains on the East Coast.

The device itself is about the size of a fist. It’s strapped around the outside of your leg which makes you look like a house arrest prisoner. I was told you can’t tuck it under the leg as that would interfere with the GPS tracking.

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And that’s it. Flaik is on and all you need do is ride. Which I did down all those fantastic fluffy runs, the Flaik tracking everything along the way. It even managed to catch my ill advised trip down a gully chasing powder where I got stuck for about forty-five minutes postholing up the canyon wall.

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When you turn in the flaik device, the folks at the rental desk give you a card with a code on it. You go over to flaik’s website and just like that your stats our at your disposal. In 3 hours and 46 minutes, I managed to get in 10,575 of vertical and traveled 10.91 miles.

I really enjoyed the whole flaik experience. Most powder days are just a blur of snow and smiles. My only gripe is that the device itself is a bit bulky, but it’s a trip to relive your whole day back in a warm room with a beer in hand.

At $19.95 a day to rent, flaik is a bit on the pricey side just to see your stats for the day, but it would be worth it for one of these GPS events that are cropping up like the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle. And we really like that kids enrolled in a Snow Sport University camp are outfitted with flaik at Smugglers’ Notch. It’s a cool touch that lets parents see what their kids have been up to during the week…and could help find a child if they missed a turn and skiied into the woods.

As of the posting of this article, flaik is available at the following mountains: Smugglers Notch, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Winter Park, Copper, Tremblant, Steamboat, Stratton, and Whistler.

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