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Stuff We Like – 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 Snowbird Now Has Snowcat Tours! http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/03/03/snowbird-now-has-snowcat-tours/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/03/03/snowbird-now-has-snowcat-tours/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2013 22:54:11 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6223

This is rad. Snowbird opened up a bunch of terrain for snowcat tours.

Snowbird Snowcat Skiing for Nature is a guided backcountry ski experience in the previously unaccessed Mary Ellen, lower Mineral Basin and Miller Hill areas south and east of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Half-day tours are available for groups as large as 10 people or may be purchased on an individual basis.

It’s $300 bucks for a half day which includes a lift ticket and lunch. Not recommended for boarders because of some short hikes. See more at the Snowbird site.

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[COOL PIC] Skiing Right Off the End of the Table http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/02/25/cool-pic-skiing-right-off-the-end-of-the-table/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/02/25/cool-pic-skiing-right-off-the-end-of-the-table/#respond Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:18:02 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6215
This photo makes me oddly hungry. Art!

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Finally, A Use for That Rancid Couch on Your Porch http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/01/29/finally-a-use-for-that-rancid-couch-on-your-porch/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/01/29/finally-a-use-for-that-rancid-couch-on-your-porch/#respond Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:48:59 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6203

According to this news report, skouching is slapping some skis on a couch and riding it down a hill. I far prefer the definition in the Urban Dictionary — you had at me at “simultaneous handjobs.”

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Skiers Irresponsibility Code http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/01/13/skiers-irresponsibility-code/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2013/01/13/skiers-irresponsibility-code/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:46:10 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6183 I suppose this makes me irresponsible to post this…

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Double Black Diamond Warnings http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/12/14/double-black-diamond-warnings/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/12/14/double-black-diamond-warnings/#respond Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:20:38 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6149

I only ski double black diamonds. Just saying.

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Radical Meadows Open for Business http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/27/radical-meadows-open-for-business/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/27/radical-meadows-open-for-business/#respond Wed, 28 Nov 2012 02:21:01 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6089 We can’t stop cracking up over “Radical Meadows” created by Kootenay Mountain Magazine. It’s the first ever non-profit, fair-trade, off-grid, eco something cooperative radical ski resort in the world. Click on the photo to make bigger…and more rad.

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Where I Skied http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/20/where-i-skied/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/20/where-i-skied/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:04:41 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=6024 Usually, I wouldn’t recommend a Facebook app, but hell if this one from Liftopia wasn’t some good fun. Take the Where I’ve Skied Challenge by Liftopia at http://apps.facebook.com/whereiveskied.

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Best Ski Town in America: Round #1 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/09/best-ski-town-in-america-round-1/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/11/09/best-ski-town-in-america-round-1/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:43:48 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5953 It’s impossible to pick the best the best ski town in America, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a hell of good time arguing about it. Powder Magazine has opened up voting in their Ski Town Throwdown. It’s a bracket style system pitting the best of the ski towns against each in a winner take all title.

Happy to see that my hometown mountains Mad River & Sugarbush easily took down yawnsville Ogden. Although to be fair Ogden is number one in our hearts when it comes to ski town cabarets.

Steamboat Springs, where I lived for years had a tough fight against Bellingham while Bozeman (yeah, I move around a lot) easily coasted past Marquette. The only former home of mine that didn’t make the second recond was Summit County which is understandable as they were up against Telluride.

Some epic battles are coming up next. Click through to here to vote on the Ski Town Throwdown.

 

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TSJ Oscar Nomination: The Art of FLIGHT http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/26/tsj-oscar-nomination-the-art-of-flight/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/26/tsj-oscar-nomination-the-art-of-flight/#respond Mon, 27 Feb 2012 01:10:21 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5880 Have you seen this film yet? Because it’s taking the whole ski flick to another level. Of course when you have the deep pockets of Red Bull backing your film then odds are it’s going to be sick. Which this is. Check out the trailer below.

via Art of FLIGHT

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Moonlight Basin Snow Day http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/26/moonlight-basin-snow-day/ http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/2012/02/26/moonlight-basin-snow-day/#respond Mon, 27 Feb 2012 01:02:10 +0000 http://www.thesnowjunkies.com/?p=5878 Finally. Snow is falling up here in Moonlight Basin, Montana. We’re seeing actual accumlation. Coco snapped this shot from the Iron Horse Lift to try and win us some free lunch on the Moonlight FB page. Catch some other pictures of Montana’s best kept secret here.

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