K2 Snowboards and VholdR have partnered to give away a FREE SNOWBOARD to the 1st Place winner of the VholdR Top5 contest, titled Snowboarding. For those of you that haven’t participated in a VholdR Top5 contest before it’s simple. Make an awesome video, post it to VholdR.com, tag it ‘snowboarding’, and let the editorial process take its course. The judges love remote locations, creativity, and self expression.
SkiNet Contributor, Summit County Diva, Colorado Correspondant
An (almost) Colorado native, Beth Jahnigen Pappas graduated from CU Boulder with a Journalism Degree and went on to be the Promotion Coordinator for Ski and Skiing Magazines before moving to Summit County to work in Copper Mountain’s Marketing Department. Five years later, she left to work at the Denver-based advertising agency, Factory Design Labs. She returned to the mountains fulltime in Summer 2007 and has not looked back.
We asked you to identify the above resort in SKI Magazine's November 2008 issue for a chance to win a free set of his-and-her helmets from K2. Think you answered correctly? Still have no idea? Well, here's the answer:
BIG SKY, MONTANA
Congratulations to the winner! We hope you enjoy your free K2 helmets.
One Call-One Click Reservations, New Kid’s Park and 69 Ski Free
Monarch, CO. Monarch Mountain has been making improvements this summer that all skiers and riders will enjoy this winter. A new reservations system has been installed to make it easier for guests to purchase everything they need. Lift tickets, rental equipment, ski lessons, children’s programs and even Snowcat trips can all be reserved with one call to 888.996.7669.
Harder, better, faster, stronger - and just plain cooler. If it's been awhile since you visited a ski shop, here's what you're missing.
Tour de Force
For someone used to traditional alpine gear, the problem with alpine-touring (AT) bindings and boots was always that they felt flimsy. Now Marker’s Duke, a sturdy, tour-capable binding, is winning converts to AT. And boot brands that previously specialized in upright, lightweight touring boots are offering beefed-up versions that, while tour-capable (if a little heavy), give the alpine skier (like the guy with the Duke binding) the support he’s used to. Examples: Garmont’s Endorphin and Scarpa’s Hurricane (above, $699).