Heroes aren’t self-anointed. They don’t plan to elevate themselves to greatness. They aren’t calculated. They pursue what they love and live life simply with the purpose of living it. We recognize their aspirations and adventures as pieces of ourselves that we want to see lived out. By watching them take the risk, they raise our expectations of ourselves and inspire us to believe beyond what we initially thought to be the limit.
It’s that time of year again! Shop Mount Everest’s Annual Stadium Sale at the MetLife Stadium to save up to 80% on Skis, Boards, Outerwear & Accessories. Shop the best deals of the season on Skis, Snowboards, and all your cold-weather gear. With over 50 brands and a fully restocked inventory, you’re guaranteed to find some new gear to add to your setup. The sale will take place Wednesday, February 22nd through Saturday, February 25th inside the Coaches Club at the MetLife Stadium. Mountain Creek will be offering exclusive deals and free lift tickets for any ski or snowboard package. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated on special promotions, giveaways and updates.
Wednesday Feb. 22nd: 12 noon – 10:00pm
Thursday Feb. 23rd: 12 noon – 10:00pm
Friday Feb. 24th: 12 noon – 10:00pm
Saturday Feb. 25th: 10:00am – 9:00pm
*Free Admission and Free Parking
For the full event schedule, directions, and other details visit: meadowlandssale.com
Quick Link: Dates + Times, Directions + Parking
Snowboarder Mag‘s February issue features the 2010-11 season’s picks for Rider of the Year as chosen by past winners & their peers. These guys (and girls) have become known for pushing the limits of snowboarding & making a lasting impression on the industry.
The following lineup of riders were voted in by a panel of over 40 judges including Dan Brisse, Gigi Rüf, Annie Boulanger, JP Walker, Danny Davis, Eddie Wall, Jamie Anderson & John Jackson. Check out Snowboarder’s new Finalist Video to see why these 13 pro’s were named the most memorable, influential snowboarders of 2011.
Women’s Top 3:
1. Cheryl Maas
2. Jess Kimura
3. Marie France-Roy
Men’s Top 10:
1. Travis Rice
2. Bode Merrill
3. Nicholas Müller
4. Jake Blauvelt
5. Eric Jackson
6. Pat Moore
7. Kazuhiro Kokubo
8. Jussi Oksanen
9. Scott Stevens
10. Torstein Horgmo
Members of Salomon & Bonfire‘s team is headed our way in their 99′ Country Coach RV. As part of the Team Vacation tour, they’ll be making stops at Big Boulder Park on Wednesday Jan. 4th and hitting South at Mountain Creek on Thursday Jan. 5th. Jed Andersen, Bode Merrill, Louif Paradis, Harrison Gordon, Chris Carr & friends will be at both parks filming, hanging out, giving away free gear, and perhaps even sticking around to unwind with a beverage or 2 afterwards…
Team Vacation began their North American tour December 1st at Timberline & will continue stopping at resorts and shops across the country before they move on to invade Europe and Asia. Check out photos from Team Vacation’s tumblr, & stay up to date with tour stops at the Salomon/Bonfire blog.
We’re only 4 days away from 2012 and January is officially Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month! LSSM started in 2007 to encourage current skiers & boarders to brush up on best practices, improve their skills & introduce newcomers to the world of snow sports. With the motto “Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate”, the program encourages people of all ages to get active, get some fresh air and learn something new this winter.
The program currently reaches over 30 states, with members from government associations, industry media, resorts, product suppliers, retailers and more. It’s a great excuse to spread the passion of skiing & riding and improve your own level of ability too. All month long, resorts in our region are offering specials on lift tickets, beginner lessons and equipment rentals so it’s easier than ever to get started. Celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month & head to Hunter with us on the 14th!
Visit www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org for a complete list of participants & to find out all the ways you can get involved this January!
It’s that time of year again! Shop Mount Everest‘s Annual Stadium Sale at the MetLife Stadium to save up to 80% on Skis, Boards, Outerwear & Accessories. Enter to win one of our epic vacation giveaways to Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Park City, Telluride, Big Sky and Squaw Valley and find exclusive prices on lift tickets & lodging from some of your favorite mountains on the east coast!
Tuesday Dec. 6th: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday Dec. 7th: 12 noon – 10:00pm
Thursday Dec. 8th: 12 noon – 10:00pm
Friday Dec. 9th: 12 noon – 10:00pm
Saturday Dec. 10th: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Free Admission, Free Parking and Free Shuttle from Union Square powered by OvRride
For more event details, visit Meadowlandssale.com
Thanks to Boa, getting snug-fitting footwear doesn’t have to be a struggle. Snowboard boots using Boa Technology can be easily tightened, conveniently adjusted – and now can even help fight cancer. Reel Pink is increasing breast cancer awareness through sets of Boa reels that let you show your support while you shred.
Make a minimum $10 donation through PayPal and Boa Technology will send you a free set of pink replacement dials for your Boa-powered footwear. 100% of proceeds go directly to Boarding For Breast Cancer and The Breast Cancer Network of Strength, so swap out your old dials & support B4BC!
Visit http://www.boatechnology.com/reelpink/ to make your donation & select the pair appropriate for your boot model. You can also grab one of our shop’s Reel Pink flyers for details.
If you caught our ad in Transworld‘s October issue, you saw that we were lucky enough to get an interview with K2‘s Danny Larsen. We asked him about his homeland, caffeine addition, art and snowboarding (duh).
Men’s Park under $399:
Arbor Del Ray (twin, reg camber)
DC Ply (twin, combo camber)
Nitro T1 (twin, reg camber)
Rossignol District Amptek (twin, combo camber)
Rossignol Retox Amptek (twin, combo camber)
Smokin’ Lane Knaack Pro (twin, flat)
Men’s Park over $400:
Burton Mr. Nice Guy (twin, reg camber)
Lib Tech Burtner Box Scratcher btx (twin, combo camber)
Men’s All-Mountain under $399:
StepChild PowderSucks (twin, combo camber)*
Technine Icon (twin, reg camber)
Men’s All-Mountain over $400:
Gnu Riders Choice Pickle (twin, combo camber)*
Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2 BTX (twin, combo camber)*
Nitro Rook (twin, flat camber)
Salomon Grip (twin, combo camber)
Salomon Man’s Board (directional twin, combo camber)*
Women’s Park under $399:
Academy Serenity (twin, rocker)
Capita Space Metal Fantasy FK (twin, combo camber)
Flow Jewel (twin, combo camber)
Ride Compact (twin, rocker)*
Nitro Runaway (twin, combo camber)
Signal Vita Park (twin, reg camber)
Salomon Oh Yeah (twin, rocker)
Women’s Park over $400:
Burton Lip-Stick (directional, combo camber)
Forum Spinster (twin, combo camber)*
Rome Lo-Fi Rocker (twin, rocker)*
Women’s All Mountain under $399:
Gnu B-Nice (twin, rocker)
Roxy Ally BTX (directional twin, combo camber)*
Women’s All Mountain over $400:
Arbor Swoon (directional twin, rocker)*
Gnu B-Pro (twin, combo camber)*
Lib Tech TRS Slims C2 BTX (twin, combo camber)
Nitro Fate (directional twin, flat)
Rossignol Diva Magtek (directional twin, combo camber)
Smokin’ Vixen (twin, combo camber)
Roxy Eminence C2 BTX (twin, combo camber)