Ski bum summer jobs: Drive a boot this summer
Yo, East Coast ski bums. Need a job? How about driving the L.L. Bean Boot Mobile around for a summer? It might not be a chick magnet, but it sure beats edging your Aunt Mildred’s garden for $150 a week. And who knows, maybe it is a chick magnet?
— L.L.Bean Bootmobile (@Bootmobile) March 23, 2015
Rent a ski jump penthouse for a night
Airbnb is at it again, turning Norway’s Holmenkollen Ski Jump into a one-of-a-kind luxury penthouse for one night only. The site of the 1952 Winter Olympics and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was offered up as part of a contest that has since ended, and features a VIP lounge, full bedroom with panoramic views, and an optional zip-line exit. It doesn’t get much more baller than that, folks.
Tahoe resorts announce ticket rollovers…I guess that’s good?
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have added a little insurance to their 2015-2016 pass in the form of rollover days. The silver and gold Tahoe Super Passes will include four such days, meaning that if skiers don’t get at least four days of skiing next season, then each one of those four days missed will be compensated with a $100 credit the following season. It’s pretty depressing that skiing in Tahoe is coming to this, but at least resorts are thinking of their customers? I’m trying to find the silver lining here.
Mikaela Shiffrin three-peats, Lisa Zimmerman spins into history
As far as competitions go, this week belonged to the ladies. Starting things off, Mikaela Shiffrin became the first skier in 20 years to win three straight World Cup globes, taking the slalom title with her win in Meribel, France. Then Lisa Zimmerman went and rewrote women’s freeskiing at this year’s Nine Queens competition, landing 1080 to switch 1080 on the most ridiculous female slopestyle course to date. Kudos, ladies.
Park City/Canyons interconnect gondola approved
Vail Resorts’ proposal to connect Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort via gondola was approved by the Park City Planning Commission this week, essentially cementing the creation of the nation’s largest ski resort by the 2016 season. According to a Park Record report, Vail will dump $50 million this year into making the two resort entities one, but there is still no word on whether or not the resorts are still considering employing personal baristas for each gondola cabin. I guess we’ll just have to wait on that one.
Seven injured in chairlift accident at Sugarloaf
Well this is the realization of every single one of my childhood chairlift fears. Seven people were injured last weekend when Sugarloaf’s King Pine chair started moving backwards according to USA Today. Witnesses estimate that chairs slid backwards for about a minute, which is about a minute longer than I care to think about.
Cooke City pow looks mmm, mmm good
The title of the video is “Search for Snow”. Well, I’d say Owen Leeper and Tim Swartz accomplish their goal.