RAMP Hits a Homer

Park City ski company acquires rights to offer MLB team logos as topsheets

The ball park at the ski hill.

The ball park at the ski hill.

The month of October holds many promises. Heroes are made under Friday night lights. Hunters march into the woods for meat, others harvest vegetables from the garden. It's the best time of year to go fishing, and the best excuse to dress up and howl at the moon.

It's also the beginning of ski season, as we saw last Friday with the opening of Colorado's A-Basin. It was just one run of manmade, but it still signals the glorious start of another winter in North America. The tenth month also means it's time for the Fall Classic. Along with powder skiing (thank you, Alta), national parks, jazz, and hot dogs, baseball is one of America's finest gifts to the world.

To help celebrate, Park City-based RAMP Sports has developed a licensing deal with Major League Baseball to provide topsheets sporting the colors and logos of all 30 teams. RAMP is offering the graphics on its Woodpecker and Chickadee models (both have similar shapes at 130-90-115mm), as well as its Tumbleweed snowboard. If you prefer a different ski (we like the Peacepipe), RAMP can build it for you.

We're all baseball fans at POWDER, and while we congratulate the Kansas City Royals on their return to the postseason after a 29-year hiatus, we don't think we'll be putting the Royal blue on our skis anytime soon. Orange and black are our colors, and Mad Bum is our pitcher. Our prediction: Giants in 7.