Archive for September, 2011

Check out this enormous indoor ski resort in Sweden

All we can say is “Wow” about Sweden’s new Skipark 360. According to a story in OhGizmo, the finished product (construction is supposed to start late next year) will cost more than $220 million. But when it’s done, it will boast a run long enough and steep enough (dropping 500 feet) for World Cup events.

But that’s not all: its creators have many OTHER activities planned for the location outside of Stockholm. Get more details.

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Ski Movie Cliche Bingo is a BLAST from Skiing Interactive

We LOVE the great interactive ideas they come up with at Skiing Interactive, but the latest one is an all-time favorite:  Ski Movie Cliche Bingo. And it’s right on time for ski movie season.

The concept’s simple, the execution’s hilarious. Just make yourself a copy of their Bingo card (get a better copy here), wait for the things described on the card to happen (and they will), cover up the squares and work toward BINGO!

So what are you looking for as you watch? Stuff you’ve seen many times before, such as “Clouds over mountain timelapse,” “Reflection in Goggle Lense,” “Outtakes during credits” and (our favorite) “Gratuitous party footage.” It’s funny just READING the card, so we know it will be a blast watching a film and covering squares.

And we love this final advice from the game’s makers: “We’re not saying it’s s drinking game, but we’re not NOT saying it’s a drinking game, either.”

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This season’s ‘Top 10 Park Skis’ from the Freeskier team

What are you looking for in a park ski? Let the folks at Freeskier tell you: “You want your park skis to carve like a GS ski without catching, pack energy in the tip and tail for ollie-ing, be light enough that they don’t control you in the air and have strength to withstand the impact when you stomp 60-foot jumps.”

Thanks to Freeskier, who says they have tested “every park ski on the market” (who are we to question THEM?), we now have the magazine’s list of the Top 10 Park Skis. Once you’re done with that, check out these gear guides:

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Check out Transworld 2012 Gear Guide for the best in snowboards

It’s the season for gear guides. Earlier this week we told you about Freeskier’s 2012 Buyer’s Guide. Now it’s time to take a look at Transworld’s 2012 Gear Guide.

As you might expect, the 2012 guide delivers everything you need to know about snowboard gear, with scores of reviews and picks for boards, boots, bindings and gear. Check it out.

Don’t always believe what you read? Want a second opinion? You’re in luck, because one of the leading voices in snowboarding, Shayboarder, just weighed in with her thoughts on the Good Wood picks.

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Freeskier Gear Guide for 2012 gets you ready for the season with reviews of skis, boots and more

OK, Labor Day has come and gone and ski and snowboard sales are in full bloom across the country. So what are you going to buy?

Decision making is always a challenge, but it’s a lot easier if you have help. And there’s no bigger or better help than Freeskier Magazine’s 2012 Buyer’s Guide. That’s right, the gang at Freeskier have (in their own words) “used, abused and reviewed an avalanche of skis, boots, bindings, goggles and much more for everything from ski resort use to the backcountry. So check it out right here.

Are you a snowboarder?  Here’s the Transworld 2012 Gear Guide.

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