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Watch the CNN Alpine Edge story on the Swany G-Cell: The glove that’s also a phone

SIA GCell for NewsletterVIDEO: PUTTING SKI TECH TO THE TEST

Check out this entertaining story from CNN Alpine Edge on ski gadgets, which includes a glowing review of the Swany gCell, our revolutionary glove that is also a mobile phone.

That’s right, you get Swany’s traditional high quality and warmth as well as the ability to sync the glove to your phone via Bluetooth. Once you’ve done that, you use an earpiece and mouthpiece built into the phone to take calls. No more fumbling for the phone in your coat, no more cold hands.

Want to learn more? Check out the G-Cell on the Swany website. Or if you are at Snow Show in Denver this week, drop by the booth.

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Find a great deal near you during ‘Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month’ in January

Learn to Ski MonthIt’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month again.

That’s right, throughout January resorts across the country are offering deals on lessons and equipment for those who want to try skiing and riding for the first time. Go to the official web site to learn more, such as what kinds of deals are being offered at a nearby resort.

It’s worth noting: these offers aren’t just for beginners. If you’ve skied (or ridden) before but want to get better, these offers are for you as well. So get out there and enjoy some winter adventures. Find a deal near you.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.

Buy cheap lift tickets for college students at X Games in Aspen now

New X_Games_LogoGoing to the X Games in Aspen (Jan. 24-27)? Are you a college student?

Then there’s a killer deal available: a two-day pass to all four of Aspen’s mountains for just $82. How good of a deal is that? A two-day adult ticket at that time is about twice the price.  And you can add two more days for $52 a day. The X Games are held on Buttermilk Mountain, but the pass also gets you on Aspen, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands.

The College X Pass can be purchased online. You must be 24 years or younger and present a valid I.D. from an accredited four-year college course when you pick up the pass.  Hurry and cash in on these cheap lift tickets now.

Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Liftopia offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday lift ticket deals right now

Why wait for Black Friday? Or Cyber Monday? Liftopia has insanely good deals on lift tickets RIGHT NOW.

So before eating your Thanksgiving turkey, head to the site for great discounts of more than 80%. The deals  continue on Cyber Monday with more than 200 resorts serving up discounts in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Midwest, Northeast, Canada and even more locations.

Find all the deals right here.

Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Opening days happening at ski resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Northwest and Northeast

Ski resorts are opening in Colorado, California, the Northwest and Northeast in advance of Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at as many openings as we can find. Let us know the ones we missed.

COLORADO

Winter Park and Wolf Creek ski areas opened earlier this week, while Vail and Eldora kick off their season on Friday (Nov. 16). Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Monarch Mountain and Steamboat will start sliding on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Aspen Mountain, Ski Cooper, Snowmass and Telluride get rolling on Thanksgiving Day, with Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort opening Nov. 23.

UTAH

Ski areas already open include Brighton, Snowbird, and SolitudeAlta opens on Friday (Nov. 16), as does Brian Head Resort. Go here for more openings.

CALIFORNIA

Resorts open out west included Heavenly, Mammoth, Northstar, Bear Mountain and Boreal. For all resort openings and conditions, go here.

NORTHWEST

Only Timberline has opened, and at that only temporarily. Several resorts (Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood) are expected to open during the Thanksgiving weekend. For all Oregon openings, go here. Farther north in Washington, Crystal Mountain and Mt. Baker open this weekend. Find out when Snoqualmie and others open here.

NORTHEAST

The Ski Guru Blog reports that Sunday River, Killington, and Okemo are already open, while good weather will allow early openings in New Hampshire on Friday (Nov. 16) at Bretton Woods and Loon Mountain Resort. Here’s the complete list for the Northeast.

Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Jeremy Bloom, Wayne Wong, Kirsten Clark latest inductees to U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

Two-time moguls World Champion Jeremy Bloom joins five others as the latest inductees into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

The latest class, announced on Tuesday (Nov. 6), also includes freestyle legend Wayne Wong, U.S. Ski Team star and World Cup racer Kirsten Clark, snowboard pioneer Craig Kelly, influential ski instructor Horst Abraham and ski area developer Hans Geier.

Learn more about this year’s class, which will be formally inducted on April 13 at the Marriott Vail Resort in Colorado.

Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Ski resorts opening for 2012-13 season in Washington, California and the Northeast

Killington Resort just opened.

Four ski resorts are open in Colorado, but what about the rest of the country? In a word: Soon.

This story from the Seattle Times has opening dates for the following Washington resorts: Stevens Pass Resort, Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, Ski Bluewood and Mount Baker. (Read more.)

California isn’t moving quite that fast, even though Squaw Valley opened briefly last week. (Read more.)

In the Northeast, some resorts (Sunday River, Killington Mountain Resort) have opened, while others are getting very close. Visit the Ski Guru to see photos of snowmaking as well as a list of opening dates in the northeast.

Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Opening Day is Friday at Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort in Colorado

Copper Mountain’s opening day on Nov. 2 will see the resort begin to open its trail system.

How this for openers? Keystone AND Copper Mountain open on Friday (Nov. 2) in Colorado.

That’s right, two of the most popular Summit Country resorts will be dropping the rope for happy dayskiers on the same day. What’s going to happen on opening day (other than skiing and riding)?

Keystone: After opening on Friday the resort will host the second event in the A51 River Run Rail Series, Back to the Grind Rail Session, on Saturday. The park will offer about 25-30 features in an early season park on the trail Scout, off the top of Dercum Mountain and accessed by the designated Ranger Lift. Saturday’s competition will take place under the lights with prelims starting at 4 p.m.

Copper: The rope will be dropping for the resort’s 40th season. In addition to skiing and riding, there will be early season specials all weekend long at Copper Mountain shops. And get over to Woodward at Copper’s The Barn, where you can do some extra flipping, jibbing and jumping.

Looking for more Colorado opening dates? Check out this list from Colorado Snow, which can change depending on snow conditions.

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Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo this weekend, Boston coming up Nov. 8-11

Get ready to hit the slopes by attending the Ski and Snowboard Expo this weekend (Nov. 2-4) in Denver and next weekend (Nov. 8-11) in Boston.

Denver organizers promise it will be the “single largest ski and snowboard sale in the state with 20,000 square feet of gear with prices slashed from 40-75 percent off last season’s equipment, including skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, clothing, and accessories.”

That’s not all. There will be plenty for the kids to do at the Winter Park Kids Learning Center and Keystone KidTopia Play Park, along with cool demos from the likes of The Skyriders! Freestyle Aerial Demonstration team presented by Crested Butte. Adults get demo areas to try slacklining, mountain board, curling, and a climbing wall.

And, oh yeah, the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Brew FestThe event runs from Friday to Saturday at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Tickets, hours. 

Next weekend’s event in Boston will include “the region’s most impressive ski and snowboard sale from East Coast Alpine and Eastern Boarder, and resorts around the globe will offer their best pre-season savings on winter vacation packages, lift tickets and season passes.” Live acts, interactive exhibits and ongoing giveaways also will be in the mix. Learn more about Boston.

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Loveland Ski Area opens in Colorado for skiers and snowboarders

UPDATE: Check out this photo from opening day.

Loveland Ski Resort will become the second ski resort to open in Colorado when it drops the ropes on Tuesday (Oct. 23) to launch its 75th season.

Here’s what the resort is reporting it will have for skiers and snowboarders: “Our opening day run will consist of Catwalk, Mambo, and Home Run, for a combined total of nearly 1,000 vertical feet.  The opening day run will be from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base.  We will also have 5 terrain park features ready to go on opening day.” Get more details.

Loveland joins Arapahoe Basin, which became the first Colorado resort to open for the season on Oct. 17.

Wondering how much snow we might get this season? Here’s the forecast.

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