Archive for March, 2011

Does The Shed in Stowe make the best burger? Nominate your favorite burger!

Who is the King of the Hill when it comes to burgers? The gang at Skiing Magazine says look no farther than The Shed in Stowe, which has been turning out the almighty Shed Burger since 1962. And yeah, as they say, that’s a LOT of burgers. See why they say it’s great.

But is it really the best burger? Know one that’s better at YOUR favorite resort? Tell us by adding your nomination as a comment below. We’ll pull them all together for a list that everyone can use.

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The season’s not over yet! Here’s where to go to find that last bit of fun!

Several ski areas already are closed, a number close in Colorado this weekend. But plenty of ski areas are still open, some for as long as sometime in June.

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Pond-skimming crashes, splashes at the Canyons

We’re a sucker for funny videos, especially when they involve pond-skimming. This is a GREAT one from the Canyons, shot by Andy Campbell of Park City (@Andy_Campbell on Twitter). Watch and laugh.

Want moe? We’ve got a video taste from snoe.down, a bigger serving coming soon

So? Did you make it to Killington over the weekend for snoe.down? If so, we’re going to guess you’re still recovering from all the fun. We’re feeling a wee bit foggy ourselves. But not too foggy to show you a “sneak preview” of our video about the weekend, from fun on the snow to sponsoring a show by the great jam band, moe. So enjoy this appetizer, we’ll be back with the entree in a little bit.

Meet the hottest women skiers in North America

Julia Niles, from the "Women of Jackson Hole."

Skiing Magazine had a great idea: feature the best women skiers around in a series of slideshows. The result was the popular “Women of …” series. Now that they’ve wrapped up the season, we thought you’d like to see these kick-ass skiers all in one place. So check out the:

We’ll be at Snoe.down Winter Music & Sports Festival at Killington Resort in Vermont this weekend. For more information on this great event, visit the Snoe.Down web site and check back on the Swany Gloves Outdoor Adventures blog all weekend and next week. Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Join Swany and Moe at snoe.down this weekend at Killington for great skiing, riding and music

We always work to spread the word about Swany gloves and mitts.  But we’re REALLY excited to spread the word at this weekend’s Snoe.down Winter Music & Sports Festival at Killington Resort in Vermont. Of course the skiing and riding will be great, but we’re stoked that moe, the hugely popular jam band, will play a free show from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday on the Swany Stage (that’s right, the Swany Stage) at the base of Killington’s Bear Mountain.

We’ll be there to report on the show, as well as share video and other news as it happens. For more information on this great event, visit the Snoe.Down web site and check back on the Swany Gloves Outdoor Adventures blog all weekend and next week.

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Vonn forced to settle for second in World Cup overall when race canceled, Riesch awarded title

Maria Riesch hoists the winner's trophy after giant slalom cancellation.

Really? This is how World Cup officials wanted the thrilling race for the women’s overall season championships to end? With a cancellation of the giant slalom and the awarding of the prize to Maria Riesch for not racing? Even if there was a day left in the weekend to ski for Lindsey Vonn?

Really. In a stunning move, the three-time defending champion was denied the chance to overtake her friend and rival when the giant slalom was called off because of poor snow conditions in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. “The cancellation of this race doesn’t just hurt me, it hurts the fans and the sport of ski racing as a whole,” Vonn said.

We couldn’t agree more. Read more about the race cancellation and also this column decrying the decision. Here’s where to find previous results from this weekend.

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