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- From: johnclarydavies
Las Vegas Ski And Snowboard Resort claims it was the first to open for the 2011-12 season.
— John Clary Davies
On Friday, Oct. 7, employees at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, just 40 minutes from the strip, planned their opening day. There weren’t any press releases, Tweets or Facebook updates, just a call to some locals that they might want to be there by 7 a.m. the next morning.
“We didn’t want the word to get out,” said Vegas action sport manager Keith Pfahler. “Amazingly enough, it kind of spread and three or four kids from Big Bear slept in the parking lot. We didn’t advertise because we wanted to be the first to open.”
The next morning, Vegas loaded the locals at 7:33 a.m., 27 minutes before Colorado’s Wolf Creek, so it could claim it was the first ski area to open in North America. They opened one run with a 12-inch combination of natural and man-made snow. Vegas continued operations on Sunday, but won’t spin lifts regularly until after Thanksgiving.
Wolf Creek, meanwhile, with a 46-inch storm and 600 open acres, thought they were claiming the season’s first tracks.
A snowboarder gets deep in Wolf Creek's opening day powder on Oct. 8, 2011. Meanwhile, lifts were turning near Las Vegas.
“Had we known it was going to be like that we would have opened a half an hour earlier, but we didn’t know,” said Wolf Creek vice president of marketing sales Rosanne Pitcher.
The usual early season birds, such as Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Pass and Sunday River, waged a friendly contest on Twitter with the hash tag #racetoopen. Pitcher says Wolf Creek’s opening was more valid than the silent Vegas first chair because they had 1,500 guests each day, and plan to operate regularly on weekends. Arapahoe will have its own claim starting today, as it begins running lifts daily.
“Semantically speaking, [Vegas] opened 27 minutes before we did,” said Pitcher. “But we’re operating for the ’11-’12 season, so we believe our ski area was the first to open for the season, if you’re talking about overall picture of it.”
Lost in the mix is Mount Hood’s Timberline, who, after taking most of September off, began its regular '11-'12 weekend operations on Sept. 30.
“We don't get involved in that first game because we are always first,” said Timberline's Jon Tullis.
There's always snow on Mount Hood.
- Blog post
- 2 years ago
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- From: media-75233
It's been a week since the world was hit with the premiere of Jeremy Jones' Deeper and response to the film has been overwhelmingly positive. Below we've compiled a collection of tweets from the past week that have used our #JJonesDeeper. Thanks for the love, keep up the stoke, and be sure to follow us on Twitter if you aren't already.
tahoeticker: 3 years, 3,000 hours of footage and @tetongravity's Deeper is here; 8 p.m. tonite at Truckee Amp:http://tinyurl.com/37ozhho
Sep 10, 2010 10:39 AM
backcountrycom: @Jeremyjones #JJonesDeeper premiere is tonight in Truckee, CA. It's going to be a rowdy good time. If you are in the area check it out.
Sep 10, 2010 5:28 PM
skialpine: Line is about 75 deep getting in to "Deeper" world premiere. #JJonesDeeper
Sep 10, 2010 8:59 PM
AlliCrowleyMcG: It's premier time!! :) #JJonesDeeper Truckee goin off
Sep 10, 2010 9:25 PM
ArcadeAmigo: #JJonesDeeper with @jeremyjones about to begin. If you're not here, you're probably not in Truckee, CA.
Sep 10, 2010 9:33 PM
lucianalatorre: RT @skialpine: Jeremy Jones just gave away a Jones snowboard and is now introducing the film. #JJonesDeeper
Sep 10, 2010 9:36 PM
RalphBackstrom: Just sitting down to watch #JJonesDeeper! Can't wait!
Sep 10, 2010 9:37 PM
irwinmfletcher: Watching the greatest bit of ski porn I have ever seen, it just keeps snowing... #jjonesdeeper
Sep 10, 2010 10:12 PM
ONeillOuterwear: RT @skialpine: Holy ****. That's steep. #JJonesDeeper
Sep 10, 2010 10:30 PM
skialpine: "Deeper" ends with ultimately AK lines. You gotta see this film. See skialpine.com for next showtimes. #JJonesDeeper
Sep 10, 2010 11:01 PM
ArcadeAmigo: #JJonesDeeper...Unbelievable. Well done.
Sep 11, 2010 12:04 AM
RalphBackstrom: Nice work @jeremyjones and @TetonGravity ! #JJonesDeeper
Sep 11, 2010 3:26 AM
codytownsend: #jjonesdeeper by @tetongravity was nasty. Haven't been that gripped at a snow flick in a long time, way to go @jeremyjones
Sep 11, 2010 4:29 AM
theDDeadshow: #jjonesdeeper was a packed house for sure. The movie was insane, that's what I want to do, camp and shred in the winter. All winter
Sep 11, 2010 11:35 AM
RalphBackstrom: A short recap of the #jjonesdeeper world premiere @unofficialsquaw http://bit.ly/cyDWc5
Sep 12, 2010 11:23 PM
TetonGravity: 9:00 #JJonesDeeper premiere @indysf sold out other than a few tix @lombardisports. some 7:00 tix still available at www.theindependentsf.com
Sep 13, 2010 3:08 PM
brookeslist: Off to Teton's Deeper this evening #jjonesdeeper in SF
Sep 13, 2010 5:43 PM
PatCorrigan: Props to #jjonesdeeper. I wish I had the time and money to do the same. Till then, weekend warrior for me.
Sep 14, 2010 9:06 AM
TetonGravity: The world premiere of #JJonesDeeper last friday in Truckee, CA was all-time. Story and photos here: http://bit.ly/dqaLc7
Sep 14, 2010 2:23 PM
jeremyjones: In the middle of the dessert and just found grease for the @ClifBar bus. Next stop slc for #JJonesDeeper http://plixi.com/p/45259426
Sep 15, 2010 9:57 AM
justinbroglio: @backcountrycom Enjoy. #JJonesDeeper is wonderful. One of the top @TetonGravity films ever made. We had a great one http://fb.me/EdDk2dfv
Sep 15, 2010 1:20 PM
carolinegleich: Checking out #jjonesdeeper at Brewvies. So excited to see Forrests segment. #fb
Sep 15, 2010 9:07 PM
Snowvols: Just left @jeremyjones new movie #jjonesdeeper epic is all I can say
Sep 15, 2010 11:35 PM
AlexOB: #jjonesdeeper is amazing Congrats to @jeremyjones + @tetongravity for a job well done. Go see this in the theatre when it comes to your town
Sep 16, 2010 12:36 PM
kdawgtv: #JJonesDeeper Congrats on showing some remarkable snowboarding footage!
Sep 16, 2010 3:00 PM
- Blog post
- 3 years ago
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- From: snowdotcom
We are looking for a crew of skiers and riders willing to share their stoke. That means you!
The Snow Squad will be a crew of riders at our resorts- Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Heavenly, who will commit to ski or ride and engage with social media. Have an epic day? Blog about it. Take a great picture in the park on your phone? Upload it to Twitpic. Interview Colby West on camera? We’ll upload the video.
In exchange for your photos, videos blog posts and tweets, we’ll hook you up with an Epic Pass, a smart phone, and approximately $3000 of head-to-toe ski or snowboard gear- we’re talking jacket, pants, helmet, goggles, gloves, and possibly skis or a snowboard.
Do you want to rub elbows with the Breckenridge and Keystone team riders like Bobby Brown and Andreas Wiig? Think catching first chair at Vail to ski powder and photograph the evidence sounds like your dream come true? Then check out the SnowSquad tab to the left, or click here to find out more.
To enter, start making your 3-minute or less video about why YOU should be on the SnowSquad. Starting April 1, you’ll be able to upload your video right here. Then, tell your friends and family to vote!! Get on the slopes and start filming.
- Blog post
- 3 years ago
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