Wednesday December 11, 2013
Do you need a gift for your favorite skier or perhaps something to add to your own holiday "wish list"? Here is a selection of my favorites for gift giving - or receiving - this holiday season.
From skis, boots, socks, goggles and sunglasses, skiing books and DVDs, or family ski vacation deals and ski lessons and clinics you will find a gift for everyone on your holiday list.
Here's my list of the top holiday gifts for skiers.
Julbo Bivouak Mountaineering Sunglasses Courtesy Julbo
Tuesday December 10, 2013
Two hundred and ten skiing and snowboarding Santas turned out for the 14th Annual Santa Sunday at Sunday River Resort in Maine.
"Santa Sunday is the one event that really kicks off the holiday season here at Sunday River," said Sunday River Resort Events Marketing Manager Caroline Ochtera. "It's a visually entertaining fund-raiser that allows us to give back to the Bethel Rotary's annual holiday toy drive."
This year, Sunday River raised $2,100 for the local rotary club by requiring each of the pre-registered Santas to donate a minimum of $10.
RegistrantsÂ were asked to come to the resort with their donation in full Santa garb, including the hat and pom-pom, red coat and pants, belt, and, of course, the beard.
Sunday River Resort thanked each St. Nick with a free lift ticket to use the day of the event, as well as another lift ticket to use any time before Christmas.
Read More: Sunday River Santa Sunday
Sunday River Santa Sunday 2013 Copyright Sunday River Resort
Monday December 9, 2013
Sunday was a big day for both the U.S. men racing a Giant Slalom on the Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek, Colorado and the women competing in a super G up at Lake Louise in Canada.
For the men, Ted Ligety continued his mastery of Giant Slalom courses winning by better than a second and a half over runner-up and teammate Bode Miller.
Seeing Ligety win his fourth consecutive giant Slalom by such an impressive margin has to give the U.S. men a big boost. That boost showed with Miller, battling to get his form back after missing last season, and landing his first Giant Slalom podium since March of 2007.
In Canada, Switzerland's Lara Gut won her third race of the season, but the big news was Lindsey Vonn, apparently no longer gun shy and skiing her way to a fifth place finish, with teammate Leanne Smith right behind her in sixth.
These showings by the U.S. Team anchors may be just what the doctor ordered to get the whole team rolling again.
Next up on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit for Dec. 14-15, the women head to St. Moritz, Switzerland, for a super G and Giant Slalom while the men will be in Val d'Isere, France to race a Slalom and Giant Slalom.
Read More: Top Ten Men Giant Slalom Rankings | Top Ten Women super G Rankings
Bode Miller, Ted Ligety on Birds of Prey podium Copyright Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Sunday December 8, 2013
If you dream about heli-skiing, but can't afford it here's an opportunity to live your dream.
Live Well Network is looking for an 'above average' skier or snowboarder who lives for fresh powder and would love to go heli-skiing with the Live Well Network "Motion" crew.
It's an all expenses paid trip - they will cover airfare, lodging, meals and transportation. The trip will include a heli-ski trip, some snow shoeing, a cool hike, and will be at either Vail, Aspen or Whistler.
Interested? Who wouldn't be? All you have to do is apply on the show's website Live Well Network - Motion. Then sit back and cross your fingers, pray, stick pins in chairlift dolls or do a variation of your make it snow dance.
Go for it - somebody has to win.
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