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EpicSki's Total Skiing Contest

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Win a copy of the new book by Chris Fellows for "the self starter that wants to be more self sufficient in their ski training" and be ready to slay the slopes when the snow flies!  

 

Prizes: We have 3 copies of Total Skiing by Chris Fellows, 8 pairs of BudFits earpiece holders, and 20 sets of CordShrinks audio cord management systems to give away!

  • Enter by writing a review of a ski-related product or ski resort and posting the link to your review in this thread 

  • The review must have been written after 7/10/2011

  • If you have to add a product to the system, here's how to Add A New Item

  • Contest begins now and goes until midnight July 22, Pacific time 

  • Winners will be selected by random number drawing and announced July 23, 2011

  • We will need your real name and mailing address to send the prize



 

 

See my review of Total Skiing!

A quote from the book: 

 

     Each skier brings a unique package of physical, mental, and motivational parameters to the mountain. This is part of the reason I still teach skiing -- it's fun because it's always changing. Each student provides a fresh experience and a clean palette to create with. Over the years, identifying the strategies for effectively helping students has culminated in this book. The better you conditioning, the better you will ski. Tuning in to your equipment allows you to interact more efficiently with the snow. Knowing where and how to change direction, speed, and intensity to match the demands of the terrain and your personal desires helps, too. 

     

     For those who are interested in taking a closer look at their overall strengths and weaknesses. volumes of new information have emerged due to advanced equipment, changing attitudes toward sport fitness, active lifestyles, increased access to mountains, and a growing desire to perform well as we age. Wading through all this information can be challenging. With the right combination of specific sport knowledge and customized practice concepts, you can quickly reach a higher level of skiing performance. An approach that is too broad can suck up valuable chunks of your training time with unreliable results. Most avid skiers opt for the most direct route to improvement, which begins with understanding their profile.

--Chris Fellows in Total Skiing, p. 76

 

BudFits Earbuds Holders

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CordShrinks

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Edited by nolo - 7/12/11 at 11:03am
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

 

EpicSki's Total Skiing Contest

 

 

Prizes: We have 3 copies of Total Skiing by Chris Fellows, 8 pairs of BudFits earpiece holders, and 20 sets of CordShrinks audio cord management systems to give away!

  • Enter by writing a review of a ski-related product or ski resort and posting the link to your review in this thread 

  • The review must have been written after 7/10/2011

  • If you have to add a product to the system, here's how to Add A New Item

  • Contest begins now and goes until midnight July 22, Pacific time 

  • Winners will be selected by random number drawing and announced July 23, 2011

  • We will need your real name and mailing address to send the prize



 

 


For anyone who is looking for product and not sure how to do it, I'd be happy to help add a new item to the product pages.

This is a good contest for this group.  Can't wait to see the reviews!

 

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Heavenly

Until this year, my favorite resort has been Whistler BC and the fantastic views during the drive up from Vancouver of mountains, glaciers and ocean inlets all in the same panorama. I thought the adult Disney land of Whistlers’ village, the summit view of the Black Tusk and the back bowls/glaciers would never be equaled or bested. But, I've had to reconsider that position.

 

I have seen pictures forever of people throwing massive snow plumes on a steep somewhere overlooking a massive deep blue lake. The pictures don’t even look real, they look Photoshoped. This past February I had an opportunity to spend a week at South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Resort on the South East corner of the lake.

 

The snow at Heavenly was almost as good as SLC’s Cottonwood Canyons resorts of Alta/Snowbird/Breighton. And the on-hill vista’s at Heavenly overlooking Lake Tahoe is breathtaking and had me panting with my tongue out like a dog on the gondola ride up.

 

Lake Tahoe is about 10 miles wide and 20 miles long North to South. It averages about 600’ deep and was formed by a volcano at one end of a valley and an earthquake at the other end of the valley creating a natural lake. It is so deep that it never freezes in the winter time. The solar heat gain of that much water keeps warm water constantly rising throughout the winter. The wave action keeps a space of a few feet thawed out around the shoreline perimeter that they call the ‘running path’.

 

An odd thing about Heavenly is that you take the gondola up and down. You don’t ski down to the base of the gondola. It takes you up mid mountain where the ski area is. There is plenty of snow on this bottom part and I had hard time wrapping my mind around why they set it up like this. I came to realize that trees are sacred things in that area and it takes a permit from every federal, state and local level of government to cut down any tree. After reflecting on it for a few days I could really appreciate that the part of the mountain visible from the village wasn’t scarred up with runs.

 

The top of the highest lift is right at the  tree line where plants barely cling to life in the harsh bitter wind swept environment. As you ride up on the Sky Express lift the trees get shorter and more contorted, until at the top they are just huge gnarly twisted root balls, like a giant bonsai garden experiment.

 

When you get to the top you are on the state line between California and Nevada. I loved going to the Nevada side. In fact the Skyline Trail run to the Nevada side is now my favorite all time vista. The spectacular view of Lake Tahoe is on your left for a mile or so and then you get a great desert valley view on your right after the trail goes through a little swale to the other side of the ridge.

You wind up crossing the state line so many times I’m not sure it’s even possible to keep track.

 

There is plenty of terrain for all levels of skiers. Advanced skiers will have a good time at Heavenly but may also want to visit the much steeper Squaw Valley on the North West side of the lake.

 

The village has numerous specialty shops and 3 blocks North of the base of the gondola is the state line where the casino’s start.

 

If you’ve never been to Lake Tahoe, definitely put it on your bucket list of things to do. Those pictures of massive powder plumes against a deep blue lake are not photoshoped. It’s there waiting for you.   

 

http://www.skiboardsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11900&p=115499#post115499

http://www.epicski.com/products/heavenly


Edited by shortydude - 7/12/11 at 9:23am
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Did a review for the Smith Vantage helmet.  Have been yelled at on other sites for being a shill, I guarantee that I am not, I just like this thing!

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/smith-vantage-helmet/reviews/2128

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for playing, guys! Do we have any other reviewers willing to share their recommendations?

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For anyone who is looking for product and not sure how to do it, I'd be happy to help add a new item to the product pages.

This is a good contest for this group.  Can't wait to see the reviews!

 


I would like to add a catagory for skiboards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skiboarding

Then I'd like a product listing for Spruce 120's.

 

Thanks

 

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I will soon!  Will review my Swany Toaster Mits = LOVE them!
I will make a video with humour - I hope!

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Spruce 120's in a new Alpine Ski/Skiboard category.

http://www.epicski.com/products/spruce-120s-twin-tip-skiboards

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Here is a review for skiers who want a nifty clamp that provides interesting photos/vids of their adventures:  http://www.epicski.com/products/pedco-ultra-clamp/reviews/2135 

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SkiBrule in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

http://www.epicski.com/products/ski-brule/reviews/2136

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My review of Solitude: http://www.epicski.com/products/solitude-mountain-resort/reviews/2138

 

My review of The Canyons: http://www.epicski.com/products/the-canyons/reviews/2139


Edited by tromano - 7/18/11 at 2:50pm
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I wrote a glowing review of my Grandoe Deer Valley Mitt's on this thread:

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/98432/which-grandoe-ski-gloves#post_1349966

 

I said that they are very good and that I would recommend them.

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Thread Starter 

 

Aledm, I created a product page for your Grandoe review, if you'd like to add it: http://www.epicski.com/products/grandoe-deer-valley-mitt-womens

 

Reviews must be on their product page to qualify for this contest. Thanks!

 

(If anyone needs a page created for your review, just post here or send me a PM.)

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Here's one of my favorite pieces of gear. A ski tote that actually works great.

http://www.epicski.com/products/skiweb-classic-grey-ski-pole-carrier

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Here is also a chance to add reviews of all the items purchased on Promotive. 

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Here is also a chance to add reviews of all the items purchased on Promotive. 



OK, here is one:  http://www.epicski.com/products/backcountry-access-stash-ob/reviews/2145 

 

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So easy to enter! This contest ends at midnight. 

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The snow at Heavenly was almost as good as SLC’s Cottonwood Canyons resorts of Alta/Snowbird/Breighton.


You got really lucky with your travel dates, then.  Most of the time, its low base elevation dooms it to snow almost as good as Whistler.

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Here is a review for the Lange Super Blaster 102mm last boot with hike/walk function.  Awesome boot!

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/lange-super-blaster/reviews/2150

 

alternate version:

 

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/104363/lange-super-blaster-boot#post_1350500 

 

 

 


Edited by altabrig - 7/22/11 at 7:21pm
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With 5 hours to go we have 14 entries. Does that mean each of us gets two prizes? biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 

If there are fewer entries than prizes, we'll just keep cycling through until all the prizes have been awarded. 

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I hope i Win biggrin.gif

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Thread Starter 

Okay, just finished tallying and (duh!) everybody's a winner! We had 9 entries and 16 reviews. Nice work, folks! 

 

Shortydude & Quant2325 each won the Grand Prize: a copy of Total Skiing by Chris Fellows, BudFits, and CordShrinks!

 

Tylrwnzl won a copy of Total Skiing and CordShrinks!

 

Winning BudFits & CordShrinks were:

eejit

tromano

jagclarke

TheDad

Vern

altabrig

 

Congratulations to all players. We'll get your prize(s) in the mail to you as soon as you PM me your address!

 

You'll want to rest up for our next contest -- "I Dreamt of Skiing on a Work of Art"...

 


Edited by nolo - 7/24/11 at 5:14pm
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Woo hoo!  Thanks!

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Sweet I finally one a contest!
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