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The Top 5 Aprils Fools Jokes from the Ski Industry

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Hopefully you guys didn't have to be reminded the hard way that a couple of days ago was April Fool's day. As usual, the ski industry put on quite the show with brands and organizations playing jokes across the board. This year we decided to compile our top 5 favorite jokes over on the Chairlift Chat blog at skiessentials.com. We thought it was funny enough to share with you guys as well, so we also posted the article here on EpicSki for you guys to check out.

 

So if you're looking for a good laugh, check out our list! If you don't see your favorite prank posted, let us know in the comments!

 

Enjoy!

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How could you not include Vail acquiring Jackson Hole Mountain Resort?  That one went viral...

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JayT - We saw that one, and considered it, but from what we could tell it was just a link that forwarded us to an "April Fools" article. Yes it was funny, and yes it went viral, but it didn't have enough content to make the list! 

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JayT - We saw that one, and considered it, but from what we could tell it was just a link that forwarded us to an "April Fools" article. Yes it was funny, and yes it went viral, but it didn't have enough content to make the list! 

 

The actual text associated with the "Vail buys Jackson" story was taken down on the Teton Gravity site after only one day, but the original story, pictures, etc. have all been replicated here:

http://www.epicski.com/t/83111/april-fools-day-at-jackson-hole-another-great-day#post_1860155

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How could you not include Vail acquiring Jackson Hole Mountain Resort?  That one went viral...

I agree with Jay..it was "Top 5" worthy.

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It gets downgraded for just being a fake news story.  If the "Vail buys Jackson" story had come out as a press release from Vail or Jackson themselves, then it would be #1.

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There was also the Motorola artisan selfie stick...

 

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You missed Pierre Tardivel retires from skiing
http://m.skitour.fr/forums/read.php?id=268132
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I saw that one and cracked up!

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This was my favorite:

 

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/blog/gear-geek/introducing-or-lederhosen

 

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How could you not include Vail acquiring Jackson Hole Mountain Resort?  That one went viral...


This one was hilarious... When one ski instructor showed it to the rest of us, there was a moment of stunned silence because it was so believable.  After several seconds, one screamed" No, no, no! April Fools."  Then everyone breathed a sigh of relief.  South Park should do an episode on a Wal-Mart and Vail merger where they both band together in trying to take over the world!:hissyfit:

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IBEX really hit all the right buttons with DFF technology. I also really liked the K2 selfie skis and the Moto Selfie stick Jay posted and those are probably Both viable products. Good stuff, thanks.
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Iliked the one Felix Neureuther put on his Facebook page in April 2014 where he announced he was going to switxh to the Austrian ski team in 2014-2105...swallowed that almost completely before suddenly realising which day it was.
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How could you not include Vail acquiring Jackson Hole Mountain Resort?  That one went viral...

This one was even being told around the Easter dinner table; I had to correct my (29yo) nephew, who had swallowed it hook line and sinker. It was hilarious. 

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This one was even being told around the Easter dinner table; I had to correct my (29yo) nephew, who had swallowed it hook line and sinker. It was hilarious. 

 

How long did you allow your nephew to go on about Vail buying Jackson before you corrected him?  Did you let him down gently or did you just lose it?

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How long did you allow your nephew to go on about Vail buying Jackson before you corrected him?  Did you let him down gently or did you just lose it?

Oh, I told him immediately. The funny part was that he said he had been telling his friends during the past few days and he'll have to go back and recant. 

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