Archive for December, 2006

Published by Jesse on 27 Dec 2006

Stick Protection Technology from Sea to Summit

For Immediate Release
Pat Smith
OnTarget Public Relations

Boulder, CO, December 18, 2006 – Sea to Summit recently announced an exclusive distribution agreement to paddlesport, snowsport and outdoor retailers with Stick Protection Technology (SPT) products, an innovative Australian brand that is developing water and snow sports hardware. Sea to Summit is introducing SPTs Lockable Tie Downs, a unique system that combines tie-down straps with a keyed locking system to protect outdoor gear from theft.

“Our market research showed us that there were plenty of tie-down systems available and numerous anti-theft locking systems, but no really good solution for both functions in one single product.” 

Read Entire Article..

Published by Jesse on 27 Dec 2006

Altrec Big Winter Chill Sale

Killer post-xmas deals from (visit site). Over 700 skus marked down from 20-50% off retail. This includes some top brands like The North Face, Patagonia and Burton! Many outdoor retailers have post holiday promos but you don’t often see them this good. Here are the contents of the email I just received from Altrec:

Post Holiday Sale is here! ~700 SKUS at 20-50% Off. All the top brands are represented. These are in-line, best selling brands.

  • 20-50% Off – Best brands apply – North Face, Patagonia, Nike, Burton, Billabong and more
  • Sale duration is from 12/26/06 through 01/09/07
  • No coupon code necissary but you must click on the banner below to redeem these savings

IMPORTANT: Click Banner to Redeem 20-50% Off Your Purchase

Published by Jesse on 22 Dec 2006

A Hippie’s Holiday Wish

Have a Jerry Christmas and a Happy Bob Weir 😉

Oh, and get some powder. You do like powder don’t you?

Published by Jesse on 22 Dec 2006

Dog Helps in Rescue Near Moab

Felt compelled to post this touching story about a real life Lassie that not only kept his owner warm after being injured during a freeziing night, but led the search and rescue team right to her…5 miles from the trail head where rescuers found the dog.

Moab police found Ballengee’s pickup truck at the Amasa Back trailhead at 12:30 p.m. Friday. As search-and-rescue personnel arrived, a dog matching the description of Taz was seen running around the trailhead. ‘The dog took our rescue personnel right to her. I think we would have eventually found her, because we were in the right location, but the dog saved us some time,’ said Curt Brewer, chief deputy with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Read the whole story: Dog leads rescuers to injured runner stranded near Moab

Published by Jesse on 21 Dec 2006

Need a Ski Rack This Winter?

We found a site that features all kinds of car and truck racks for people like you who are active and need to lug gear around the mountains. features the complete lines of car and truck rack systems from top brands like Thule and Yakima. It looks like they’re featuring gear from From their site: “With eight retail stores, over 60 full-time rack experts on staff and likely the largest inventories in the business, Rack Attack is North America’s premier retailer of automotive and home storage rack systems..

The site features…

  • Ski & Snowboard Racks
  • Water Sport & Kayak Racks
  • Base Racks
  • Bike Racks
  • Lockable Accessories

They also feature an RSS feed for coupons and discounts from RackAttack. You can actually subscribe to the RSS and keep an eye on what’s going on sale right from the homepage of Check it out!

Photo by Adam Clark

Published by Jesse on 21 Dec 2006

50% Savings on Select Items at REI-OUTLET

While we’re at it here’s another promo offer from REI:

The REI elves are working overtime to give you the best deals! Discover an additional 50% savings on more than 600 already-discounted items at (site).

You must click the banner below to redeem this 50% savings:

Published by Jesse on 21 Dec 2006

Save $20 at REI

This offer ends Christmas Eve

To save $20 on your next purchase of $100 or more at REI (site), use coupon code HOLIDAY at checkout after clicking on the banner below.

A whole list of ‘offer exclusions’, though. Good products but REI certainly doesn’t make it easy to buy online. Guess they don’t have to with all their stores around the country.


  • Offer not valid on REI Adventures or Outdoor School.
  • Offer not valid on special orders, package discounts, prior purchases, REI gift cards or E-gift certificates, gift boxes, memberships, shop services, rentals.
  • Offer not valid on Oakley products.
  • Offer is limited to stock on hand, is nontransferable and is not redeemable for cash.
  • Offer valid on one pretax purchase totaling $100 or more.
  • Merchandise purchased with this offer is not eligible for the REI member refund.
  • Offer may not be combined with any other discount or offer. Limit one coupon per customer.

Jeeesh! Think you can still get what you want with that list?! If so, just remember to use the coupon code HOLIDAY when checking out for 20 smakers off (orders over $100 only & note all the above).

You must click the banner below to redeem this savings:

Published by Jesse on 17 Dec 2006

Discount Snowbird Lift Tickets

We found discounted lift tickets at Snowbird Ski Resort!

Are you heading to Utah this winter to experience ‘The greatest Snow on Earth’? If so it’s likely your plans call for a day (or several) in Little Cottonwood Canyon (for LCC and Alta/Snowbord daily grind check out AltaCam). Well we’ve found some discounted lift tickets for you: Snowbird is offering 1 Day Adult Tram Tickets for $56 through…regularly $64. That’s a savings of $8 per lift ticket. If you have a family of four, and you’re hitting Snowbird for two days…click the link below and you’ve just saved $48!!

Discount Snowbird Lift Tickets from Backcountry

Once on just search ‘Snowbird’…or you can CLICK HERE to go directly to the snowbird lift ticket page.

>> Snowbird 1 Day Adult Tram Ticket
>> Snowbird 2 out of 5 Day Adult Tram Tickets

Published by Jesse on 16 Dec 2006

Altrec 30% Off Sale Extended

This just in.. Outdoors (site) has extended their 30% Off Great Gifts promo and added new “in-line” goods to the mix.

HUGE Savings on top brands from North Face, Arcteryx, Burton and more. There are currently 300+ products offered at this discount! This offer is valide through December 28th 2006.

You must click through the banner below to redeem these savings:

Published by Jesse on 16 Dec 2006

Alta Ski Area Powder Alerts

Well we’re due in Utah for one of our famous dumpages of snow…and it looks like it’s on. It’s been quite a dry spell. Although the snowpak is taking it’s time getting going this year…we all know what’s to come in the Cottonwoods: Blower POW days galore. Check out today’s Alta Powder Alert that just showed up in my inbox:

Hello Alta Powder Hounds….

In the past 24 hours, Alta Ski Area has received: 7″ of new snow
The settled mid-mountain base is currently: 51″
So far this season we’ve received 120″ of snow
The extended weather forecast is: 6-9″ inches of snow today (Saturday, December 16th). 5-7″ of snow tonight.

Sign Up!
Alta Powalert:

Other powder junky links…
Alta Snow Report:
Alta Mountain Cams:
Alta Pic of the Day:

Published by Jesse on 14 Dec 2006 Gift Card Promo

Check out this offer from The House Boardshop (site). Buy a $100 Gift Card and get an extra $20 Free! This offer is good through December 22, 2006. Can’t beat that offer. Great gift idea. For a $100 purchase, this extra 20 smackers pays for shipping and tax. Not bad. Limit two gift cards per customer.

About The House Boardshop…
For 25 years, The House has been the best place to come to for snowboards, wakeboards, skateboards, and windsurfing gear. All the major board brands in stock.

You must click the banner below to get the extra $20 on your $100 gift card:

Published by Jesse on 13 Dec 2006

2007 Winter Ski Tour Debut

For Immediate Release
Keith Carlsen
Mountain Sports International
801 349 4632

Sun Valley, ID, December 12, 2006 – Skiers now have a professional tour and music festival to call their own. New this winter, The Ski Tour (TST) plays out at four of America’s top ski resorts—Sun Valley (Idaho), Breckenridge, Aspen/Snowmass (Colorado), and Squaw Valley (California). The world’s best skiers will compete in skiercross or skier halfpipe competitions for $500,000. This is the largest cash purse in skiing! During the competitions, a gigantic concert venue will bring some of the largest bands to the heart of the mountains. All four events will be nationally televised on network television.

“Our goal with TST is to broaden the interest in skiing competition. But the way to do that is to not just focus on the competition,” said TST co founder Kipp Nelson…

Blog Editor’s Note: Huh? If they’re not interested in the skiing comp than how does that broaden the interest of same?? Goofy statement.

Read Entire Article..

Published by Jesse on 12 Dec 2006

Cottonwood Canyons Forecast

Alta Ski Lift Co. features several forecast and weather links on their site, but I wanted to highlight our favorite. The National Weather Service for Salt Lake City issues a daily report for the canyons east of Salt Lake City that are the most thorough and perhaps the most accurate.

For example, here is the synopsis for today:

A weak but moist storm system will move through the canyon areas this afternoon and this evening. Snow density should be higher than the Sunday night system. Flow across the ridges will be moderate to strong through the week with the snow level rising to 7500 to 8000 feet by Thursday.

Bookmark the Cottonwood Canyons Forecast page for future reference..

Published by Jesse on 12 Dec 2006

UGG Australia Coupon – Save 30%!

Alright xmas shoppers.. you have four days left to take advantage of this HUGE savings at UGG Australia (UGG site). The coupon code below will save you 30% on any one order!! Here are the details…you must click the link below to redeem this savings:

Rare UGG Australia coupon offer. 30% off any one item in the handbag, outerwear, or accessories collections with code UGGF&F30! Expires 12/16/2006.

Published by Jesse on 12 Dec 2006

Win a Burton Audex Down Jacket

Just got an email from Mike at Have a looksie…you could win a Burton down jacket just by making a purchase:

“Hello all, We have a great new promo going on at Any Purchase made on or before Dec. 31, 2006 will automatically enter you to win 1 of 3 Burton Audex Down Jackets. These jackets are the crème de la crème that Burton offers, and we’re giving away 3. Check out the text link and banners in our program. This contest ends Dec 31, 2006. Winners will be announced the first week of January. Hope you all are well! Best, Mike”

Not bad at all! To be eligible for the drawing you must CLICK HERE when entering the site.

Published by Jesse on 12 Dec 2006

Evogear One to Checkout

If you haven’t already you might want to check out…coming on strong as a web retailer in the outdoor gear category. It’s a grassroots and organic operation run by industry folks. If there was ever a group core to their roots it’s this crew. Evogear is quickly becoming a top multi-channel retailer to represent the ski, snowboard, wake and streetwear markets. They carry hundreds of the hottest brands and are one of the few online stores with a unique, lifestyle centric, product mix. More on their ‘About Us’ page.

Click the banner below and get Free Shipping on All Orders over $100 with your order.

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