Archive for March, 2007

Published by Jesse on 30 Mar 2007

Alta Ski Patroller Sam Howard

Johnny B has done it again for AltaCam! The Alta, Utah community site has launched another interview in the Alta Personalities Podcast series featuring Little Cottonwood Canyon locals, ski icons and Alta Ski Area management personnel. To wit: The interview before this one was Johnny and Onno Wieringa, The Alta Ski Area General Manager.

For those who don’t know Sam Howard he’s a long-time Alta ski patroller who was named one of the top 50 skiers in North America a few years ago. He’s smooth as butter and a blast to try and keep up with! The young hot skiers don’t have a chance keeping his pace across the High Traverse and some of the steepest lines at Alta. Here’s a quote from the interview transcript:

I thought it felt weak and so we ski-cut across and we ski-cut back and it released to the ground on me. And I grabbed a tree and the whole thing peeled out around me and I was able to just hang on to that. You know, lost my ski poles and some other stuff. But, there’s a lot of times when avalanches make you scared and it doesn’t necessarily mean being involved in it.

You can read the transcript while you listen to the MP3 podcast of this interview at AltaCam: Sam Howard Interview & Podcast

Subscribe to AltaCam’s Podcast RSS feed to be notified when a new interview has been added to the site. Enjoy this interview with an Alta skiing legend!

Published by Jesse on 26 Mar 2007

2007 Wasatch PowderKeg Results

For Immediate Release
Penn Newhard, Backbone Media LLC
Phone 970.963.4873

Salt Lake City, UT, March 22, 2007 — Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., a world leader in climbing and skiing gear and manufacturing, celebrated St. Pat’s weekend in the Wasatch mountains under sunny blue skies with a host of events for the avid adventurer/skier.

The 5th annual PowderKeg race hosted alpine touring (AT) and telemark skiers in two divisions, Race and Recreational, on Saturday March 17 and served as a qualifier for the United States Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA) National Team.

“We changed some elements in the PowderKeg this year and expanded the event to a weekend of activities to meet growing demand,” explains Colleen Graham Nipkow, Black Diamond’s PowderKeg Organizer. “The PowderKeg course changed, becoming more technical, and bringing the finish back to Alta was a great success. Also, the addition of the fun and festive relay and the Wildlands film component made it a great spring weekend for all…”

Read the entire article on Black Diamond’s 5th Annual Wasatch PowderKeg Race Results

Published by Jesse on 21 Mar 2007

20% Off at through March

We’ve had several good eBags promotions to share lately. Here was the last from February 25th: 20% Off eBags – Today ONLY

Seems like it was a killer deal, eh? It was. Well that same deal is back from now through the end of March with a welcome to Spring promotion! It’s pretty straightforward. Fill your cart and save 20% on your order.

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Important: You must click the link below to redeem this savings.

20% Off on Your Entire Order at – Offer Ends March 28th

Published by Jesse on 21 Mar 2007

Merchant Categories for OGEBlog?

Quick post to pose a question for ya’ll. If there actually is a ‘ya’ll’ out there I’ll be thrilled. Even if you’re our sole reader, please…let us know what you think (Email or leave a comment on this post).

Should we include merchant categories on the OGEBlog? Merchant promotions, featured product groups (check out Fleece Jackets for example) and their related outdoor industry news are just a few themes that we could tag for one of the OGE Merchants (60+).

In fact I’m going to go ahead and post a killer coupon for the rest of March next and build the first merchant category. So that’s that!

Published by Jesse on 19 Mar 2007

Onno Wieringa Podcast Now Live on AltaCam

Here’s a good interview from the AltaCam Podcast series. The General Manager of Alta Ski Lifts Onno Wieringa sits down to talk shop on a powder day with Johnny B. Johnny asks a lot of questions that locals skiers in the Wasatch care about. This is a great addition to the ‘Personalities of Alta’ featured on AltaCam site. With Onno and crew, we’re lucky to have the resort management we do in Alta. Impressive journalistic work by JB! This is a good informative transcript and MP3 so download, site back and enjoy…

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Listen to Podcast or Read Transcript | DIGG That Shizzle

Published by Jesse on 19 Mar 2007

Closeouts from The North Face outdoors (site) just dropped a sales bomb! This is a March promo update from them (keep up to date on ALL Altrec promos and their deal of the day offer through the Altrec program detail page at OGE). Altrec just received a huge shipment of North Face Closeouts – discontinued colors and styles at deep discount. Yes these items are discounted, yes they’re authenticate The North Face apparel and yes they’re likely the lowest prices you’ll ever find online for new TNF gear.

Here are the details of this Spring 2007 North Face Promotion

  • 200+ North Face Styles and Discontinued colors on sale
  • No Coupon Needed
  • Prices good until they sell out

Please note that this sale is on select styles and colors. You must click banner below to redeem savings. There you will find all included sale items.

Published by Jesse on 15 Mar 2007

Brian Lopes Autographed Fork

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Win a Brian Lopes Autographed Marzocchi Fork

Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 2007 – It’s giveaway time again here at, the leading cycling internet mail order company. This time we have partnered with Marzocchi USA, one of the leading manufacturers of suspension forks and shocks, to give our valued customers the opportunity to win a 2007 Marzocchi 4X World Cup fork, autographed by no one other than Mr. Brian Lopes himself.

Brian Lopes, one of the most successful mountain bike racers in the world, agreed to personally autograph this one-of-a-kind Marzocchi 4X World Cup fork, the same one that he uses on his own 4X bike. And we at are going to give it away to one lucky winner. This contest starts on March 15th and runs through March 31st.

To enter, all you have to do is follow this link to and click on the link to review the Rules and Regulations for the Giveaway and then enter your valid e-mail address into the sign-up box. Click on the submit button to have your e-mail address entered for a chance to win – it doesn’t get much easier than that!

Published by Jesse on 10 Mar 2007

Pro Board Shop Burton Sale

Mike from just sent us an email about an end of season Burton sale that started today. As you all know, the end of one snowboard season is the perfect time to stock up for the next season. Here are the exact contents of this promotional email…meant for your eyes:


I hope you all are doing well and looking forward to the Spring thaw. I just wanted to let everybody know that we just started an end of season sale for all 2007 Burton products. Check it out! The sale begins today, and epires May 9th, or until supplies last. As always, free shipping on orders over $50, as well as free $80 sunglasses for every board purchase.


Michael Schaeffer

Yo, this here email was writiten just for you so grab your gear now before they run out of the goods. In order to redeem the killer savings and free shades you must click the banner below.

Published by Jesse on 07 Mar 2007

Save 25% On SALE ITEMS Outdoors just sent us an email about a killer 48 hour promotion where you can save 25% on top brand gear that’s ALREADY ON SALE. You have to act fast, though. This deal is only valid until Friday at 10AM PST. Here are the exact content of the email that just hit the Outdoor Gear Engine inbox:

Offer your customers an extra 25% off Sale Goods for the next 48 hours. We have a ton of product already on sale and we need to get it out the door to make room for spring and summer product. Act quickly and you will feel it in your commission check.

Details of the promotion:

  • Use Coupon Code Lucky25
  • 25% Off already on sale gear and clothing
  • Expires Friday at 10am PST

Important: You click the banner below to redeem these killer savings.

Published by Jesse on 05 Mar 2007

Youth Tele Pow Wow

Park City Telemark would like to announce an all-day telemark clinic for local youth. The “Tele Pow Wow” will be held at The Canyons on March 11th. The clinic is geared towards confident alpine skiers and snowboarders in grades six through nine, and telemark skiers of all abilities.

Cost is $50, and includes all day coaching from established telemark instructors and professional athletes. Cost does not include lift ticket, lunch, or telemark gear rentals. Youth and small-size telemark ski and boot rentals are available in limited quantities at White Pine Touring, Wasatch Touring, Kirkham’s, Wild Rose, and REI. There will be beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups. Space is limited to a maximum of 24 kids, so participants are encouraged to sign up early at the Park City Telemark website (link above in this post). The Tele Pow Wow kicks off the recruiting drive for the 2007-08 Youth Tele Tribe, a new youth winter sports organization. Watch the new website for more information.

Questions about the Tele Pow Wow, Youth Tele Tribe, and PC Telemark should be directed to Mike Sharp at 435-940-0590 or 435-640-2727, or

Published by Jesse on 03 Mar 2007

Save Huge on Bike Parts

Have you ever heard of If you’re a mountain or road biker it’s very likely you have. They offer literally thousands of top brand cycling components, apparel, frames and even complete bikes. We received an email just last week about their new Affiliate program that just kicked off with AvantLink. The fact that they are such a brand force, combined with their up to 80% off savings on bike gear and apparel, is music to OGE‘s ears! Spring is just about here. We’re going to be pedaling our bikes before we know it…so GEAR UP now!

To redeem the killer savings offered by Price Point click on the banner below and shop away!