Archive for February, 2009

Published by Jesse on 13 Feb 2009

Backcountry Semi Annual Winter Sale

YES we can already see Spring on the horizon, but NO it’s not a bad time to gear up for winter weather. Like a lot of other outdoor stores out there right now, Backcountry is having their big winter sale of the year. In fact they are using word’s like “…and boasts to be our biggest sale EVER” in the mailer. Here is the lowdown:

From 2/13 to 3/2 close to 90% of the entire inventory will be on sale with discounts as high as 70% off. Top selling categories like Women’s Fleece Jackets will feature items from Mountain Hardwear, Arc’teryx, Patagonia and The North Face at up to 40% off. Goggles from Oakley, Anon, Dragon and Electric to name a few are discounted up to 70% off. That’s just a teaser of the sick deals customers will find, check it out for yourself…

Activate your savings by clicking the banner below, then shop away. Mark downs automatically apply at checkout.


Published by Jesse on 12 Feb 2009

Check Out the NEW EpicSki
February 10th, 2009 – Bozeman, Montana –, the largest, most active skiing community online, has partnered with San Francisco company in a complete re-launch of the Internet’s home for dedicated skiers.

After nearly a decade and more than one MILLION posts from their skiing community, EpicSki has taken an important step in securing its place in the future of ski-media online.

One component of the new site launch is the “I’d Rather be EpicSkiing” contest. EpicSki is providing three pairs of lift tickets to Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Resorts, Deer Valley, and Squaw Valley as well as two $100 gift certificates to partner to winners who contribute the best quality review content on site.

So what exactly has changed in the re-launched site?

  • A new look and feel: From a revamped logo to complete layout redesign of the site, EpicSki now has a fresh appearance to usher their community into the future and attract a broader audience, while providing a consistent experience and new features designed for the current loyal user base.
  • Upgraded Discussion Forums: The new forums feature a modern interface and easy access to other relevant content from across the site to improve accessibility for users on site for the first time.
  • Fully integrated wiki infrastructure: Deep, skiing-related content that previously spanned hundreds of conversational posts can be consolidated into informational articles that existing and new users collaborate on to ensure each piece stays up-to-date.
  • Robust Product Review Functionality: EpicSki already boasts one of the largest communities of knowledgeable skiers online. Now the members have a structured means to share what they think of the gear they use and the resorts where they ski.

Visit the new…

Published by Jesse on 12 Feb 2009

Masseys Outfitters Winter Clearance

Similar sale details to the last post from 800-SKI-SHOP. Find huge savings on winter gear right now from Masseys Outfitters.. Click banner below to get started.

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Published by Jesse on 12 Feb 2009

800-SKI-SHOP Winter Clearance

Winter gear sales are coming in from everywhere this time of the year. All the major retailers look to clear space for warm weather inventory. Stay tuned for more, there are some biggies coming. But here is the latest notification we just got from Masseys Outfitters…this is for their specialty ski site

Huge Winter Clearance Sale with savings of at least 30-50%…

Click the banner below and shop away. You’ll find killer savings on ski gear and apparel.

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Published by Jesse on 11 Feb 2009

Sierra Designs wins “Gearzy” Award

For Immediate Release
Scott Kaier
Pale Morning Media

BOULDER, CO, February 6, 2009 – The people have spoken. Sierra Designs was named favorite tent manufacturer in’s first-ever Gearzy Awards!

“We are thrilled that our tents were voted most popular,” says Sue Edmiston. “We always strive to make the highest quality Sierra Designs tents for a wide range of outdoor pursuits, and it’s encouraging to know our efforts are recognized.”

Founded in 1965, Sierra Designs has been a leader in tent innovation for over 40 years designing tents to compliment a wide variety of outdoor activities from mountaineering, to family camping., a social networking site for outdoor enthusiasts, nominated a variety of outdoor gear manufacturers, and voters were then encouraged to choose their favorites. Click here or on the link in our sidebar to visit the Outdoorzy Blog.

Read full article…

Published by Jesse on 10 Feb 2009

Patagonia Winterfest Sale

Damn. LOOK at this email we got today, direct from… They want us to tell you..

We are happy to announce our annual Winterfest Sale from February 10-February 19. Starting today, save 40-60% on select Patagonia products. Pick up great gear for the snowy months ahead or take care of next year’s holiday shopping while prices are right.

Click the banner below and shop away. Act fast to be sure you get the size/color you need/want.

See all Patagonia Deals…

Published by Jesse on 06 Feb 2009

Alta Skier Podcast

Just an FYI for ya’ll. For a couple of winters now the crew at AltaCam has been publishing exclusive interviews with known Alta Ski Area personalities. The Alta locals are a passionate bunch. And in many of the MP3 Podcasts from AltaCam interviewer Johnny B is perfectly at home talking to a long time friends. Here are a few of our favorites…

Listen to all the interviews and read the transcripts available exclusively on

Published by Jesse on 06 Feb 2009

Coupon Codes from just informed us that they are offering an extension on some of their most popular coupon codes from the holiday season. Here are the specifics. Note these codes will remain valid until June 1, 2009. Just click the links below to get started…


Published by Jesse on 05 Feb 2009

Rock/ Retailer of the Year!


Mark McKnight

Chattanooga, TN, February 5th 2009Rock/Creek owners (Marvin Webb & Dawson Wheeler) returned from this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, UT with a presigious honor: Online Retailer of the Year, a new award from Backpacker Magazine and SNEWS. Out of 100 customer generated nominations, ten finalists were selected, six of which won an award in a select category. Judges cited Rock/Creek’s clean design, helpful customer service and live chat representatives as contributing to their selection of the company for Best Online Retailer.

Rock/Creek is a locally-owned, independent outdoor retailer with over two decades of experience in Chattanooga. Webb and Wheeler, both Signal Mountain residents, have spent 21 years growing the outdoor sports they love. They have been in business online for over ten of those 21 years.

Dawson Wheeler explains the significance of their award: “We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts on the web. We’ve always challenged ourselves to give customers the same high-quality experience they expect from the gear experts in our walk-in stores. I think this award validates those efforts, and reminds us all of the viability of outdoor specialty on the Internet.”

Rock/Creek was also named to the Outdoor Business Magazine “Top 25 Retailers” list for 2008 and 2009.

Click Here for event photos. Congrats Rock/Creek!

Published by Jesse on 05 Feb 2009

Daily Gear Deals & ODAT

So what do you think of the new blog theme? It’s still a work in progress. And you can rest assured knowing that we have mad plans 😉

One of the newest features of the updated OGEBlog is the Daily Gear Deals page. That page just posted this morning. This area of OGEblog has a list of “Daily Deal” or “One Deal At a Time” (ODAT) offers from several of the top retailers on the web including and REI. The coolest thing about each of these offers is that you can subscribe to their respective RSS feeds, effectively getting the hugely discounted product info & price delivered to you (instead of coming here to see the latest deals, not that we don’t want you here but let’s be reasonable).

At any rate, check out the new Daily Gear Deals page. It’s linked up from the main navigation on top of the page, and above in this post. Once you click on a specific store name you’ll see the up-to-the-minute current deal and an RSS subscription option. Learn more about RSS feeds here..

Happy discount shopping from…

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