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Chasin’ Sun N’ SnowMakin’
MLK Weekend AheadHello Skiers and Riders!

Sure, we’d all like to have some fresh POW for MLK weekend. Of course you gotta share that with 10,000 of your closest friends, starting with the commute up to Tahoe, which could take a light year, so you’d better have a stasis unit for those kids in the back, or you’re gonna go nuts.

However….you lucky ski/ride hounds, we don’t have that! What we have is excellent groomed slopes, (where they make snow) plenty of sun, and for a holiday, it will almost feel like you’ve been adopted by Bill Gates, and he’s rented out the entire resort for you and your crew this weekend.

I think Kevin “Coop” Cooper, the heart and soul of Kirkwood. put skiing MLK best in his Kirkwood Holiday Report. In fact it was so good, I copied and included in the newsletter.

*Parks Are Blowing Up!
If you’re into parks, or want to give them a shot, now’s your chance! Northstar opened their Super-pipe, Heavenly is opening High Roller, Boreal, of course has it in full operation and there’s more.

*Sports Basement
Get Your RENTALS CHEAP rom Sports Basement, sliders!
$25 gets you everything you need!
Don’t forget tickets as well!
http://community.sportsbasement.com/rentals/snow/#sthash.JO1e8srC.dpuf

*Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe MLK Blowout Ticket Deal!
Mt Rose is offering three days for the price of two over the holiday weekend, and there are plenty of deals to chew on dear readers. Scan Down!

*Scoop From Saint Coop
“It’s time to sharpen up the skills @the Wood, Conditions are firm in the morning, softening throughout the day… Its tune time and also a great time to practice your skills in firm conditions.

Step #1 take your gear in and get a tune, after a great holiday run of riding (personally 25 days so far this season) it is time to take the sleds in for a sharpen and a wax… I like a .5 base with a 2. side, hydrocarbon “all temp” wax…

If you’ve a few flesh wounds to the base it’s a good time to have them filled so ensure the techs are giving you the “full tune”…

Now you’re ready to get your “Clem Smith” (World Carving Champion) groove on… If you’re a bit timid on firm pack, take a lesson, when the snow is firm in the AM it the best as you can really tell if you are connecting with the snow or carving, once you’ve become confident it’s time to let ’m run… @KirkwoodMtn we have or I should say we are grooming 31 runs each night from Beginner to Advance terrain with a few high angle grooms for those of you that are adventurous…

This is the time each year (not my first rodeo) that we have the Jan thaw, the February slips in and we are in the zone… No practice, couched out? Not good, keep get’n out each day, practice, push, play and you’ll be in damn skippy shape once Mother Nature opens the storm door and we’re ‪#‎KirkwoodDeep‬ ripping cold smoke POW.”

*POW?
Not this week, not next week, unless we have a pretty good change in the forecast. The storms are out there, they are getting pushed north. That doesn’t mean we couldn’t have some snow, as these storms brush past. The first real chance for snow is likely the first of February. For those who have been around for the last couple of years, this seems to be the pattern. January thaw, then it comes on in February.

*MLK Deal Alert!
Book today for the MLK Weekend Bonus
Ski 3 Days for the Price of 2
Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe is Tahoe’s Highest Base Resort ensuring the best conditions at the Lake. Come spend MLK weekend on our superior snow… and to make the weekend even sweeter, you can get three consecutive days of skiing and snowboarding for the price of a two day ticket. That is a savings of up to 30% on the window rate.
Buy your lift tickets today for either of the three day options:
Jan 16-18 Friday – Sunday
Jan 17-19 Saturday – Monday
http://www.skirose.com

*There’s More From Rose
(Check The Regular Section For Rose Below)

*Sugar Bowl Concert!
Great Groomed Conditions and Events, Plus TURKUAZ on Sunday Night at Judah!
Join Sugar Bowl this MLK weekend for fun skiing & riding and lots of activities and programs including Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month specials, Demo Days in the Village for both alpine and cross country, Backcountry Adventure Center programs, and a special concert with the Brooklyn power funk band, Turkuaz, at the Judah Lodge at 9 p.m. this Sunday night! Buy your tickets here or at the door for $20. There’s still a few rooms at the Lodge, so book your Sugar Bowl MLK weekend escape today.
http://www.sugarbowl.com

*Sugar Bowl
Come out on Jan. 17th for a Ski Demo Day in the Village. Talk to the reps and test skis from 4 different brands, and pick out the best ski that fits you. All demo skis models will be available for purchase in Village Ski & Sports retail shop.

Save big $$ on lift tickets, rentals, and lessons when you bring up a group of 20+ people! For more info, and to sign up your group today, go to http://www.sugarbowl.com/groups

*Sugar Bowl! The Legacy!
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*Oh….did I mention we’re giving away a few Squaw/Alpine tickets this week? Yeah! Check down below to see if you’re ski/riding two of the best resorts on the planet, courtesy of Squaw/Alpine and SOTC.

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Get $20 Off Your Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood Ticket With SB Gift Card!
*Kirkwood
Mild temperatures, bluebird skies & light winds on tap for today with some some cloud cover moving in this afternoon. We will have 10 lifts at 9am accessing 30 freshly groomed runs, 3 of which received that nice High Angle Grooming with the winch CAT last night. Temps didn’t drop below 28 degrees last night so those groomers should be ready to rip early today. For anyone wanting to practice their jibnastics we have two terrain parks, Bandit and Outlaw, with 18 total features.*Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood
BEST-PRICE-ON-TICKETS
Bypass Lift Ticket Lines: Kirkwood, Northstar, Heavenly
Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood offer up to 25 percent savings on advanced purchase lift tickets this season via the new EpicDay Lift Tickets platform, now available across all Vail Resorts.

Tickets can be purchased through an easy-to-use online and mobile sitehttp://www.snow.com/epicday, and picked up at a designated EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up lane at each resort. Once the ticket is picked up, guests can keep their ticket and load it with more days online, avoiding a return trip to the ticket window.

EpicDay Lift Tickets rewards advanced planning, even if the purchase is made while walking up to the resort, with more savings and less time spent in the ticket line.
http://www.skiheavenly.com

Heavenly from a groomer’s view
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*Northstar, Cali
Northstar, Cali Opens Super Pipe!
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http://www.northstarcalifornia.com

*Learn to Ski & Ride Month
Northstar lives up to its reputation as the best resort for families through its ski and snowboard programs for kids age three through 12.

Receive a $20 savings per day with advanced reservations of three consecutive days of kids’ group lessons, Kids’ Ultimate 4 semi-private instruction (maximum of four students per class) or children’s snowboard instruction at the world’s only Burton Academy. Guests who reserve more than three consecutive days receive a commemorative gift bag and individualized concierge services.

*Lodging Offers throughout January
Mid-Winter Escape offers twenty percent nightly savings on lodging at Northstar – including studio, one-, two, and three-bedroom condominiums. Valid throughout Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with the exception of Jan. 16 – 18, 2015, Mid-Winter Escape offers flexibility to reserve any number of nights for any number of guests. Reservations can be made at NorthstarCalifornia.com/WinterEscape or by dialing 800.GO.NORTH.

Stay 3 or more nights at the Grand Lodge at Big Springs before 1/30/2015 and receive 2 free lift tickets for Northstar…. Guests must mention “Cool Deals” at the time of booking. Not valid with any existing reservations.

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*Squaw Valley
Passholder 30% off Half Day Private LessonPassholders receive 30% off half day private lessons. Call 800-403-0206 to make a reservation in order to receive discount. Not valid: December 20, 2014- January 4, 2015; January 17-19, 2015; February 14-22, 2015.

$39 Beginner Lift Ticket
Access SnoVentures beginner area at Squaw Valley and Subway/Meadow chairlifts at Alpine Meadows for just $39. Valid for beginner skiers and snowboarders only ages 5+.

Get a Tahoe Super 4-Pack
$329 for 4 lift tickets valid any four days this season, no blackout dates. That’s less than $83 a day
http://squawalpine.com/tickets-passes/lift-ticket-packs/tahoe-super-4

Where will you stay? Slopeside at The Village at Squaw Valley. It’s the ultimate in convenience. Shop, Dine and Ski right from your doorstep.

*Stay midweek from $170/night
http://squawalpine.com/lodging/midweek-lodging

*Squaw Valley – 40 Years, Season Pass Holder
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*Mt. Rose
And they’re gonna spice up your weekend even more! Not only will the hill be alive with music from DJs and live bands, but all guests on the mountain will be entered to win over 25 key items in our daily giveaways both on Saturday & Sunday. We’re showcasing the town we know and love with gift certificates to signature Reno restaurants & family attractions, as well as Mt. Rose goodies including private lessons, gift cards, logo wear, etc.

Lodging and Lift Ticket Packages Starting at $95 Per Person
Mt. Rose continues to offer incredible value for those taking ski vacations, with Stay & Ski packages available in Reno, South Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe starting at $95 per person, per night. Some restrictions apply.

For more information about Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, visit www.skirose.com, follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountRoseSkiTahoe, or on Instagram @mtroseskitahoe.

*Diamond Peak
Have a season pass at another ski resort? Bring Your Other Pass (BYOP)! Show your 2014/2015 season pass from any other ski resort and ski for only $35 at Diamond Peak ($45 holidays). Switch it up for a couple days and you’ll realize just how much Diamond Peak has to offer with less crowds, close parking and affordable prices.

Take turns watching the kids with the Interchangeable Parent’s Pass. $64 ($69 holidays) valid all day, any day.

If you’re not quite ready to go to the top of the mountain, take it easy with the $29 Beginner Pass, good for the Lodgepole and Schoolhouse lifts. $39 Holiday Periods.

Now that airlines charge anywhere from $25 – $75 to bring your luggage, why pay extra for your ski and snowboard equipment when you can rent from us? Get 50% off a standard rental package when you show your airline boarding pass and take out the hassle of flying with your ski equipment.

Active military personnel receives free lift tickets midweek, non-holiday ($54 weekends/holidays). $54 lift tickets available any time for dependents or Retired Military. Present ID at time of purchase.

Get a free lift ticket on your birthday! Does your birthday fall outside of the ski season? Then celebrate your UnBirthday with us by getting a free ticket on March 27th.

Break up your work day with a ski or ride break! Lunch like a Local includes a $25 lift ticket valid from 11am-1pm Monday-Friday, non-holiday and a $10 food voucher. Purchase at any ticket window.

Holiday Periods: December 22, 2014-January 3, 2015; January 17-18, 2015; February 14-22, 2015.

Sierra at Tahoe Offer Great Values For Our Crew!
*Sierra-at-Tahoe
3-PAK Lift Tickets are valid any day with no holiday or weekend blackout dates all season long. The Sierra-at-Tahoe 3-PAK offers savings compared to buying single day lift tickets. The 3-PAK Lift Ticket is one lift ticket valid any three days during the season. Non-transferable.
Adults – $63/day | Young Adult – $59/day | Child – $29/day
Senior – $48/day | Super Senior – $29/day | Child (under 4) – FREEhttp://www.sierratahoe.com*Tahoe Donner Downhill
Tickets are just an amazing bargain at Tahoe Donner!

Day Tickets Adult (18-59) (13-17) (7-12/60-69)
All Day $47 $42 $22
Half Day $39 $34 $16
Two Day $90 $80 $40

Parent Interchangeable* $47 N/A N/A

Become a fan of Tahoe Donner Downhill on Facebook or follow on Twitter and receive deals every Wednesday during non-holiday periods.

Mid-week discounts for all students, valid on Tuesdays – Thursdays throughout the 2014/15 season. Offer valid during non-holiday periods only. Bring your Student ID. Children $13 and adults $23.

Moms and Dads, bring your under 13-year-old skier to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area for a day of skiing and receive a complimentary all-day lift ticket for yourself. Get a great deal for your child and you ski for free.
(Excludes holiday periods.)
http://www.tahoedonner.com

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*Boreal
$15 FRIDAYS
Start the weekend early! On Fridays, come up to Boreal Mountain Resort to take advantage of $15 lift tickets. Ski and ride from 9:00am – 9:00pm, enjoying the area’s closest ski resort. Available for only College students and active duty military. Must have valid I.D.3-PACK
Not getting a season pass this year? Lock in your lift tickets now at an incredible price. Score (3) 1-day lift tickets for only $109 that can be used from 9:00am – 9:00pm until April 12, 2015. We have two options depending on whether you plan on skiing and snowboarding during our Holiday* periods or not. This is a non-transferable product and all three lift tickets must be used by the same individual.

Make it a great and safe week, sliders!

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Kevin Tinto
Editor-in-Chief
Slidingonthecheap.com

Ting Wang
Tahoe Editor

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