Skiing and Snowboarding

Cheap lift tickets

Posted by Mike Brittain on January 31, 2008
Skiing and Snowboarding, WWW / 3 Comments

A friend pointed me at Liftopia, a site that allows you to buy discounted lift tickets for many ski areas around the country. Unfortunately, most of my regular spots are not on here. Still, it’s worth a look.

Still Some Snow Left Out There

Posted by Mike Brittain on May 03, 2006
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It may not seem like ski season, but I was testing out my mobile snow reports application again tonight to find the likes of A-Basin and Snowbird are still reporting nice, spring conditions:

New Snow: 0"
Base: 133"
Surface: Spring Conds.
Open: 71% (60 trails, 4 lifts)

Not too bad for May. I think I could deal with that…

Snow Conditions on Your Mobile Phone

Posted by Mike Brittain on February 27, 2006
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I’m launching a preview release of a new service I’ve been kicking around for the last few weeks. allows you to get snow reports delivered to your cell phone. To check the daily snow conditions for your favorite ski resort, send a message from your phone to the email address listed at For example, try it out by sending the message: “Vail”. What you’ll get back a report with the amount of new snow, the current base, snow surface conditions, and percentage of terrain that is open.

When you get back from the slopes, let me know how it worked out!

Returning from Baldface Lodge

Posted by Mike Brittain on January 29, 2006
Skiing and Snowboarding, Videos / 6 Comments

I just returned from my annual snowcat skiing trip in British Columbia. The snow was insane. Chi-Chi was able to join us this year at Baldface, hanging out on the snowcat, hiking, and relaxing at the lodge. I met a fantastic group of skiers and snowboarders from New York, Connecticut, California, and Hawaii.

I have posted some photos and video from the trip for your enjoyment… or maybe just mine.


Posted by Mike Brittain on January 14, 2006
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Last weekend I took my favorite jetBlue flight from New York to Denver over the weekend. I got two days of skiing in at Copper Mountain and Vail. One of the guys along with me was Josh, who displayed some incredible balls in trying to throw a 360 from a small lip that we found in the trees.

Rock an Analog Jump-Suit this Year!

Posted by Mike Brittain on December 31, 2005
Skiing and Snowboarding / 2 Comments

I posted a Analog Jump-Suit on eBay today. As far as I know, it’s the only Burton one-piece listed on eBay in the last few weeks.

Evade those tricky pranksters this year… He who sports the jump-suit gets no wedgies!

Baldface Chalets Ready to Go

Posted by Mike Brittain on December 23, 2005
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Baldface Lodge is reporting on their web site that the new chalets are finished and ready for the arrival of this year’s guests. It’s less than a month, now, that I’ll be headed back up to British Columbia to visit.