Mount Hood Ski Bowl was a blast! The weekend was packed full of fundraising teams that competed in the annual Hope on the Slopes run by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer patients.
Mount Hood Ski Bowl dates back to opening in 1928, making it one of the oldest ski resorts in the country. It has fantastic views of one of Oregon’s highest peaks, Mount Hood(11,239 ft). Take advantage of the many possibilities Mount Hood Ski Bowl has to offer including a full range of night skiing.
Nevado travelled to Crystal Mountain in WA for a Sunday drive…we found out that Crystal received almost 11 feet of snow since March 1st and Nevado was right in the thick of it. We travelled from Ski Bowl to Crystal Mtn only to encounter that almost 500 inches of snow had fallen since their season began. Crystal is considered as “the Northwest jewel” bordering the Northeast corner of Mt. Rainier National Park. You’ll find 2,600 acres of gentle groomers to challenging glades, bowls, steep runs and of course a vast territory of backcountry trekking. Check ‘em out Northwest!
Nevado truly fits customers from head to toe and Bearpaw finishes out the footwear department with providing warm feet for team members and customers. They have a wonderful variety of classic boots, shoes and slippers for all sizes and shapes. Bearpaw only uses the highest quality of natural furs and real genuine sheepskin.
Little Hotties hand and toe warmers are also a blessing in disguise on cold and damp days. Many team members were out skiing the 24 hour run and had cold hands and toes. Luckily Nevado was able to provide not only warmth to hands and toes but also had safety traction devices from Yaktrax for onlookers, ski patrol and mountain employees. Year after year general managers ask us about getting Yaktrax because they want to keep their employees safe in the parking lot and while tending to customers both on and off the slopes. SkiTrax from Yaktrax is also another big hit that protects your ski boots while getting around the lodge, parking lot, and lift area. Sofsole insoles provide a personalized fit so that your feet can me comfortable for everyday wear and tear. Having the correct arch support is also key to when buying something that you want for stability and support. The gel technology helps SofSole insoles mold to your feet. Stop by and stand on the FIT ID pad to see what kind of arch you have.
Customers who returned after an hour demo said that the “razor-cut” sidecut on the RAMP skis gave an incredible edge grip on the slopes. We had a lot more snowboarders trying the RAMP Tumbleweed snowboard because word is out that this board has a zero camber with a rocker tip and tail. This board does everything for in and out of bounds…it floats in the powder, rips through the groomers and fly’s big air in the park.
We had customers asking about the differences between the GOPRO HD and the new GOPRO HD2. The waterproof housing was taken on the slope through a snow gun blast and proved to protect the camera.
We were able to demonstrate how good CAMP CHEF makes food taste, especially in the smoker. We had customers come in from the parking lot smelling the steam and wood chips cooking a pork roast and chicken wings.
The INDO board demonstrations were very popular within the demo site. We had several customers ask about how it helped with balance and stability. We challenged people to try to stay on the boards as long as possible without touching the ground. One customer stayed on the INDO board for over 10 minutes.
The demo team members were in training Friday night and learned about the several sunglass styles and goggles made by NATIVE EYEWEAR. We had a customer who bought some Native goggles a few years ago and she stated that she had some trouble changing out the lens system. One of our team members showed this customer the newer “LocJaw” interchangeable system by demonstrating to her how quickly and efficiently she can change out the lens and she was fully impressed by that.
While skiing with another customer Brenda noticed on the slope that the NTN binding was present on another skier so she talked to them about trying the Crispi EVO boot we had in stock. The customer was impressed by the thermo-moldable liner that we cooked up for him. He said that this boot felt a lot better now that we put the liner through the heating process. He mentioned that he didn’t have that done before and noticed a big difference.
Customers were especially interested in the Liquid Image Summit Series HD Video snow goggles that record your descent with a tiny, integrated video camera centered above the lens of the goggle. This goggle features an integrated, wide-angle (136°) lens that shoots 720p HD video at a rate of 30 frames per sec. and is a 5 megapixel camera. It comes with a lot of accessories that you would normally need to buy. Here’s what they are: a rechargeable lithium ion battery offering 1.5 – 2 hrs. of run time in the HD video mode, a 4GB SD card that can support up to 32GB SD card (32GB SD card not included), a
fixed focus (3.93 ft./1.2m) glass lens offering sharp still images and smooth, clear video; aperture is f/3.2 for high performance in low light, a USB cable, compatible with Windows® XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 10.4 or above, no software required,a durable polycarbonate goggle lens that resists impact, fog and scratches, and gives you venting between lenses to reduce fogging, a 4-layer face foam for an unusually comfortable fit, an ionized copper lens offering 25% visible light transmission (VLT), suitable for bright days, also
Included is an interchangeable amber lens offering 35% VLT which is suitable for overcast days and last but not least a microfiber storage bag…wow now that’s a lot of accessories.
Next week Nevado will be heading south for a change to Mount Ashland and Mount Shasta. Come ride or ski with us for free, just bring a license or a credit card and we’ll set you up from head to toe!