|Digital Screens Deliver the Message to Resort Guests |
Digital Signs plus Video
Sports bars and restaurants can entertain their patrons with breathtaking action sports footage and sell the daily special at the same time. Gerry Pallor of RadXSports has videoed action sports for 12 years and uses his professional sports footage to create a sign-based communications environment. The action footage is used to attract attention to the screens and once the viewer is watching, the venue promotes their specials such as foods from the menu, or drawing attention to their catering.
Another separate product for hotels places a channel on their cable system with resort specific information service about the property and surrounding community. Ask about Power Messaging Gerry@RadXSports.com
|Kevin Pearce on The Crash Reel , interviewed by Lauren Teton at HBO|
HBO's documentary "The Crash Reel" tells the story of snowboarder Kevin Pearce's horrific crash on a practice run in preparation for the 2010 Olympics and his struggle to recover from the Tramautic Brain Injury he suffered. This is a moving story of how family, friends and community come together to help a fallen star in great need, and how the wounded star adapts, changes his perspective on life and returns the favor. It's more than an action sports film. I give it 10 stars. Another RadXSports video with Lauren Teton from Snowboard Secrets doing the interview at the HBO Studios in New York. Visit her website http:/www.snowboardsecrets.com . Filmed for RadXSports.
|NEW REPORT TO WARN THAT WINTER TOURISM INDUSTRY IS HEADED DOWNHILL DUE TO WARMER WINTERS|
Climate Change Will Deal Huge Financial Blow to $12.2 Billion Ski and Snowmobile Industry; Consequences for CA, CO, ME, MT, NH, NM, NY, OR, PA, UT, VT and WA to be Highlighted.
December 6, 2012 -WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new analysis conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Protect Our Winters (POW) will detail the devastating economic impact that climate change could have on the U.S. winter tourism industry. The analysis finds that the $12.2 billion ski and snowmobile industry is dependent on heavy and predictable snowfall, and changes in the winter season snowfall have already been felt across the nation and are likely to become even more pronounced with climate change.
The NRDC/POW analysis covers all 38 states involved in the U.S. ski and snowmobile winter tourism industry. During the Thursday news event, experts will discuss the consequences nationwide and for California, Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont and Washington state.
The study aims to help policy makers understand both the ski and snowmobile industry's current economic scale and the potential economic impacts that climate change may cause, as well as the effects the industry is already feeling from reduced snowpack and rising winter temperatures over the last decade. Just this past ski season, 50 percent of ski resorts opened late and 48 percent closed early with every region experiencing a decrease in the days of operation. Winter sports resorts are not the only ones affected by this shift; a reduced and shortened winter season will also hurt the secondary related industries of lodging, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and entertainment.
|Killington is Open! November 2012|
Filmed Novermber 18, 2012. Killington Mountain has snow and is open for skiing and snowboarding. Here's a little taste!
Top to bottom skiing and riding at Killington, with the K-1 Express Gondola and 4 chairlifts open. Beginners should check conditions before making plans, more snow will mean groomed trails and less bumps.
Killington was the first mountain resort in the Northeast to open for the second year in a row, offering season pass and Express Card holders the chance to get on snow on October 13 and 14th this season for "Pass holder Appreciation Weekend."
Killington Trail Report here .
After Hurricane Sandy, Killington Resort is reaching out to skiing/riding community to help neighbors in need. They have created an online auction featuring 2013 winter gear. Make a bid and help those in need. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help begin rebuilding communities.
Video by Lauren Traub Teton, exclusive for www.SnowboardSecrets.TV.
Check out the snowboard archives at SnowboardSecrets.com too for some old school style.
|Rails for Relief: Mount Snow Raises $8,000 to Help Victims of Superstorm Sandy |
November 16, 2012 - Mount Snow, VT - – Hundreds of anxious skiers and riders came to Mount Snow this past weekend to enjoy a pre-season terrain park setup on the resort’s learning hill and also helped raise a total of more than $8,000 from lift ticket sales and donations for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The fundraising event was held a little more than a year after the southern Vermont resort opened the same trail and chairlift in an effort to raise money to help North Star Bowl in nearby Wilmington recover from damages sustained during Tropical Storm Irene. Mount Snow's acclaimed terrain park crew planted more than 15 features for everyone to enjoy, and even kept the features up on Monday and Tuesday for anyone that wanted to hike the pre-season rail garden. Check out the video edit from the weekend at Mount Snow here . The resort plans to open full-time for skiing and riding around Thanksgiving weekend.
|Snowboard World Cup tour loses 2nd Big Air event|
Oct. 3, 2012, 8:44 a.m. EDT
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — The International Ski Federation says organizers have cancelled a Snowboard World Cup scheduled at Stockholm on Nov. 17 "due to economical reasons."
Snowboarders start earning points at World Cups this season to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics in February 2014.
It's the second Big Air event lost from this season's World Cup calendar after the London stop on Oct. 27 was cancelled last month for financial reasons.
FIS says the British and Swedish ski federations hope to return to the World Cup schedule next season.
|U.S. Open moves to Vail, Colorado - WHAT??!|
The Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, at home in Vermont for the past 30 years, are moving to Vail, Colo., in 2013. The change in location was announced Monday by Burton Snowboards and Vail Resorts. After 27 years at Stratton Mountain, Vt., and 30 years in the state, the event will be held Feb. 25-March 3, 2013, at the area of Vail Resort known as Golden Peak.
Read the article on ESPN.
This is very surprising news!
See SnowboardSecrets.com US Open event coverage with photos of your favorite athletes, and text from 2004 to 2007 here
See SnowboardSecrets.TV US Open event coverage with videos of your favorite athletes, and text from 2009 to 2011 here including video favorites:
Scotty Lago interview
"Excuse me, are you Danny Davis??"
Slopestyle Battle 2011 - Willet vs. McMorris
|January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month|
January 5, 2012 - The month of January is an important month for ski resorts across the country. To encourage people to get out in the winter months, Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) is working with resorts to offer ski lesson packages. Online retailers are even giving out gift cards to buy snow gear with proof that the individual took a lesson in the month of January. So be sure to take advantage of great deals during this month and visit the local ski resort. -G.W.
|Gore Mountain Opens Only Halfpipe in the East|
January 5, 2012 - Despite mother nature's uncooperative efforts this winter season, Gore Mountain's new snowmaking machines made up for the lack of snow. With hard work, the resort opened up the only halfpipe available in the east coast. In addition, there are 12 miles of ski runs open to skiers and snowboarders of all levels. - G.W.