Archive | March, 2012

Liftopia Deals for Play Hooky Week Sale

7 Mar
The ski season got off to a slow start and many skiers and riders have not gotten in as many good days as they had hoped. Now that there is ample snow coverage in most parts of the country, Liftopia – the largest online and mobile marketplace for discounted lift tickets and other mountain activities – kicked off a Play Hooky Week sale on Tuesday, Feb. 28, with savings up to 83% for mid-week lift tickets at 111 resorts across the country. The deals are valid from Monday,March 5 to Friday, March 9.
 
Below are examples of deals available (please note all prices are based on availability and may sell out):
 
Colorado
  • Save 49% at Loveland with single day lift tickets starting at $29.99
  • Enjoy Copper Mountain with single day lift tickets starting at $60.99 – a savings of 41%
 
Utah
  • Hit up Snowbasin with single day lift tickets starting at $49.99, a 31% savings
  • Take advantage of the Canyons Lift Ticket Screamin Deal with prices starting at $73.99 – that’s 23% off single day tickets
 
New England
  • Single day lift tickets at Waterville Valley start at $35 for a savings of 44%
  • Ski or board Okemo for 36% off with single day tickets starting at $49
  • Save 31% at Killington with single day lift tickets starting at $111.99
 
California
  • Single day lift tickets at Kirkwood start at $49.99 for a savings of 37%
  • Enjoy Sierra-at-Tahoe with 38% off single day lift tickets, starting at $45.99
 
Midwest
  • Save 66% at Michigan’s Crystal Mountain with prices on single day lift tickets starting at $17
 
Other Regions
  • Enjoy 66% off at Mountain Creek in New Jersey with prices starting at $22 for single day lift tickets
  • Ski or board at Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico with 50% off a two-day pass starting at $63.99
  • Score 46% off single day lift tickets at New York’s Whiteface with prices starting at $42.99
  • Save 41% at Washington’s Mission Ridge with single day lift tickets starting at $29.99
  • Enjoy Pennsylvania’s Camelback with single day lift tickets starting at $33.99, a savings of 31%
  • Hit up Revelstoke in British Columbia for 26% savings on single day lift tickets, starting at $54.89
  • Single day lift tickets at Idaho’s Sun Valley start at $69.99 for a 21% savings
 
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South Lake Tahoe—the skiing’s great!

7 Mar

Well, see, last night I spent quite some time talking with the DJ who had a see-through 42-inch touch-sensitive soundboard to do anything he wanted with the music on the computer. He’d been told we were a grey-haired crowd and to play accordingly. He did. We talked sound & noise in general, the trouble as we age with discriminating conversations. Toward the end he said, Y’know, I really don’t like cell phones much, but there’s this one thing every dj ought to have. He pulled up an app on his phone and it was a decibel meter! He checks his speakers with it just to double check his sense. I was stoked, always having wanted a decibel meter since I’d produced a half-hour show on noise pollution at the station.

The meter is a free app and now I have one. And that gets me to telling you all you care to know about tonight’s dinner: the needle was pinned to the red zone, quite above 100db. The bus with chains on was close to 80, we figure because of the low rumble.

Anyway, I love my new toy and social commentator…It was so nice that a bus was to take one of our cancer survivors back to the hotel right after dinner tonight instead of waiting another hour & the hostess asked if anyone wanted to go with him. Damned near filled the bus…

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