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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Holiday Skiing. Just add more alcohol?

Every ski resort seems to have specials most days on and off the slopes. There's even more specials around holiday time, Hallmark holidays included. Of course St. Patrick's Day is no exception with lift tickets and drink specials.  For instance, America's Family Resort of Smugglers' Notch in Vermont is offering discounted lift tickets today. Wear green and adults can ski all day for $39, kids for $29. Acclaimed Squaw Valley in Tahoe, CA has specials and more importantly, Lenny The Leprechaun rocking the slopes!  If you are lucky to see Lenny, he'll give you a prize out of his gold pot. Now, that may sound suspicious but indeed fun.

Catch that edge, Lenny! (Photo courtesy of

We all know skiers and snowboarders don't need a holiday to do celebratory damage pre/during/après-ski. Snow enthusiasts have been witnessed drinking beer and doing shots starting at 10AM.  Like something's new for St. Patrick's Day?  Well as the Irish Pubs open at 6AM today, the bars on mountains still open at 10AM (probably a good thing). Regardless, mountain lovers party hard all the time. Is doing car bombs at the Steeps Bar of McCoy Station on Mammoth Mountain different today? Sure, because today they are "lucky" car bombs. Let's just hope everyone remains safe out there and no one turns the lovely white snow into green stains of upchuck. 

But really, keep it safe. You'd think there would be major reports of snow lovers getting overly wasted in high altitudes and causing problems on a day-to-day basis, but au contraire. Are they just used to it?  What about the slopes first-timers? Skiers should teach the sloppy drunks today a lesson.

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