El Nino Gives Exclusive Interview to Joel Gratz

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In Case You Missed It: Joel Gratz’s Exclusive Interview With El Nino

We all know know that ‘El Nino’ is Spanish for ‘The Nino’, but what else do we know about this elusive character? Well early Monday morning, Joel Gratz of opnesnow.com got a rare, exclusive interview with El Nino and we’ve got the scoop.

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BREAKING: Vail Lift Lines Visible from Space


Vail Lift Lines Visible from Space, Area to Remain Under Severe Winter Crowd Watch


January 31, 2014 Vail, CO – 1,000-Year Crowd Results in Vail Lift Lines Long Enough to be Visible from Outer Space.

For a brief moment Friday morning, the clouds parted from the massive snow storm hitting the the Colorado Rocky Mountains just long enough for satellite cameras to take a quick shot of Vail Ski Resort and capture the tens of thousands waiting in Vail Resorts’ lift lines.

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Best BEWI Expo Swag Report

BEWI Ski and Snowboard Expo

So, you paid $15 to get into Boston.com Ski and Snowboard Expo this weekend, and it better be worth it. You know you’re going to be able to take advantage of good sales from Colorado Ski and Golf (click here for an extra coupon) and the ski resorts. But let’s address the real issue… Are you going to walk away with some sweet, winter-worthy swag? Here is our Denver Best BEWI Swag Report.

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New Designer Après Ski Wear Available This Nov.

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Double Black Designs Releases New Clothing Line at BEWI Ski and Snowboard Expo 2014

Coming this November, Double Black Designs is releasing a new line of clothing – Après Ski Wear – featuring three designs from Elise Reynolds. The clothing line will debut at the BEWI Ski and Snowboard Expo in Denver November 8-10, 2013, and be available on the online store shortly after. Here are some previews of Elise’s designs.

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Energy Muffins Recipe

Elise and the Muffins (real muffins)

I noticed my breakfasts weren’t quite cutting it for the harsh weather and long runs early in the morning. Also, trying to make first chair doesn’t exactly bode well for having enough time for a huge breakfast. My solution is these super muffins. They are packed full of nutrients and protein and a touch of sweetness to give a little pick-me-up especially with that coveted cup of coffee. So make a batch and grab a couple when you are running out the door up to the mountain.

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Baked meatballs. Keeping you full, happy, and still healthy.

Meatballs From Start to Finish

Ever work up an appetite skiing? Uh…yeah of course! Well this is a take on a classic that will fill you up and pair with a ton of different options. I have some allergies so I tend to modify my recipes to make sure they don’t have any corn or tomato and limit the dairy.

I paired this with a great whole wheat pasta and some pesto (going to be honest here, the pesto is from Costco but it is soooo good). My resident sommelier also paired a great German wine called Meinklang with it and it couldn’t be better. I also couldn’t have a happier man here. So give it a go next time you want a hearty meal and let me know your thoughts.

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Pit-bull Attack of Love

Attack of Dog Love

As you may have learned, we have a very loving pit-bull/lab/boxer mix that is pretty much amazing.  When on a walk, we were able to miraculously capture the beauty of a pit-bull attack of love.  The loving Stella stalked her prey with eyes of passion.  When her victim slipped and fell in the depths of the new powdery snow, she swept in and the tongue came out and the launch into action commenced. If you have ever questioned the personality or amazingness of a pit-bull, think again.

Snow in Vail, Dreams are Happenin’

Pray for Snow

Dreams are coming true, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Matt, Stella and I just moved up to the Vail, Colorado. We wanted to fully embrace the ski culture and snow in a way that we all have wanted to explore (especially Stella). I know it was a rough decision as you can imagine…ha ha.  It has been great settling into our new lives up here.  Although, I have to remember how to get out there and meet people. Stella and I are keeping busy working on designing, creating yellow snow, and making puzzles.

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