Universal Sports Network Unveils Winter Bowl Schedule January 25-27

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

Universal Sports Network announced today its on-air schedule for this weekends Winter Bowl programming lineup. From Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, Universal Sports will air 30 hours of premier winter sports action from around the globe, including the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Kitzb

Ski Vermont is Host to Holiday Fun and Great Deals

Statewide, VT (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

Bolton Valley

On Sunday, Dec. 16, skiers and riders who arrive at Bolton Valley dressed head to toe in official Kris Kringle attire will ski and ride free that day. This challenge is not for the faint at hearta red hat wont cut it. Guests must be dressed in the complete Santa package to earn the free lift ticket. To view photos from years past Santa extravaganzas, click here.

To continue the holiday celebration, Bolton will celebrate Happy Holiday Week with $ 25 lift tickets, from Dec. 17-25. Ski and Stay packages start at $ 58 per person during Happy Holiday Week. New Years Eve fireworks and a torchlight parade will culminate Decembers month-long celebration beginning at 8 p.m.

Bromley Mountain

Take advantage of the fabulous 2-fer Tuesday deal at Bromley Mountain on Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25! All season long you can purchase 2 lift tickets for the price of 1, online at bromley.com. Need a place to stay? Book one of our fabulous on-mountain condos, 1-3 bedrooms available, for your holiday get-away, and get great package deals on lodging and lift tickets. Check out bromley.com for the complete list!

Burke Mountain

The East Coast Snocross Event comes back to Burke for its third season, December 8-9, 2012. Watch action packed snowmobile racing over jumps, table tops, and berms from the slopes and chairlift. Burke will also be open for skiing and riding so admission is free for skiers and riders purchasing lift tickets.

Ski & Stay at the Comfort Inn from opening day (November 23) until December 24 for just 129.00/night! Includes accommodations, lift tickets for 2 and a hot morning breakfast. To book call 866-464-2408 and mention the Early Bird Special.

Jay Peak Resort

Jay Peak will be ringing in the New Year with a massive fireworks display followed by a bash in the new Foeger Ballroom in the Hotel Jay. Vermont-favorite, the Grift, will headline the evenings festivities.

Killington Resort

Killington Resort kicked off the winter events season with a rail jam on November 18, good ol Thanksgiving style. Top prize for the annual Loaded Turkey Rail Jam was a turkey along with all the fixings for second and third place winners. In addition, four top competitors received free entry into Rails 2 Riches on December 8 for a chance to bring home a piece of the $ 20,000 cash purse.

Additionally, Killington is featuring a Christmas Ski & Stay Free lodging package that includes a free lodging and lift ticket on Christmas Day.

Mad River Glen

Spend your holidays submerged in history. Mad River Glen is the first ski area in the nation to be listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service approved this recognition of Mad River Glens historic value on July 5, 2012. Interestingly, the most significant contributing factor to the designation is the ski trails themselves. Other contributing factors include the view shed, the Long Trail, buildings and of course Mad River Glens iconic Single Chair.

Magic Mountain

Magic will be busy making snow over the coming Thanksgiving holiday as they prepare for opening day on December 8th. The new TimberQuest high trees ropes obstacle course and zip lines will be open on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend so the young, and not-so-young, can work off the turkey feast in the great outdoors.

November is also the time of year for Magic’s fan-favorite “3-Pack” of tickets. The 3-Pack is only $ 129 and the tickets are good anytime this season and can even be transferred to family and friends–anyone. The 3-Pack makes a great holiday gift but is only sold until November 30th, so visit http://www.magicmtn.com now. Then use the 3-Pack over the Christmas holiday and hit up some of Vermont’s best natural terrain and apres ski events, like the legendary Magic New Year’s Eve Party and Fireworks show!

Mount Snow Resort

Mount Snows goal is to open for the season by Thanksgiving weekend with top-to-bottom skiing and riding for all ability levels. On Saturday, November 24, the first Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Base Area followed by a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause.

The inaugural Founders Day celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 12 with $ 12 advance purchase lift tickets.

Family Holiday Week at Mount Snow is loaded with activities and events including a Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, December 28 and on Monday, December 31 the first Grommet Jam event kids age 12 and under will take place.

For more information on packages, events and snow conditions visit http://www.mountsnow.com

Okemo Mountain Resort

Thanksgiving marks the start of the season with a traditional repast at Coleman Brook Tavern. Trot off the calories from that extra slice of pie with Okemos 5k race on Nov. 24. Holiday wish lists take shape during the on-snow Super Demo Dec. 8. Skiers and riders who donate to Okemos Cares and Shares Food Drive on Dec. 15 will be rewarded with discounted lift tickets for the day. Its rail jams and races Nov. 15 and 16.

Santa arrives at Jackson Gore in a convoy of groomers on Dec. 22, and he returns to take a few runs when his work is done on Christmas Day. The vacation week will be filled with family events for all ages: a scavenger hunt, fireworks, a torchlight parade, an ice skating party and a visit from the Nature Museum at Grafton. Finally, Okemo rings in the New Year with its annual Family New Years Eve. An evening of fun events and activities culminates with a DJ dance party and spectacular fireworks display. Call (802) 228-1600, or visit okemo.com for more information.

Smugglers Notch Resort

Celebrating the holiday season at Smugglers Notch Resort creates memories that will last a lifetime. Excitement builds as Santas elves visit guest condominiums for bedtime tuck-ins and stories for young children December 19-23. Santa arrives on December 24th to greet families and receive childrens final wish lists, sing carols together and enjoy sweet treats. The evening features a torchlight parade and spectacular fireworks against the backdrop of the snow-covered Green Mountains.

2013 is ushered in with a grand New Years Eve Celebration featuring bonfire, fireworks, late night entertainment and dance parties, party favors and a variety of dining alternatives. The resorts Kids Night Out program offers children ages 3-11 their own fun with dinner, games and entertainment, available until after midnight at Smugglers kid-pleasing child care center, Treasures.

Guests staying 6 nights or more in December enjoy an additional night free. Lodging and lift packages in December start at $ 115 per adult per day and $ 85 per youth (17 and younger) per day for five to seven night stays during SuperSaver Value Weeks. (http://www.smuggs.com/skivtw, 1-855-814-7325)

Stowe Mountain Resort

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14-Year Old Monster Halfpipe Prodigy Ayumu Hirano Takes Second At Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

Vail, CO (PRWEB) March 05, 2013

Young Japanese Pipe destroyer Ayumu Hirano earned second place at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, taking home $ 20k and making history again after coming off his X Games silver medal win as the youngest medalist, who can now add youngest Halfpipe Champion to his record book.

Hirano, who went even bigger than legendary Shaun White in Vails perfect halfpipe, and pushed him hard to the finish, earned a score of 87.40 next to Whites 95.58 high score, and a place in snowboard history as the youngest snowboarder ever to claim this prestigious title.

“I was able to ride my best at the US Open and couldn’t have done it without all my friends, sponsors and coaches supporting me, said Ayumu. The halfpipe at Vail was on point and I think it was a fun day for everyone in the contest.”

Hirano linked together a massive run and amplitude was key, boosting the highest method air of the day on his first hit at nearly 25-feet, followed into a frontside 1080 tail grab, cab 1080 nose grab, frontside 900 tail grab, backside 540 mute, and nailed an absolutely huge frontside 1080 double cork frontside grab on the last hit. His final run, unbelievably, was even bigger and better unfortunately Hirano literally ran out of room on his last hit and landed in the shallow transition at the end of the Pipe.

Not only does this victory come off the heels of Hiranos famous silver medal performance at Aspen X Games, but the young Monster Energy rider just recently won first place at the 2013 Burton European Open Halfpipe Finals in Laax, Switzerland with a score of 86.60, and won the Burton High Five in New Zealand to start the season off.

Hirano has been dominating the Juniors Halfpipe scene for a couple years now, but he literally detonated the Mens Pro division in 2012/2013 and signified the changing of the guard, and the beginning of a new era. Snowboarding in Japan since the tender age of four, Ayumu follows the teachings and guidance of Monster Energy teammate and certified Stylemaster Kazuhiro Kokubo and splits his time between the US and Japan.

For more on Hirano, check out http://www.monsterenergy.com and http://www.facebook.com/monsterenergy. The site is dialed with exclusive photos, videos, and behind-the-scenes updates featuring Monster Energy athletes.

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