A crew of snow bums are attempting to ride 50 western ski resorts over the next 100 days.
South Lake Tahoe, CA (1ooDaysOfWinter.com) February 8, 2010 —
The Snow Junkies announced today that they have finished the first leg of the 100 Days of Winter challenge. On Friday, they completed their 15th resort visit at Sierra-At-Tahoe, California. The crew has been on the road for 32 days straight.
The tour kicked off January 8th in Utah. The Snow Junkies rode The Canyons, Snowbird, Solitude, Sundance, and Powder Mountain during the first week. Then they took off to Los Angeles to pick up the Mystery Machine, a 25 foot Winnebago.
“There’s really no way we could pull this off without The Mystery Machine,” says Vito Valentinetti, founder of the The Snow Junkies. “It’s too expensive and too much of a hassle to get settled into a hotel every night. Plus, we needed a way to keep the beer cold.”
The second week started off with Bear Mountain and Mountain High in southern California before heading north to Lake Tahoe and the “storm of the season.”
“Seven feet in four days,” Valentinetti says. “After a very dry start to the promotion, you have no idea how happy we were to be riding in hip deep powder.”
Throughout the trip, The Snow Junkies have been posting updates to their site (100DaysofWinter.com) as well as using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with fans.
During their Lake Tahoe sojourn, the Snow Junkies have visited Northstar, Donner Ski Ranch, Sugar Bowl, Sierra, Heavenly, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose, and Alpine Meadows. With 15 resorts under their belt and 35 left to go, the crew plans to head north and see what Oregon has to offer.
“We’re really excited to get into Oregon. We all love this state, but none of us have ridden out here before. There’s bound to plenty to explore.”
The Snow Junkies plan on traveling around Oregon until February 24th. For interviews, photos, and quotes, please contact Vito Valentinetti.