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26 – Shawn and TheFirstChairBoys charge hard and Tailgate at Squaw Through the Carlodge Era

26 – Shawn and TheFirstChairBoys charge hard and Tailgate at Squaw Through the Carlodge Era

Lance and Mike are unofficially getting out the trip-tik and planning a trip to Truckee, CA.  Their new best friends they haven’t met are perfectly represented by Shawn Bradley.  These guys are daily Squaw Valley addicts, and they are called TheFirstChairBoys.  You can find them on Instagram, where their popularity is exploding.  Join them, and their roomies, TheFirstChairGirls on Insta and enjoy their frequent posts.  These guys love to ski, make it a seasonal priority, and they have adapted quite well to the COVID-Apres “Carlodge.” We’ve got dibs on Shawn’s couch.  And we’ll be on that first chair with him if we act quickly, for mountain nightlife is not an option this year.

5 – Labor Day Ski Vibe and JB Misses First Tracks

5 – Labor Day Ski Vibe and JB Misses First Tracks

Show Notes

Labor Day Starts the Season Vibe with Biggie Sales:

Ski Bonkers – Labor Day Weekend NOTE: Some preview items and prices are on its web page!
Held at abandoned Sports Authority, just south of Bellevue Square.


Christy Sports’ Powder Daze
Events at four locations. But biggie:
1. Denver Powder Daze. 8/24-9/4. Christy Sports Event Center, 8601 W Cross Dr., Littleton, CO – Next to the Southwest Plaza Mall. 10-8. up to 70% off. Ski pass deals from 11 CO mountains.
2. West Vail Powder Daze. 8/24-9/3.
3. Steamboat Powder Daze. 8/17-8/26

Coorado Ski and Golf’s Ski Rex Sale
Epic Mountain Gear’s Labor Day Weekend Sale
8/31-9/16; starting at 8am friday and saturday, 10am sunday.
At each of Epic Mountain Gear’s 7 locations: Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Frisco, Lone Tree, Littleton, Westminster.

Ski-A-Rama – hosted by Ski-n-See and ARCS (Related stores – same web site, 15 or so stores in Utah.)


Salt Lake area. Aug 24-Labor Day. Web site says details coming soon. (like location and times).

Heavenly Valley

Bolton Valley – Vermont’s largest ski and snowboard sale. over $1mill inventory
Hours for the ski and snowboard sale are as follows: Aug. 28, 4 – 8 p.m.; Aug. 29, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Aug. 30, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Aug. 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sept. 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sept. 5, Noon – 8 p.m.; Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5k trail run. Hop Jam – music.

Straton Mountain – labor day weekend tent sale
TIMES: Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-7, Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-1

Potters Brothers – at Bromley Mountain.

a five-shop outfit. has a big sale
Greentree Sports Complex and Monroeville Convention Center
Sept 1-3.

3 – Buying Gear Online & Kirk Drops a Racer

3 – Buying Gear Online & Kirk Drops a Racer

We are partial to buying ski and snowboard equipment in your local shop.  But sometimes online shopping for ski and snowboard gear just makes sense.  There are risks with buying big items, and closeouts online.  Why not stock up on base-layers, goggles, resort-wear now.  We’ve tried some of the online retailers we mention.  And, we share some of our Craigslist and Ebay experiences.  Get shopping.  Ski season and full retail pricing will be here before you know it.

Mike shares a story of our 80+ year old skiing hero and the dude who entered the lift-line a little hot.

Here’s the basic idea.  Find stuff at the sites listed below.  Cross references buyers guide reviews by year of gear at,,


SPECIALTY:  Racing and tuning


2 – Pre-Season Pass Deals; And The Runaway Dumpster

2 – Pre-Season Pass Deals; And The Runaway Dumpster

It’s already next season!  It’s time to decide if you’re a good fit for a pre-season discount on a season pass.  We review the multi-mountain passes that have intrigued us to the point of purchase.  And we compare these mega-passes to scoring a deal at your local hill.

Our parent company, Runaway Dumpster, LLC, has a little explaining to do.  You may not have known it, but Runaway Dumpster is skiing verbiage.  We’ll explain.  And Mike will humbly accept full credit.

Every episode includes something helpful, something entertaining, and maybe some other stuff – blurbs, silly memory, sentimental call in, apres/drunken tale, or you-should-have-been-here-yesterday reminiscence.

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