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Goggle Tans

The easiest way to spot an avid spring skier or snowboarder is from the deep goggle tan. With the sun beating down all day, your goggles are always squarely positioned on your face to protect you from the sun’s rays. The spring skiing goggle tan is unavoidable, and returning  home with a goggle tan should be regarded as the mark of a successful ski trip!

Warm Weather

There’s nothing worse than stepping outside for a morning on the mountain, the bitter cold hitting you so hard you bury your face in the neck of your jacket. You are left counting down the runs until that first hot chocolate break, not enjoying the ride. On the flip side, spring skiing means heading up the mountain with a nice warm breeze, bright blue sky, and the sun shining. Hello spring!

Puddle Jump

Any snow sports resort that likes to have fun will host a puddle jump. It’s simple – bring in a tarp, dig a hole near the bottom of a run, and fill it with water! After that, take turns hiking the hill, skiing down, and skipping across the slushy pond (usually in a variety of costumes and retro ski suits). Just make sure to get enough speed to get across, or you’ll quickly end up waist deep in water!

Patios

Being outdoors is always better than being indoors. You know it, I know it, and the whole snow sports community knows it. With the arrival of spring, gone are the days of cramming into a busy bar or restaurant to begin your après after a day on the mountain. With the warmer weather and sunny days, you can move your après outside to the patio – right where you belong.

Outdoor Lunches

On the topic of patios, there’s nothing better than a lunch outside. Whether it’s a picnic, a home-made sandwich stuffed into a pocket, or take out from the lodge, there’s just something about taking a midday lunch break on the mountain that’ll put a smile on your face!

Layer Down

It’s a morning ritual – throw on the base layers, mittens, toque, sweater, socks, more socks, jacket, snow pants, and anything else you can possibly find before heading outside. Well no more! With the spring season comes snow pants with the vents open, thin neon jackets and – if you can believe it – only one pair of socks!

Longer Days

Longer days means more sunshine, and more time to spend on the mountain. Need I say more?

The Party Chair

Gone are the days of burrowing your face into your jacket, balling your fingers up inside your gloves, and asking yourself why your toe warmers aren’t doing anything. Now that spring is here, chair rides are another time to socialize on the mountain, discuss après plans, appreciate the scenery, and enjoy the ride to the top!

Shorter Lift Lines

After the March Break is over for schools, the mountain will start to be less and less busy – which means shorter lift lines. And what do shorter lift lines mean? Well, more runs of course! With less time standing around at the bottom waiting to load the chair or gondola, you’ll be getting much more bang for your buck when purchasing those lift tickets. Which leads into the next reason…

Cheap Tickets

Cheap lift tickets! With prices drastically lower than during the busy season of January and February, spring is the best time to score inexpensive lift tickets. With all the money you save on lift tickets, you can now spend an extra day on the mountain, and turn that weekend trip into a long weekend.

International Outdoor Product Manufacturer to Support Canada’s Best With Specialized Product Line

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VANCOUVER – November 12, 2014 – With the 2014-2015 snow sport season kicking off this month, Snow Sports Canada, the official marketing consortium of seven national snow sport organizations, is pleased to introduce High Sierra as an Official Supplier. High Sierra proudly supports all Snow Sports Canada athletes as they compete on the world stage over the next two seasons.

“Having the support of brands like High Sierra is imperative to our athletes’ development in the coming season, while propelling our brand’s growth” said Davin MacIntosh, Executive Director of Cross Country Canada. “This corporate support enables our athletes to focus on what matters the most – reaching their full potential and winning on the world stage.”

For High Sierra, the partnership is a natural extension of their ongoing commitment to snow sports in North America, which includes a partnership with the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA).

“From the weekend warrior to the World Cup Champion, Canadians are passionate about snow sports. As High Sierra is growing in the Canadian market, we are excited to partner with a brand that encompasses the passion and excitement that Canadians feel for winter sport.” said Paul DeCorso, General Manager of High Sierra Canada. “Snow Sports Canada athletes represent some of the best in the world – embodying the resilient and rugged characteristics required of a champion. High Sierra employees and products uphold those same values. We only manufacture the highest quality product, built to withstand the elements often endured by our athletes.”

The partnership allows for select Snow Sports Canada athletes to be outfitted with High Sierra travel and equipment bags. Additionally, High Sierra will bring Snow Sports Canada merchandise to retail locations nationwide, allowing for fans from coast-to-coast-to-coast to show their Canadian pride, while supporting our athletes this season.

“Travel is such a fundamental aspect of our lives as athletes and teams. Having a partner like High Sierra provides allows us to travel comfortably with all the essentials as we train and compete to reach our goal of propelling Canada to the top of the podium,” explained Canada Snowboard National Team member and Olympian Alex Duckworth.

For more information, please visit High Sierra online at highsierra.ca