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Sign up begins today for Telluride: March 4 - 8, and Vail: March 8 - 13. Take one trip or combine the two… and save up to $300 in our summer sale! http://www.ski-bums.org/GroupTrips

Sign up begins today for Telluride: March 4 - 8, and Vail: March 8 - 13. Take one trip or combine the two… and save up to $300 in our summer sale! http://www.ski-bums.org/GroupTrips

5 Ways Mountains Can Help You Lead A Happier, Healthier And Longer Life

Mountains help you fight obesity! And lower your stress… > 

We’re especially excited for our five nights at the newest hotel in Vail, the beautiful Sebastian boutique hotel! Mark your calendars for our trip to Vail and Beaver Creek, Sunday March 8 to Friday March 13: http://skibu.ms/text2015 

If you need new clothing / gear, NOW IS THE TIME to get the best prices of the year. Last year’s stuff? Out the door! Check out @backcountrycom Outlet: http://skibu.ms/auggearsales #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #skibums

If you need new clothing / gear, NOW IS THE TIME to get the best prices of the year. Last year’s stuff? Out the door! Check out @backcountrycom Outlet: http://skibu.ms/auggearsales #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #skibums

Sign up begins today for our return to @jacksonhole! Save $100 if you sign up today: http://skibu.ms/2015jh #gay #lgbt #ski #snowboard #skiing #snowboarding @jacksonholewy #jacksonhole #skibums

Sign up begins today for our return to @jacksonhole! Save $100 if you sign up today: http://skibu.ms/2015jh #gay #lgbt #ski #snowboard #skiing #snowboarding @jacksonholewy #jacksonhole #skibums

Balenciaga, bring these back!

Balenciaga, bring these back!

Want to get in on our sold-out trip to Japan? Sign up for a text message alert when a wait list spot is available: http://skibu.ms/text2015

Want to get in on our sold-out trip to Japan? Sign up for a text message alert when a wait list spot is available: http://skibu.ms/text2015

Can’t wait to go back to @jacksonhole!! @jacksonholewy #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #lgbt #gay #skibums

Can’t wait to go back to @jacksonhole!! @jacksonholewy #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #lgbt #gay #skibums

Snowboarding fun in the summer!

Snowboarding fun in the summer!

The USA’s largest ski resort is officially on our 2015 calendar, with a stay at The Sebastian - Vail — the hotel that Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia enjoyed not too long ago. Who’s excited???

The USA’s largest ski resort is officially on our 2015 calendar, with a stay at The Sebastian - Vail — the hotel that Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia enjoyed not too long ago. Who’s excited???

VIDEO: Chairlift Fail in Bariloche

SKI BUMS has hosted two incredible trips to Cerro Catedral, but as far as we can tell, the resort hasn’t publicly commented on this chairlift accident, when a chair completely detached and fell to the slopes during the 2013 season. The skier who shot the video on a helmet cam says he’s now posting it because Catedral has had additional safety scares this season, and he believes skiers and snowboarders should question whether Catedral is the right choice for a vacation. You can read a rough translation of his comments here >

Here’s a translation of his comments:

"Today it was exactly a year ago that Jime, Jose along with myself had an accident on a chairlift at Cerro Catedral. Our intention was always not to show this video as we didn’t want to expose ourselves.

The truth is that the personnel of the company that has the rights to use and profit from the mountain, the staff from the company contracted by the Alta Patagonia mountain, including the owner, approached us, and after seeing the video, promised not to operate the chairlift until they had the necessary modifications so that this wouldn’t happen again.

The problem is that this didn’t happen, and that is the true reason behind this complaint. Today, a year later, it’s still operating in the same manner. Last week, there was another accident.

It’s a shame that a city as beautiful as Bariloche has been darkened by something like this.

For my part, and in the name of my cousin Jimena Verdu and Jose Naife, we are going to remain calm as our only condition was that this wouldn’t happen again, and now we see it repeated.

And where will *you* be vacationing?” 

On July 14th of this season, 180 people were rescued from the chair lifts at Catedral after multiple chairs detached and slid into one another. No injuries were reported, but you can read the report here >

Sadly, Cerro Catedral was also the site of a 'cascading' chairlift accident in 2004 that severely injured several skiers.

These reports are deeply troubling to all of us who love skiing in Bariloche. Here’s hoping they’ll make serious improvements to their safety standards. We’ve reached out to Cerro Catedral for a comment, and if we hear back from them we’ll be sure to post it here.

We’re finalizing trips to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Telluride Ski Resort, Vailand Sun Valley, Idaho — our members will be the first to hear about our exciting 2015 destinations! http://skibu.ms/membershipisfree

We’re finalizing trips to Jackson Hole Mountain ResortTelluride Ski ResortVailand Sun Valley, Idaho — our members will be the first to hear about our exciting 2015 destinations! http://skibu.ms/membershipisfree

IOC confirms 3 finalist bid cities for 2022 Winter Olympics | Ski Racing

SkiRacing.com reports:

"The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee unanimously agreed that Oslo (NOR), Almaty (KAZ) and Beijing (CHN) would progress from the applicant city phase to the candidate city phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2022.

The decision was based on a technical analysis of the cities’ applications submitted earlier this year. The analysis and subsequent report were made by an IOC-appointed working group of Olympic Games experts who assessed each applicant city’s potential for successfully staging the Olympic Winter Games 2022.

Each city was encouraged to produce a bid best suited to their own unique circumstances, with plans that reflect their own specific vision for how the Games can benefit their cities and regions and ensure positive, sustainable legacies for their populations.”

Read more at SkiRacing >