Thursday, October 12, 2006

What do you do when you want to have a downhill snow event, but there is no such thing as snow in your region?

When you live in San Francisco - you import it.

WHAT?? Yes, you heard right. You just import tons of snow and pretend you are in the moutains, ignoring the balmy sunny climate of the affluent city by the bay...and then charge a week's wage to see it. HA! Only in San Francisco.





Don't Miss Esurance Icer AirSan Francisco's Big Air Competion at AT&T ParkSaturday, November 4th


This unique big-air ski and snowboard competition runs from 10am-8pm and features 20 of the greatest Olympic medalists and X-Games champions flying through the air amidst the backdrop of the spectacular San Francisco Bay.

The 100-foot high ski and snowboard jump will descend from the scoreboard at AT&T Park, extending over 350 feet in length and will be covered with over 200 tons of snow, truly bringing the mountains to the city.
Esurance Icer Air promises to be a spectacular and unforgettable event. Tickets for this one of a kind event start at just $10! Tickets purchased for $24 or more include a lift ticket to a major Lake Tahoe resort!
Don't miss out on the chance to see the best skiers and snowboarders soar to new heights at AT&T Park.

19 comments:

tsduff said...

Don't YOU want to be there?

Autumn Storm said...

:-D Sure, I'm always game to try something new.
That second picture is spectacular! How strange/weird/fun to be snowboarding in San Francisco of all places. Are you going?

200 tons of snow, that is a heavy duty figure, can't even imagine how much snow that must be. You must go, and take pictures, so we can see. :-) How long has this event been running for? Never heard of it before. Gather it must be hugely popular, not just because I imagine the novelty would draw major crowds, but they aren't charging a whole lot, which means they must know their margins will be covered. I mean, how much must it cost to transport 200 TONS of snow!
Wish I could go!! :-)

javajazz said...

ha, i bet Bri would get a kick out of that!
the Bruboys head into Frisco every few
weeks for lessons...wonder if he knows
about this place? what a hoot?
maybe we could have a place in Toronto
in the dead of winter that has
extreme heat...
we do have beach blast volleyball...
its kinda humid in there!
funny

Autumn Storm said...

Evening, my beautiful friend :-)
Hope you have a wonderful time this weekend, with Julee and the fam and that you straighten up and fly right (well, drive) to Reno. Love and hugs, x

Autumn Storm said...

Success! After trying quite a few times, this time I managed to see...Iceland by night. :-) Now I just need to view by daylight.
x

Mile Stones said...

Hi Terry, thanks so much for your comment on mine. You will know very soon how much it is appreciated right now.
Meantime, this just made me think of something I've never quite figured out, a kind of reverse of snow in SF. You probably don't know that a popular variant of football (sorry, soccer) - particularly in countries where it would be logical - is beach football/soccer. No real surprise that the usual world champs are Brazil, Portugal, and Spain 6 France are good too.
But Switzerland???? Austria??? I mean what is the point of them trying? Where the hell do they train? Excuse me, but whatever these countries are famed & loved for outside, beaches they ain't, right? You get the drift?
Oh, & I love my banner too. I wish I could seg in the song!

Ranger Tom said...

A few morons are shipping 10 tons of snow to FL this X-mass.

tsduff said...

Autumn - I most likely won't make it to this spectacle. It makes me laugh to even imagine the whole thing. I'd rather see the streets of San Francisco naked of snow. If they had snow on them, you would never be able to navigate them as they are so incredibly steep. Scary steep. Besides, don't you get enought snow up there in Denmark? :-)

Lisa - Beach blast volleyball? Does that mean you import sand into your gym? TEE HEE

tsduff said...

Thanks A - have been having a great time so far. Picked up bushels of apples for pie. Now just need to find the time to bake :-)

_ooo - cool. Wait around for the pics of Iceland by day - ah - need I explain?

Autumn Storm said...

Yes, and it's pretty and fun for the first couple of weeks. Into month 4, it starts to get a little tiresome. :-)
Very good thing it doesn't snow naturally there - it would come to a standstill. Remember you saying those roads could be scary at the best of times. :-)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! xo

Crazy Me said...

That is crazy! I love it!!

tsduff said...

Mile Stones - Welcome. Thanks for your comment.

Training for the main event in a different environment... is that sort of like those bobsledders from Jamaica? :-D

tsduff said...

RT - I didn't think I'd see something more strange than snow in SF - but you have come up with a better one! I don't understand the reason for all the effort... why go through all those hoops of $$ and effort to do something so unnatural?? Honestly, I don't get it.

Autumn Storm said...

:-)
Did you ever see 'Cool Runnings' (about the first Jamaican bob sleigh team), very funny.

tsduff said...

I did indeed... my steel drum instructor is much like those characters :-D

Autumn Storm said...

:-D Characters in full-on mode. Lots of giggling going on whenever I watch that movie. Do so love that Jamaican laid-back accent - what does this instructor look like? ;-)

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