Who says Facebook is a waste of time? When it earns you ski deals, I say social media is sweet. Today is Facebook Friday at Okemo, with $59 lift tickets. Don't worry if you missed this one, next week Feb 17 is another one so be sure you sign up on the Okemo Facebook fan page, and see details on this limited deal. Sunday River has had a few Facebook Fridays, and promises more towards springs, so like them too. Another deal, if you have a Sunday River pass, invite a friend to ski for $49 Sunday thru Friday available now through Feb 17.
Other resorts have equally intriguing specials for their fans and followers. Stratton had free skiing for Facebook followers who clicked on a photo and signed up last month, so stay tuned. See, don't you just love social media when it comes to skiing?
The other sweet thing about social media is getting up to the moment snow reports. Whether you have a ski app like Alpine Replay or The North Face, or follow your favorite ski resorts on Twitter and Facebook, you will be in the know about recent snow, who has lifts on wind hold, you get the picture. This social ski revolution has also caused ski areas to face their fiercest fans, about accuracy on accumulation and conditions. When resorts exaggerate their foot of snow, fans will not restrain from sharing the reality of a mere five inches via Twitter and Facebook fan pages.
But mostly, snowcial media is fun and informative. I have been getting almost daily tweets that it is snowing in Wyoming, which is cruel but funny since I was there last month under sunny, snowless skies.
See how much fun this is?!
Photo by Greg Burke
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.