Wow, can you believe this is the 50th episode? It’s crazy how time flies. Today, we got together with a few of our friends and decided to celebrate what we’ve done and where we plan to go!
- Mario, Brian and Andrea: Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Champagne
Floral and fruity variations. The elegance and finesse of an unwavering style.
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for California | 4-8″ of Snow Forecast Above 7,000′ Tomorrow
- Squaw/Alpine: Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will keep the lifts turning until May 30 this season, and that’s good news for fans of California. The past few winters have been tough, but El Niño did just enough this season to allow Squaw to offer the longest ski season in Tahoe. Pro tip: don’t miss the High Camp Pool & Hot Tub, a swimming pool set at 8,200 feet that’s a perfect stopover between spring turns.
- Whistler Blackcomb: After receiving 484 inches so far this winter, Whistler is sitting on a solid 81-inch base. That makes for great spring skiing conditions. While Whistler Mountain’s last day of winter operations was April 17, Blackcomb Mountain will remain open through May 30.
- Mammoth Mountain: We already know that Mammoth likes to throw a great party, but there’s also no better place to spring ski in California. Thanks to plentiful snowfall this winter, Mammoth is likely to stay open through at least Memorial Day and perhaps longer. In years with similar snowfall totals, Mammoth has remained open to July 4th.
- Snowbird: With the longest season in Utah, Snowbird will remain open daily through May 8 and will reopen on weekends through Memorial Day. That means there is a whole lot of skiing left at one of the best ski areas in the state. Get out there.
- Arapahoe Basin: Spring skiing doesn’t get any better than Arapahoe Basin. The ski area tops out at 13,050 feet, an elevation that sometimes allows the lifts to run into July. The ski area presently has June 5 pegged as a closing day this year, which sounds mighty fine to us. Insider’s tip: book a spot at the Beach, a set of prime parking spots that backs up to three lower mountain chairlifts. You can expect music, good food, and lots of beer.
In Utah, the Alta Ski Area gets to keep its slogan “Alta is for Skiers.”
A federal appeals court has upheld the resort’s long-standing snowboarding ban in a legal challenge brought by a group of local snowboarders.
The case touched on a sensitive topic in the ski industry and especially in the West, where most resorts depend on leasing land from the U.S. Forest Service for their operations. Does a ski area have the right to prohibit or single out a certain type of user’s access to federal public land that’s supposed to be open to everyone?
With age comes wisdom. And Gore-Tex.
Sleeps: 10 + 2· Bedrooms: 5· Price: CHF 70,000 to 185,000 per week
Topic: #50 – Yup we made it this far!
Where have we been?
Where are we going?
Around The Horn
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Seeing as how it was 4/20 this week…
From April 19 to 21, the United Nations General Assembly will convene a special session to discuss international drug control priorities and policies. So, on 4/20, while stoners across the globe light up and dream of legal weed, the suited emissaries of the world’s governments will hold their own kind of chief sesh, inside the wood-paneled chamber of the UN’s Manhattan headquarters. Their expected agenda could be the beginning of the end for de facto pot prohibition around the world, and it could bring a subsequent reorganization of the macroeconomics of marijuana—a welcome change that would have wide-reaching effects.
While some states in the US and countries such as Uruguay have legalized and regulated marijuana, they do so in violation of three governing international agreements about drug control. The first, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, was signed in 1961, and today, its signees total 185 member nations. The treaty requires each country’s laws to sanction “the production, manufacture, export, import, distribution of, trade in, use, and possession” of cannabis, poppy, and coca plant “exclusively to medical and scientific purposes.” Marijuana has been used traditionally in cultures around the world, but this dictum has led to many countries outlawing it.
Associated story – Richard Nixon – Dick
Ah, the unsolicited dick pic. Technology has made it all too tempting for men’s penises to pop up on a woman’s phone while she’s reading on the train or walking home from work. This is a fairly recent invention, because who would’ve taken their rolls of film to the local drug store to get their dick pics developed? But now that everyone has a camera phone, dick pics are ubiquitous, despite the fact that most women really, really don’t want them.
Whitney Bell is one of these women. Last weekend, she premiered her Los Angeles–based art show “I Didn’t Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics,” which showcased the magnitude of the unsolicited dick pics she’s received.
Upon entering through the exhibit’s front doors, I noticed white walls adorned with framed art, like a traditional art gallery, where work from 30 contributing artists was displayed. Behind another door, Bell had recreated her home, where framed dick pics hung around her stuff. About 200 dicks, to be exact. Bell said she wanted the unsolicited dick pics presented this way to show exactly how pervasive they are. Even when she’s alone, in the privacy of her own home, she’s not safe.
Warner Bros. and an Abu Dhabi firm are teaming to build a $1 billion theme park in the emirate with a 2018 opening planned.
Warner Bros. and Miral Asset Management made the announcement Tuesday (4/19). The “immersive” theme park will include the first Warner Bros.-branded hotel and rides based on the studio’s characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny.
The theme park will be on Yas Island, which already includes a Formula 1 racetrack, a Ferrari-branded theme park and a water park. The first phase of the project will be dubbed Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
The companies said that Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will help Yas Island take its annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018.
In the future, Martians may really just be Earthlings…Earthlings who finally made their way to Mars. At least, this is how things will be according to Stephen Petranek. Watch the video to hear his provocative ideas on how humans could eventually call Mars home, and all within the next 20 years.