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Sunglass Hut Artist Series – limited edition collection

December 20, 2010 in Clothing & Accessories, Hardware, Sunglasses

**MEDIA ALERT**

Sunglass Hut has just launched the Sunglass Hut Artist Series limited collection, designed by Mike Ming, a Brooklyn-based painter whose work has been seen from murals on tobacco barns of North Carolina to Tokyo Japan’s revolutionary art gallery, Dyezu-Experiment.

Artist Series Sunglasses

Ming uniquely designed 100 pair of sunglasses exclusively for the Sunglass Hut Artist Series, which will become available on www.SunglassHut.com. Each piece retails for $175.00, $30.00 of which will be donated to OneSight.


A video detailing the project can be viewed:

http://greencardpics.com/projects/colab/final-video.zip

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For Immediate Release
Sunglass Hut Unveils Mike Ming’s Exclusive Collection
for the Sunglass Hut Artist Series

(New York, NY) December 16, 2010 – Sunglass Hut is pleased to announce the return of the Sunglass Hut Artist Series, an annual program, which sources up-and-coming artists to create exclusive collectible sunglasses in support of OneSight – the charitable foundation created to help restore and preserve clear vision for adults and children in need worldwide.. This year, Sunglass Hut has partnered with Mike Ming, a Brooklyn-based painter whose work has been seen from murals on tobacco barns of North Carolina to Tokyo Japan’s revolutionary art gallery, Dyezu-Experiment.

Ming has uniquely designed 100 pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers exclusively for the Sunglass Hut Artist Series.  Each frame is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.  Mike’s work deals with a melting of interests, hobbies, techniques and narratives. His style evolved from his childhood interests of comics, cartoons, visual contemporary/modern arts, museums, popular culture as well as ‘primitive’ and aboriginal imagery and prehistoric/timeless designs. The collection will be available exclusively on SunglassHut.com beginning Thursday, December 16th. Each piece retails for $175.00, $30.00 of which will be donated to OneSight.

“We’re thrilled to work with Mike Ming for the latest installment of the Sunglass Hut Artist Series,” said Marcello Favagrossa, Vice President of Marketing, Sunglass Hut North America. “With his bold and fluid use of color to illustrate movement and motion that is reminiscent of bike riding, skateboarding, and surfing, Mike brings a new chapter to the history of the Artist Series.  He has created a must-have accessory just in time for the holiday season.  Each piece in this limited edition collection is truly a piece of art.”  He continued, “As a retailer, the Sunglass Hut Artist Series allows us to maintain our commitment to the consumer to offer a fresh, fun perspective on the eyewear category.  This collection is expected to be a best-seller for sunglasshut.com.”

The work of Mike Ming is made up of drips, blots and lines, which create an artistic communication within the artwork. The movement in shape creates rhythms, melodies and exclamations similar to those made in music. Ming’s creations are dictated by influences, visual references, and immediate stimulation/experiences.

“It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of the other artists who have had the privilege to create works of art for the Sunglass Hut Artist Series,” said Mike Ming. “I was excited to use sunglasses as my canvas and have my work contribute to a great charitable cause.”

The Sunglass Hut Artist Series was founded in 2009 and has featured the works of artists Chris Mendoza and Maya Hayuk.


OneSight is a family of charitable programs dedicated to improving vision for those in need worldwide, through outreach, research and education.  Since 1988, their global programs have helped more than six million people around the world see more clearly.  OneSight also supports research and education, granting more than $6 million towards vision preservation and thousands of dollars in scholarships to students pursuing a degree in optometry.

London Metro Ski Show Olympia & Relentless Freeze Festival

October 29, 2010 in SkiAndBoarding Events

Last week London hosted one of Europe’s  most major Ski And Snowboard conventions of the year. Held over 5 days the expedition  attracts 10′s of thousands of visitors .  This year of course was no exception however last week the SkiAndBoarding team were also in attendance.

The convention attracts many of the major retailers of the Ski And Snowboard world as well as other stores which offer outdoor adventure activities. Within the convention the SkiAndBoarding team managed to amuse/make a nu-sense of themselves for 5 days. Taking full advantage of the activities provided within Olympia.

The main attraction could be argued as the free style Ski And Snowboarding event that is hosted daily with a final held on the Friday and Saturday afternoon. The finals this year had thousands people in awe of the talents of many fantastic pro riders including (James ‘Woodsy’ Woods, Katie Summerhayes, Paddy Graham)

The Winners were….

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods on the Friday

And Paddy Graham Picked up a hot spot on the Saturday

Pictures from the event can be found HERE

So you maybe thinking  that the UK has had its fair share of the lime light from the SkiAndBoarding world for the year..? however you’d be wrong…

RELENTLESS this coming weekend (29-31st of October) brings you, LONDON FREEZE festival!!!

Freeze Festival is a chance for the pro riders to really show the masses what they can do on REAL SNOW in the middle of London! This year the festival plays host to the likes of James ‘Woodsy’ Woods, Katie Summerhayes and Paddy Graham once again.

As well as music from….

Friday-

Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC
Scratch Perverts
The Nextmen & MC Wrec
Jaguar Skills
Charlie G

Saturday-

New Young Pony Club
I Blame Coco
I Am Arrows
MNDR

Sunday-

Pendulum DJ Set
Hadouken!
Shy FX & B Traits ft. Stamina MC
Devlin
Starsmith DJ Set

So get yourselves down to London Freeze this weekend… Its definitely going to be the place be in the UK!

We’ll all see you there!

SkiAndBoarding team

TTR Dew Hut Jam 2010 Wrap Up Part 2

August 26, 2010 in Video's

TTR Dew Hut Jam 2010 Wrap Up Part 2! Brilliant little video that includes some massive jumps, tricks and drops! A must watch and if you enjoy this definitely check out Part 1.

Incredible and even more in depth than Part 1 and probably packing twice the emotition from these brilliant riders and their feeling about snowboarding and the competition :P

Enjoy – Comment – UPLOAD your own!

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TTR Dew Hut Jam 2010 Wrap Up Part 1

August 26, 2010 in Video's

TTR Dew Hut Jam 2010 Wrap Up Part 1!

Brilliant little video that includes some massive jumps, tricks and drops! A must watch and if you enjoy this definitely check out Part 2 and the rest of the Video’s we have found on the web and brought to you for pure enjoyment.

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Another Freestyle Video, Awesome

August 25, 2010 in Video's

How about this Video Ladies and Gentlemen! Freestyle … He’s going, going, going ohhhhh and he’s gone!! Awesome video found on the web and brought to you by SkiAndBoarding

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Extreme Snowboarding & Winter X Games Winner Travis Rice

August 25, 2010 in Video's

Incredible, might just say it all, the one word that will sum up how you feel when you watch this Gem that SkiAndBoarding have found…

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Unreal Freestyle Skiing

August 25, 2010 in Video's

Take a peak at this insane video which contains some of the most awesome freestyle skiing we have seen in ages! A brilliant video and amazing tricks!

SkiAndBoarding – Bringing you the Latest and Best Video from around the web! :) Enjoy

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Deer Valley

March 1, 2009 in Menu, Resorts

Location: Wasatch Range, Summit County, Utah, U.S.
Nearest city: Park City, Utah
Vertical: 3000 ft (914 m)
Top elevation: 9570 ft (2917 m)
Base elevation: 6570 ft (2003 m)
Skiable area: 2,026 acres (8.20 km2)
Runs: 100
Longest run: 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Ski Season  December to April
Lift system: 21 (1 Gondola, 11 High-speed quad chairlifts, 2 Fixed-grip quad chairlifts, 5 Triple chairlifts, 2 Double chairlifts)
Lift capacity: 46,500 skiers/hr
Terrain parks: Yes
Snowmaking: over 560 acres (2.3 km2)

Deer Valley is where skiers come to be cosseted, pampered, and indulged. The 5 star service starts the moment you arrive and you are relieved of skis by an attendant, who then stores them for you courtesy of the complimentary day and overnight ski storage.

Deer Valleys Peaks Towering

The slopes are perfectly groomed as is expected from this genteel ski resort, but Deer Valley is opening up some challenging off-piste terrain, and has a trail map designed for experts. Yet it is one of the world’s few remaining ski resorts that prohibit snowboarding.

Flagstaff Mountain has everything for the skier, easy slopes, and some great tree skiing for experts.

Deer Valley uses more grooming equipment than other Wasatch ski areas, and limits access to avoid overcrowding; as of 2006, the resort limited ticket sales to 6,500 per day. Deer Valley’s total uphill lift capacity of 46,500 skiers per hour is approximately 50% higher than the capacity of its larger neighbors Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons. Deer Valley has 21 chairlifts, including 11 high speed detachable quads and an enclosed 4-passenger gondola.
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Ski Passes

Adult pass 1 day     67 USD
Adult pass 6 days   348 USD
Child pass 1 day     36 USD
Child pass 6 days   168 USD

Ski Hire

Ski hire prices range from place to place but a good range of prices can be found below .

Junior Package: 12 and under

FULL SET SKIS ONLY BOOTS ONLY
Full-day $36 $28 $24
Afternoon only* $26 $23 $20

Enthusiast Package: Beginner – Intermediate

FULL SET SKIS ONLY BOOTS ONLY
Full-day $49 $41 $29
Afternoon Only* $39 $31 $23


Performance Package
: Intermediate – Expert

FULL SET SKIS ONLY BOOTS ONLY
Full-day $59 $52 $29
Afternoon Only* $49 $39 $23

Premier Package: Intermediate – Expert

FULL SET SKIS ONLY BOOTS ONLY
Full-day $69 $62 $29
Afternoon Only* $59 $52 $23

Ski Season: December to April

Transport

The resort is located 36 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Unfortunately at current there is no regularly scheduled public transportation between Salt Lake City and Park City.

Reservations are recommended for shuttle services  however many will also accept walk-ups at their counters, adjacent to the baggage claim in the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Local Attractions

Nearby Attractions: Summer wildflowers and hiking trails through the magnificent Rocky Mountains, as well as a Bowling Alley, Sports centre, Gym, a Swimming pool, and an Ice rink all go to making Deer Valley the top resort in the USA. Nearby Salt Lake City provides some excellent sightseeing as well.
Aprés-Ski: The Lounge provides great apres ski with live entertainment over weekends, and the 21 other restaurants and bars help fill the void, but for real partying head for Park City where the fun and the music is steaming.

Piste Map (click to enlarge)

piste map

The combination of great skiing, great diversity and superb apres-ski have led to Deer Valley being awarded the best ski resort in the United States 3 years running now!

To see more reviews click HERE