Friday, November 20, 2009
Many of you know this as some type of European chewing tobacco. The proper word for this amazing ground up plant concoction is "Snus", and snus makes my world go round. The second best thing in this world to me, besides powder skiing, would have to be enjoying a nice fresh snus. So you are probably asking yourself what exactly is snus, and below I have found a almost perfect explanation to share with you all from www.thenortherner.com
First of all, we want to emphasize the spelling, it's spelled snus, not snooze, snoose, snusse, snuss or anything else for that matter. In the USA it's often refereed to as moist snuff. Many also wrongly confuse it with dip tobacco or even chewing tobacco, which are similar but not identical products.
Swedish snus is a moist to semi-moist, oral tobacco product that is used behind the upper lip. There are two formats for Swedish snus, loose and portion packed. Both formats are available in different flavor varieties. Swedish snus is made from selected tobaccos, water, salt and flavorings, following recipes dating back to the 19th century. Swedish snus is pasteurized in a proprietary heat treatment process that meets the Swedish food standards.
With Swedish snus there’s no chewing or spitting. Only pure tobacco enjoyment.
So with that said, if you are a chewer I think you owe it to yourself to try some of this goodness in your mouth. And one more thing take, the time to go on the internet and get your own, cause no one likes a moocher! :)
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
With winter slowly moving in to the Sierras, Squaw Valley is trying it's hardest to get prepared. The past couple days have been a tease for everyone in the Valley with KT, The Funitel, an Tram all making their laps around the bull wheel. To top off the spectacular scene of chairs going round, Squaw has started to make snow down below on Exhibition an Red Dog giving it the look that winter is near. Now with the high clouds moving in an out for the past couple of days one can only hope that snow is on its way.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Check out this Sierra Sun official photo of Unofficial's own Tim Dutton as he "wows the crowd" at the second annual A Toast to Tahoe Skiiing, a benefit dinner for The Squaw Valley Institute held to kick off this years winter season. More than 300 people attended the event Saturday night.
Held at The Resort at Squaw Creek, the event brought together entertainment and great speakers, gourmet food, some Tahoe history, an auction, and a showing of some Lake Tahoe segments from Warren Miller's new film, “Dynasty.”
Blasters, Ingrid Backstrom & Timy Dutton where amongst the elite group of athletes including Mike Wilson, Tamara McKinney, Cory Carlson, Kent Krietler, and Errol Kerr. To top off the show, locals Debie Dutton, Hansi Standteinr, Nancy Cushing, Savanna Cowley, Dax Willard, and many others strutted their stuff down the runway showing off this years gear from local shops. It was an awesome night full of love for the sport of skiing.
More details about the night can be found at the Sierra Sun.
Monday, November 9, 2009
SKIing and snowboarding for Disabled and underprivileged Children and older Kids
SkiDUCK is a national organization dedicated to enriching the lives of disabled and underprivileged children by sharing the joys of skiing and snowboarding.
We are committed to partnering with local organizations with similar goals of serving disabled or underprivileged children. In areas where similar programs exist, we’re not looking to reinvent the wing. Rather, we seek to assist other organizations fulfill their goals by providing additional funding, coordinating with other providers, and sharing best-practices.
If you are interested in making a donation to the organization or want to see if skiduck is available in your area visit skiduck.org