Stick It 2

Post by blogger | November 28, 2012      

The essence of WildSnow?

What does it tell you when you ask the young buck in the office to think up a motto that personifies the true essence of, and he answers, “Will ski for strudel?” Lou wiped the kuchen crumbs off his beard, did a quick set of sit ups and called the sticker company.

We mailed out almost 500 “I SKI UPHILL” stickers. Thanks to everyone for helping us spread the word about WildSnow. If you want a strudel one, send email to our contact addy via “Contact” link above, and we’ll send you the address you can send a SASE to.


15 Responses to “Stick It 2”

  1. Dan November 28th, 2012 12:16 pm

    That’s worth a stamp!

  2. Christian November 28th, 2012 1:31 pm

    If it said Schnitzel it would be even better.

  3. LB November 28th, 2012 2:05 pm

    Thanks for another awesome sticker! Don’t mind spreading the wild snow love! My SASE will be coming soon.

  4. Lisa Dawson November 28th, 2012 2:53 pm

    LOL,Christian. Motto for sticker #3.

  5. Lou Dawson November 28th, 2012 3:58 pm

    Lou: “Will ski for weissbier”

  6. Rob S November 28th, 2012 4:26 pm

    As I said on the FB feed, I’ll also ski for raclette, fondue, and gluhwein. But weissbier and schnitzel work too!

  7. Lou Dawson November 28th, 2012 4:32 pm

    I think I’ll leave out the raclette, but can live with the schnitz!

  8. Lou Dawson November 28th, 2012 5:03 pm

    You guys wanna see some schintzel?

  9. Doug Ouren November 28th, 2012 5:52 pm

    Very sad but true story. I sent my SASE (after figuring out what it meant, but now I must be hip because I know what it means rrr) to get my new “I ski uphill” Wild snow sticker. My SASE was promptly returned, from the good folks at Wild Snow, containing my new sticker and I quickly install said sticker on my rocket box after cleaning the surface of the rocket box and of course attaching the sticker under climate controlled conditions, not to hot not to cold….. Now I’m thinkn I am just pretty cool, got me one of them “I ski uphill” stickers, almost as cool as “earn your turn’s” stickers anyway I digress. I drive my car with it’s new sticker up to Copper Mountain get out unload my skis of course admiring my sticker and head off for a day of sliding on the make believe snow, must say it was pretty good though. Return to my car load my skis, not sure if I admired my sticker at this point or not…drove home and upon unloading my skis I noticed my “I ski uphill” sticker was gone, I mean nowhere to be found, major bummage sets in. Now I figure a couple of things could’ve happened to that sticker #1 the wind blew it off when I was driving down the road (but I was oh so careful in attaching said sticker) #2 Parking lot attendant liked the sticker as much, maybe more than I did #3 Devine Intervention! the “I ski uphill” gods saw I was actually sitting on my butt on a chair to get up the hill and decided that I was unworthy to display an “I ski uphill” declaration, probably what really happed to said sticker….I guess I will just have to be thankful I still have my rocket box….so hopefully will get a chance at new stickers in the future

  10. Bob Perlmutter November 28th, 2012 6:06 pm

    Here’s a story everyone might appreciate: Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s I was patrolling at Aspen Highlands. At some point during that time, Gretal of Gretal’s Restaurant fame on Aspen Mt. (now Bonnie’s), was lured over to the Merry-Go-Round restaurant at the Highlands for a year or two before retiring. She was most famous for her apple strudel recipe which was baked fresh every day.
    Somehow we got in her good graces because at the end of each day someone from the restaurant would call up to PHQ to say “come and get it” for the leftover strudel. Needless to say, we would fight each other to be the first one out the door to race down to the restaurant to pick up the prized pan. It goes without saying that the lucky courier might have gotten an extra piece of strudel on the ride back up the chair. We called that duty “Strudel Patrol”

  11. Lou Dawson November 28th, 2012 8:37 pm

    Doug, we’ll send another sticker, use contact link above. Let’s hope the glue isn’t defective or something. Should we do a scientific sticker glue review?

    Bob, good story, thanks!

  12. Daniel Dunn November 28th, 2012 9:06 pm

    I want strudel over beer or schnitzel any day of the week (although I love those both!) Austria does a body good!

  13. See November 28th, 2012 9:19 pm

    Might Doug have been using his Wildsnow sticker to cover up his “french for can’t tele” sticker? If there is a problem with the adhesive, I think Lou is morally obligated to issue a recall before further harm is done.

  14. George November 28th, 2012 10:03 pm

    “Abends Bit, morgens fit”

    A shameless plug for the Bitburger Brewery to become one of your headliners and a sponsor for dawn patrols.

  15. Lou Dawson November 29th, 2012 5:43 am

    Doug and all, remember if you like a sticker, before sticking to your chosen venue clean the area with rubbing alcohol and a clean paper towel or rag. We do pay for the better stickers when we order these things, but they’ll only stick as good as how the substrate was prepped.

    Although in Doug’s case, if he was riding lifts then yes, it was divine intervention that removed the sticker (grin).

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