In a time when Las Vegas seems to be coming in near the bottom of every list for housing, education, health care – you name it – The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort brought us to a number two ranking for 2009 Ski Season Openings.
Wednesday, October 7, the resort opened one of the beginner hills at noon coming in second to the Loveland Ski Area in Colorado which opened at 9 a.m. the same day.
Last year the Las Vegas resort opened the day after Thanksgiving. The 2009 opening is about 7 weeks earlier than normal– a phenomenal record. Josh Beam and his crew worked three 14-hours nights to get a heavy layer of artificial snow ready for skiing.
Savanna Jason was one of the locals and tourists who took advantage of the mountain’s first ‘snow day’.
“It’s astronomical to be skiing in Las Vegas before Thanksgiving, let alone before Halloween,” said Jason.
Las Vegas base operations manager and resort spokesman Craig Baldwin said “It feels great to tee it up with the Colorado guys. This season’s gonna be good.”
And if it turns out that you’re not up for a quick run down the slopes quite yet, the resort is also offering scenic tours. The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort will be open on weekends until the weather turns colder and natural snow fills in the other runs. Daily lift tickets are $20.
Colorful Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, an-Mob lawyer, and Las Vegas’ version of Lady Gaga, Holly Madison, will be joined together this week as filming begins on her VH1 reality show, “Planet Holly,” at Planet Hollywood Resort.
His appearance will involve him naming five things that will make Las Vegas better; she will then go out and do those five things.
During his weekly media sit-down meeting last Thursday, the mayor talked about his participation in the reality show and also mentioned he will be narrating another reality show about Las Vegas.
The UFL is off to a great start. It is somewhat hard to gauge what kind of start since the expectations for this league are pretty low. But, regardless, they held their first game Saturday night on the cable channel and live from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Locos (full name: Locomotives) defeated the California Redwoods 31-17 in what was a pretty entertaining game.
What this league is exactly is still yet to be known. What it is not is the NFL, and that may be a very good thing. It is also not College Football and it is also not an Arena style league.
This is going to be a niche league for hardcore football fans that can’t get enough of football and see players who never quite made it in the NFL, or are on the way up to the NFL. The best thing for this league would be to get a few of its players to play the full UFL season and then move up to the NFL to replace injured players there later in the NFL year.
This is going to be some kind of unofficial minor league to the NFL. While that may sound harsh, it is the kind of league that there seems to be a market for.
Football fans like, for example, QB JP Losman of the Locomotives who was a first round pick of the Buffalso Bills and spent five years there essentially doing nothing, Seeing Losman go out in his UFL debut and throw for two TD’s and 226 yards, while going 21 for 31 in the process, was a very good thing.
The single from the eagerly anticipated Michael Jackson movie ‘This Is It’ is set to premiere online on Monday, Oct. 12.
Sony Music tells the Associated Press that the unreleased single, also titled “This Is It,” will debut Monday at midnight on www.MichaelJackson.com.
The song, which will play over the closing sequence of the film (in theaters Oct. 28), includes backup vocals by Michael’s brothers, The Jacksons, says the AP.
The tune will also be included on a two-disc CD set featuring Michael classics such as “Thriller” and “Billie Jean.”