Every 4 years the world is blessed with an extra day of winter. (Edit per Dr. Petrics: every four years the world is blessed with an extra day of winter UNLESS that year is also divisible by 400 in which case it does not have an extra day. Come on Lionel get it together) As lovers of all things winter, the VTAH crew of the FIS couldn’t let this magical moment go without celebration. (It’s a bit of a tradition) So in the most pagan of ways, we gathered at our local Easter Island and feted the day.


While we wanted to stay all day, some of us had to go to work later.


Others just wanted to contemplate the gloriousness that is an extra winters’ morn.

Of course no true honoring of winter would be complete without a wee nip from a mountainous land

I guess Jake missed that 3L seminar on drinking before 7 am.

Having had that nip, we decided to get awesome.

Is this awesome or radical?

Doesn’t matter. This is HOT!

It seems that celebrating an extra winter day is infectious. As we were tipping back a bit ‘o schnapps – or was it whiskey- this guy who was driving by in a PLOW showed up. Given his awesome ‘stache and the fact that he wasn’t in a costume but looked like he was, we had to share a drink with him.
Mr. Plow

This being VTAH, of course the random plow guy was a ripping tele-skier.
tele plow

Having had so much fun in VTAH celebrating winter, we called up the Utah desk to see if they would like to partake….

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  1. Peter
    wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 8:49 am  

    Powder Pig chugging a king can, with Brrrrrrr-mittens, in POW! is now my new favorite picture. ever.
    sear-e-us Bidness!

  2. Greg
    wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 10:59 am  

    this is the best thing FIS has ever posted

  3. K_C
    wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 11:25 am  

    The early bird gets the pow!

    A+ work on the costumes. AJ way to accessorize – the briefcase is awesome.

    • Lionel Hutz
      wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 11:36 am  

      I had to go to work!!! Where else am I going to carry my important papers and leather bound books.

    • Andrew
      wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 pm  

      Note the creative use of ballast weight (aka “important papers and leatherbound books”) in lieu of a pole to project his center of mass forward and initiate a proper turn.

  4. Greg
    wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 6:17 pm  

    This is the best picture that has ever appeared on FIS.

    • powhounddd
      wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 pm  

      I think I have to agree with you Greg, on pure comedic silliness. Where can one get such super-dope macrame helmet covers as these, anyways??!

    • Greg
      wrote on March 2nd, 2012 at 6:43 am  

      They were custom made by Kate (Ben’s girlfriend). Quite possibly, Kate has made the greatest contribution to FIS ever.

    • Lionel Hutz
      wrote on March 2nd, 2012 at 2:35 pm  

      Wow. She breaks trail, puts up with the human exclaimation point Ben, and makes awesome helmet covers. Kate: #winning.

  5. Andrew
    wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 pm  

    I really hope Lionel has already filed the proper paperwork with the USPTO for Angry Birds helmet covers.

  6. DrFunker
    wrote on March 3rd, 2012 at 6:15 am  

    Whoa! Snarfed my coffee reading this. You guys are the best.
    Thanks for the laugh. Oh wait, this is serious stuff. Sorry…

  7. Harvey44
    wrote on March 4th, 2012 at 7:21 am  

    The briefcase is the bomb. It symbolizes the struggle.

    wrote on March 5th, 2012 at 1:42 pm  

    I need to get an angry birds hat! great!

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