A few weeks ago I made a call for swag and you guys delivered. I’ve got a stack of koozies, stickers, and other gear that I’ll be featuring, two at a time, on the blog. Hopefully, with my super-scientific analysis, we’ll spark some ideas for sweet swag to line-up for next season. If you missed the first round, check it out here.
I’m going to judge the swag on four areas and give a score for each to determine a winner:
With a score of 1-10 on each, we’ll end up with a score out of 40. Onward.
Contestant #1 – Mountain Creek
Shred It if You Can
A parody of Mad River Glen’s famous “Ski It If You Can” bumper stickers, Mountain Creek shows their love for snowboarders with this idea.
Contestant #2 – Copper Mountain
I Pity the Fool! Bumper Sticker
Bias alert: I am a big fan on the phrase “I pity the fool.” In a high school English class, our entire class would stand on the desks and say “I pity the fool who made this test!” before each mid-term. A classy tradition I observed (usually to a less obvious degree) with every test in high school and college ever since. So, when I saw this sticker, I instantly like it.
Winner: Copper Mountain
Once again, the edge goes to Copper Mountain. I do like the idea of using the Mad River Glen saying, but I wonder if some might not be too keen on their beloved sticker being copied. On the other hand, Mr T is made to be mimicked. I like the positive message (carpooling) and clever rhyme. This was a close one though. Being a judge isn’t as easy as it looks.
Want your resort’s swag included in the next round? Either email a picture to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you have some to share, mail those goodies to:
506 Crazy Horse Circle
Edwards, CO 81632
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